Concede vs Connive - What's the difference?

concede | connive |

As verbs the difference between concede and connive

is that concede is while connive is to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude.




  • To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to concede the point in question.
  • He conceded the race once it was clear he could not win.
    Kendall conceded defeat once she realized she could not win in a battle of wits.
  • To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of.
  • To admit to be true; to acknowledge.
  • To yield or make concession.
  • (sports) To have a goal or point scored against
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  • (cricket) (of a bowler) to have runs scored off of one's bowling.
  • Synonyms

    (in sports) let in




  • to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude
  • to plot or scheme
  • to pretend to be ignorant of something in order to escape blame; to ignore a fault deliberately
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • to connive at what it does not approve
  • * Burke
  • In many of these, the directors were heartily concurring; in most of them, they were encouraging, and sometimes commanding; in all they were conniving .
  • * Macaulay
  • The government thought it expedient, occasionally, to connive at the violation of this rule.
  • (archaic) To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.
  • * Spectator
  • The artist is to teach them how to nod judiciously, and to connive with either eye.
  • to be a wench
  • References

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