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What is the opposite of concede?

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Opposite of to admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it
Opposite of to accept or yield to a superior force, authority or will
Opposite of to yield or give up something to another person
Opposite of to surrender or end all resistance to
“It was a massive struggle to resist the lure of a cheeky beer, but I held firm.”
Opposite of to accept or admit the existence or truth of
“Let me say at the outset that I absolutely and totally reject any assertion that I have misled the Senate over this matter.”
Opposite of to give up one's resistance against an enemy or opponent
Opposite of to admit that one has committed a crime or wrongdoing
Opposite of to understand or acknowledge the existence of
“It is a fair question, but we should not overlook the assumptions that underlie it.”
Opposite of to settle a dispute by mutual concession
“We constantly argue instead of attempting to compromise?”
Opposite of to believe, based on information
“I am likely to disbelieve the findings of the scientists.”
Opposite of to give away (something valuable) for the purpose of gaining something else
“Even while strapped for cash, Jarrod would still keep his treasured collection of Star Wars toys.”
Opposite of to formally or solemnly renounce or reject
Opposite of to relinquish or give up something, typically on compulsion or demand
(sports) Opposite of to fail to win (a point or a match)
“Nadal will dominate this match if he continues to win in those close rallies.”
Opposite of to deteriorate, decline, or slump in progress, position, or influence
Opposite of to act in a shameful way that is far below one's usual standards
“It is time the people joined hands to rise above this pettiness, and set an example for the whole world to follow.”
(of something unpleasant) Opposite of to tolerate or submit to
“He would still be in denial of the fact that he would not get the promotion he desired.”
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