Associations to the word «Surrender»

Wiktionary

SURRENDER, verb. (transitive) To give up into the power, control, or possession of another; specifically (military) to yield (a town, a fortification, etc.) to an enemy.
SURRENDER, verb. (intransitive or reflexive) To give oneself up into the power of another, especially as a prisoner; to submit or give in.
SURRENDER, verb. (transitive) To give up possession of; to yield; to resign.
SURRENDER, verb. (reflexive) To yield (oneself) to an influence, emotion, passion, etc.
SURRENDER, verb. (ambitransitive) (blackjack) To abandon (one's hand of cards) and recover half of the initial bet.
SURRENDER, noun. An act of surrendering, submission into the possession of another; abandonment, resignation.
SURRENDER, noun. The yielding or delivery of a possession in response to a demand.
SURRENDER, noun. (legal) (property law) 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.
SURRENDER MONKEY, noun. Clipping of cheese-eating surrender monkey.

Dictionary definition

SURRENDER, noun. Acceptance of despair.
SURRENDER, noun. A verbal act of admitting defeat.
SURRENDER, noun. The delivery of a principal into lawful custody.
SURRENDER, noun. The act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions); "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort".
SURRENDER, verb. Give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered".
SURRENDER, verb. Relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in".

Wise words

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