Definitions for capitulatekəˈpɪtʃ əˌleɪt

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  1. capitulate(verb)

    surrender under agreed conditions

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  1. capitulate(Verb)

    To draw up in chapters; to enumerate.

  2. capitulate(Verb)

    To draw up the articles of treaty with; to treat, bargain, parley.

  3. capitulate(Verb)

    To agree terms of surrender; to end all resistance, to give up; to go along with or comply.

    He argued and hollered for so long that I finally capitulated just to make him stop.

  4. Origin: From the participle stem of capitulare, from capitulum, diminutive of caput.

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  1. Capitulate(noun)

    to settle or draw up the heads or terms of an agreement, as in chapters or articles; to agree

  2. Capitulate(noun)

    to surrender on terms agreed upon (usually, drawn up under several heads); as, an army or a garrison capitulates

  3. Capitulate(verb)

    to surrender or transfer, as an army or a fortress, on certain conditions

  4. Origin: [LL. capitulatus, p. p. of capitulare to capitulate: cf. F. capituler. See Capitular, n.]


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