acceptance of despair
giving up, yielding, surrender(noun)
a verbal act of admitting defeat
the delivery of a principal into lawful custody
capitulation, fall, surrender(verb)
the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
"they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"
gloaming, giving up, autumn, declension, drop, pin, gloam, downfall, crepuscle, descent, capitulation, yielding, decline, declination, downslope, declivity, dip, fall, resignation, tumble, crepuscule, dusk, free fall, spill, evenfall, nightfall, twilight
surrender, give up(verb)
give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
"The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
quit, allow, resign, deliver, chuck up the sponge, vacate, abandon, fall by the wayside, spare, free, give up, lay off, dispense with, drop out, part with, throw overboard, throw in the towel, forego, throw in, waive, renounce, release, drop by the wayside, forgo, cede, discontinue, kick, forfeit, stop, relinquish, cease
surrender, cede, deliver, give up(verb)
relinquish possession or control over
"The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
spare, fork up, extradite, rescue, abandon, hand over, forfeit, dispense with, return, resign, save, fork over, forgo, concede, have, relinquish, throw in, deport, part with, fall by the wayside, redeem, lay off, waive, throw overboard, allow, cease, throw in the towel, give up, grant, discontinue, turn in, birth, stop, render, pitch, cede, deliver, present, yield, chuck up the sponge, renounce, fork out, drop out, free, drive home, drop by the wayside, kick, release, vacate, forego, give birth, quit, bear
To give up into the power, control, or possession of another; specifically (Military) to yield (land, a town, etc.) to an enemy.
To give oneself up into the power of another, especially as a prisoner; to submit or give in to.
The yielding of the leasehold estate by the lessee to the landlord, so that the tenancy for years merges in the reversion and no longer exists.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To surrender is to give up upon compulsion, as to an enemy in war, hence to give up to any person, passion, influence, or power. To yield is to give place or give way under pressure, and hence under compulsion. Yield implies more softness or concession than surrender; the most determined men may surrender to overwhelming force; when one yields, his spirit is at least somewhat subdued. A monarch or a state cedes territory perhaps for a consideration; surrenders an army, a navy, or a fortified place to a conqueror; a military commander abandons an untenable position or unavailable stores. We sacrifice something precious through error, friendship, or duty, yield to convincing reasons, a stronger will, winsome persuasion, or superior force. Compare ABANDON.
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How to use surrender in a sentence?
He was forced to surrender, he probably didn't want to die during the military offensive.
There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope. The death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender.
As long as Xi shows he defends China’s interests and does not surrender to U.S. pressure it will be perceived as successful (domestically).
There is fundamental misunderstanding between the American and the North Korean positions, north Korea never ever promised that they would give up their weapons, while the US continued to demand full denuclearization and surrender.
The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. ... The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. (Announcing blockade of Cuba)
Translations for surrender
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- استسلام, استسلمArabic
- sich ergeben, Kapitulation, kapitulieren, ErgebungGerman
- παραδίνομαι, παράδοσηGreek
- entregar, abandonar, rendirse, rendir, capitularSpanish
- alistuma, allaandmine, loovutamaEstonian
- luovuttaminen, antautuminen, luovutus, antautua, luovuttaa, luopuminenFinnish
- reddition, capituler, se rendre, capitulation, abandonFrench
- thoir thairis, thoir suas, gèilleadh, gèillScottish Gaelic
- 放棄する, 譲渡, 自首する, 自首, 投降する, 降服, 譲渡する, 降服する, 放棄, 投降, 降伏Japanese
- whakahauraro, hauraro, haurarotangaMāori
- entregar-se, render, entregar, capitular, render-sePortuguese
- сдаваться, капитуляция, сдать, капитулировать, сдаться, сдача, сдаватьRussian
- ge sig, ge uppSwedish
- teslim olmak, teslim etmek, teslim olmaTurkish
- đầu hàngVietnamese
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