acknowledge defeat

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You see, he was a persistent chap, and hated to acknowledge defeat.
Four years earlier, he had promised 'peace with honour' but, determined not to be the first US president to acknowledge defeat on the battlefield, had escalated the war, not least by bombing Cambodia, a decision that made way for the Khmer Rouge and its genocide.
You should acknowledge defeat and leave our people to their own to decide about their fate and you shouldn't decide the path based on your tendencies," Mohammed was quoted by the Arabic-language Soumeriyeh news website addressing Barzani.
The presidential still-hopeful's taunt at a party rally followed his earlier claim that the contest was "rigged" and a refusal to say he would acknowledge defeat by Hillary Clinton.
instead after a costly battle in which they lost roughly a thousand of their fighters they were forced to openly acknowledge defeat.
Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri contacted today the President of the Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara, and congratulated him on the end of the crisis that was caused by former President Laurent Gbagbo who failed to acknowledge defeat in the presidential elections, and on the return of normalcy in the Ivory Coast.
The United Nations certified results showing Gbagbo lost the November presidential election but Gbagbo, the incumbent, refused to acknowledge defeat.
Heavy gunfire was reported near Gbagbo's compound as forces loyal to rival Alassane Ouattara sought to capture the incumbent leader, who has refused to acknowledge defeat in last year's election.
This is a typical Arab way to never openly acknowledge defeat.
Let them acknowledge defeat and let's strike out together in the new direction the great majority of Ecuadorans, as well as all Latin America, are setting: a society with more justice, much more equality and without so much .
In most local situations, if your time runs out, ie your flag falls, it is up to your opponent to claim the game, although most players would immediately acknowledge defeat in these circumstances.
It's widely believed he'll include some would-be licensing fees, because doing otherwise might acknowledge defeat.