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Synonyms for surrender
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resignation, surrender(noun)

    acceptance of despair

    Synonyms:
    yielding, capitulation, giving up, resignation, fall

    Antonyms:
    hold out, resist, withstand, stand firm

  2. giving up, yielding, surrender(noun)

    a verbal act of admitting defeat

    Synonyms:
    fall, capitulation, forsaking, yielding, concession, resignation, giving up, conceding

    Antonyms:
    withstand, hold out, stand firm, resist

  3. surrender(noun)

    the delivery of a principal into lawful custody

    Synonyms:
    yielding, capitulation, giving up, resignation, fall

    Antonyms:
    stand firm, resist, hold out, withstand

  4. capitulation, fall, surrender(verb)

    the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)

    "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    resist, withstand, hold out, stand firm

  5. surrender, give up(verb)

    give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another

    "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    resist, stand firm, hold out, withstand

  6. surrender, cede, deliver, give up(verb)

    relinquish possession or control over

    "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    withstand, stand firm, hold out, resist

Wiktionary

  1. surrender(noun)

    Synonyms:
    capitulation

  2. surrender(noun)

    To give up into the power, control, or possession of another; specifically (Military) to yield (land, a town, etc.) to an enemy.

    Synonyms:
    capitulation

  3. surrender(noun)

    To give oneself up into the power of another, especially as a prisoner; to submit or give in to.

    Synonyms:
    capitulation

  4. surrender(noun)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    capitulation

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. surrender

    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.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, alienate, capitulate, cede, give, give oneself up, give over, give up, let go, relinquish, sacrifice, yield

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. surrender

    Synonyms:
    yield, submit, cede, relinquish, abandon, resign

    Antonyms:
    withhold, vindicate, retain, resist, contend, strive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. surrender(n)

    Synonyms:
    relinquishment, capitulation, yielding

  2. surrender(v)

    Synonyms:
    relinquish, yield, abandon, capitulate, waive, remit

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How to use surrender in a sentence?

  1. Joe Bidens:

    There's real hope, tangible hope. So hang on, don't let yourself surrender to the fatigue, which I understand, it is real fatigue. I know we can and we will beat this virus. America is not going to lose this war. We'll get our lives back. Life is going to return to normal, I promise you. This will happen. This will not last forever.

  2. Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 4. June, 1940:

    We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

  3. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    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)

  4. Robert H. Schuller:

    Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.

  5. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel:

    No one will rip the (fatherland) away from us, neither by seduction nor by force, we Cubans do not surrender.


Translations for surrender

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • استسلام, استسلمArabic
  • sich ergeben, Kapitulation, kapitulieren, ErgebungGerman
  • παραδίνομαι, παράδοσηGreek
  • kapitulacoEsperanto
  • 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
  • menyerahIndonesian
  • arrendersiItalian
  • 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
  • overgaveDutch
  • entregar-se, render, entregar, capitular, render-sePortuguese
  • сдаваться, капитуляция, сдать, капитулировать, сдаться, сдача, сдаватьRussian
  • ge sig, ge uppSwedish
  • లొంగుబాటు, లొంగిపోTelugu
  • teslim olmak, teslim etmek, teslim olmaTurkish
  • đầu hàngVietnamese
  • 投降Chinese

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