1 abandon, cede, concede, deliver up, forego, give up, part with, relinquish, renounce, resign, waive, yield
2 capitulate, give in, give oneself up, give way, lay down arms, quit, show the white flag, submit, succumb, throw in the towel, yield
3 capitulation, delivery, relinquishment, renunciation, resignation, submission, yielding
, vb defy, fight (on), make a stand against, oppose, resist, stand up to, withstand
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surrender ( surrenders plural & 3rd person present) ( surrendering present participle) ( surrendered past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you surrender, you stop fighting or resisting someone and agree that you have been beaten.
General Martin Bonnet called on the rebels to surrender... V
She surrendered to the police in London last December. V to n
Surrender is also a noun., n-var oft N to n
...the government's apparent surrender to demands made by the religious militants.
2 verb If you surrender something you would rather keep, you give it up or let someone else have it, for example after a struggle.
Nadja had to fill out forms surrendering all rights to her property... V n
Surrender is also a noun., n-uncount usu N of n
...the sixteen-day deadline for the surrender of weapons and ammunition.
3 verb If you surrender something such as a ticket or your passport, you give it to someone in authority when they ask you to. FORMAL They have been ordered to surrender their passports. V n
surrender value ( surrender values plural ) The surrender value of a life insurance policy is the amount of money you receive if you decide that you no longer wish to continue with the policy. (BUSINESS) n-count
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