concede, admit, confess, declare; see admit 2, 3.
To recognize the authority of
recognize, accept, endorse, certify, confirm, uphold, support, ratify,
approve, defend, subscribe to, acquiesce in, accede to, make
legal, attest to, take an oath by, defer to, have to hand it to*.
respond to, reply to, answer, thank, recognize, make acknowledgment, notice, R.S.V.P.; see also greet, thank. See syn. study atadmit.
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To recognize, often reluctantly, the reality or truth of:
To express recognition of: