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capitulate

ca·pit·u·late

capitulate

 
 
pronunciation:
k pI ch leIt
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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
derivations: capitulant (n.), capitulator (n.)
Word Parts
The word capitulate contains the following parts:
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).