What does capitulate mean?

Definitions for capitulatekəˈpɪtʃ əˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capitulate(verb)

    surrender under agreed conditions


  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.

Webster Dictionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Capitulate

    kap-it′ūl-āt, v.i. to treat: to draw up terms of agreement: to yield or surrender on certain conditions or heads.—ns. Capit′ulant; Capitulā′tion.—adj. Capit′ulatory, recapitulatory. [Low L. capitulatus, pa.p. of capitulāre, to arrange under heads—capitulum, a chapter.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capitulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capitulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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