1. To acknowledge defeat.
2. To be willing to concede; SYN. yield, grant.
3. To give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another; SYN. yield, cede, grant.
4. To make a clean breast of; SYN. profess, confess.
5. Admit, acknowledge; allow, grant; surrender
6. Sport, allow opponent to score; admit defeat.