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capitulate

ca·pit·u·late

capitulate

 
 
pronunciation:
k pI ch leIt
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: capitulated, capitulates, capitulating
definition: to surrender or acquiesce.
The vanquished nation was forced to capitulate to the terms of the victors.When his lawyer reminded him of the terms of the legal agreement, he capitulated.The police informed the rioting prisoners that they would not capitulate to their demands.
synonyms:
acquiesce, assent, bow, buckle, cave in, comply, concede, knuckle under, say uncle, surrender, yield
antonyms:
hold out, resist
similar words:
accede, agree, bend, call it quits, concur, consent, give, submit, succumb
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derivations: capitulant (n.), capitulator (n.)
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