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surrender

sur·ren·der

surrender

 
 
pronunciation:
s ren dr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: surrendered, surrendering, surrenders
definition 1: to turn over or yield to the power, control, or possession of another, esp. under compulsion.
The general was forced to surrender his troops.They surrendered the documents to the authorities.
synonyms:
yield
antonyms:
retain, seize, withhold
similar words:
abdicate, cede, forfeit, relinquish, submit, transfer
definition 2: to abandon or relinquish (an intention, desire, or the like).
After months of bloody battle, most of the men had surrendered their dreams of glory.
synonyms:
abandon, relinquish
antonyms:
claim
similar words:
abnegate, forgo, forsake, quit, renounce, resign, waive, yield
definition 3: to give (oneself) up to something such as a feeling.
He refused to surrender himself to his fears.
synonyms:
abandon
antonyms:
resist
similar words:
submit, yield
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to give oneself up or over to someone or something; submit; yield.
The rebel army surrendered at midnight.She is unlikely to surrender to the charms of a man like that.
synonyms:
capitulate, submit, succumb, yield
antonyms:
resist
similar words:
acquiesce, concede, cry uncle, fall, fold, say uncle
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part of speech: noun
definition: an act or instance of giving up or surrendering.
The police demanded the surrender of their weapons.
synonyms:
capitulation, submission
similar words:
abandon
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