surrender (n.)

  1. acceptance of despair

    [ Syn: resignation ]

  2. a verbal act of admitting defeat

    [ Syn: giving up , yielding ]

  3. the delivery of a principal into lawful custody

  4. the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions); they were protected until the capitulation of the fort

    [ Syn: capitulation , fall ]

    surrender (v.)

  1. give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered

    [ Syn: give up ]

  2. relinquish possession or control over; The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in

    [ Syn: cede , deliver , give up ]

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