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Synonyms for surrender
səˈrɛn dər

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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. Sarah Sanders:

    My opponents will do everything in their power to destroy me, but I will not apologize for who I am, for who I’m fighting for. I’m fighting for you. I will not retreat, I will not surrender and I will not bow down to the radical left.

  2. RVM:

    Don’t surrender your life to a Face, a Farce, a Fence or a Force. Don’t be a Slave, be Brave

  3. Brock Martland:

    If time marches on and more things are said and it becomes clear this isn't a meritorious prosecution they're running ... that could lead the minister to say, 'At the end of the day, I'm not prepared to order surrender, here'.

  4. John Steinbeck:

    A kind of second childhood falls on so many men. They trade their violence for the promise of a small increase of lifespan, in effect, the head of the house becomes the youngest child. And I have searched myself for this possibility with a kind of horror. For I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten too much or not at all, slept around the clock or missed two nights of sleeping, worked too hard and too long in glory, or slobbed for a time in utter laziness. I’ve lifted, pulled, chopped, climbed, made love with joy and taken my hangovers as a consequence, not as a punishment. I did not want to surrender fierceness for a small gain in yardage.

  5. Ken Hachikian:

    Obama's surrender to Turkey represents a national disgrace.

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Translations for surrender

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  • 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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