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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
acceptance of despair
giving up, yielding, surrendernoun
a verbal act of admitting defeat
the delivery of a principal into lawful custody
capitulation, fall, surrenderverb
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 upverb
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 upverb
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
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How to use surrender in a sentence?
Thousands, already tens of thousands, are killed in this war against Ukraine. And this number will unfortunately only grow, we are not going to surrender. We have nowhere to retreat.
Before the gunshots were heard, very strong floodlights turned the night into daylight, and then we heard loud explosions, the soldiers were calling on the house inhabitants to surrender and the speaker was clearly a Yemeni soldier.
It is unfortunate that the DA and police did not honor our commitment to surrender next week and arrested him.
Latent in every man is a venom of amazing bitterness, a black resentment; something that curses and loathes life, a feeling of being trapped, of having trusted and been fooled, of being the helpless prey of impotent rage, blind surrender, the victim of a savage, ruthless power that gives and takes away, enlists a man, and crowning injury inflicts upon him the humiliation of feeling sorry for himself.
Surrender is not a weakness, or state of inaction, but rather a powerful state of pure energy; the energy of becoming your true purpose.
Translations for surrender
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- استسلام, استسلمArabic
- kapitulieren, Kapitulation, Ergebung, sich ergebenGerman
- παραδίνομαι, παράδοσηGreek
- abandonar, capitular, rendir, rendirse, entregarSpanish
- loovutama, allaandmine, alistumaEstonian
- luovuttaminen, antautuminen, luopuminen, antautua, luovuttaa, luovutusFinnish
- abandon, capituler, reddition, capitulation, se rendreFrench
- thoir suas, gèilleadh, thoir thairis, gèillScottish Gaelic
- 自首する, 放棄する, 放棄, 譲渡, 降伏, 投降, 降服, 降服する, 自首, 投降する, 譲渡するJapanese
- haurarotanga, whakahauraro, hauraroMāori
- render, entregar, capitular, render-se, entregar-sePortuguese
- капитуляция, сдавать, сдача, сдаваться, сдаться, сдать, капитулироватьRussian
- ge sig, ge uppSwedish
- లొంగుబాటు, లొంగిపోTelugu
- teslim olmak, teslim olma, teslim etmekTurkish
- đầu hàngVietnamese
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