Definitions for surrendersəˈrɛn dər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to deliver up or yield (something) to the possession or power of another on demand or under duress:
to surrender the fort to the enemy.
to give (oneself) up, as to the police.
to give (oneself) up to some influence, course, emotion, etc.:
surrendered himself to despair.
to give up, abandon, or relinquish (comfort, hope, etc.).
to yield or resign (an office, privilege, etc.) in favor of another.
(v.i.)to give oneself up, as into the power of another; submit or yield.
(n.)an act or instance of surrendering.
* Syn: See yield.
Origin of surrender:
1425–75; < OF surrendre to give up =sur-sur -1+rendre to render1
acceptance of despair
giving up, yielding, surrender(noun)
a verbal act of admitting defeat
the delivery of a principal into lawful custody
capitulation, fall, surrender(verb)
the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
"they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"
surrender, give up(verb)
give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
"The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
surrender, cede, deliver, give up(verb)
relinquish possession or control over
"The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to give up fighting because you know you cannot win
I would rather die than surrender.
to give sth to sb in authority
He was ordered to surrender his weapon.; the army's surrender
An act of surrendering, submission into the possession of another; abandonment, resignation.
The yielding or delivery of a possession in response to a demand.
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.
To give up into the power, control, or possession of another; specifically (Military) to yield (land, a town, etc.) to an enemy.
To give oneself up into the power of another, especially as a prisoner; to submit or give in to.
Origin: Anglo-Norman, representing Old French surrendre, from sur- + rendre ‘render’.
to yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up possession of (anything) upon compulsion or demand; as, to surrender one's person to an enemy or to an officer; to surrender a fort or a ship
to give up possession of; to yield; to resign; as, to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage
to yield to any influence, emotion, passion, or power; -- used reflexively; as, to surrender one's self to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep
to yield; to render or deliver up; to give up; as, a principal surrendered by his bail, a fugitive from justice by a foreign state, or a particular estate by the tenant thereof to him in remainder or reversion
to give up one's self into the power of another; to yield; as, the enemy, seeing no way of escape, surrendered at the first summons
the act of surrendering; the act of yielding, or resigning one's person, or the possession of something, into the power of another; as, the surrender of a castle to an enemy; the surrender of a right
the yielding of a particular estate to him who has an immediate estate in remainder or reversion
the giving up of a principal into lawful custody by his bail
the delivery up of fugitives from justice by one government to another, as by a foreign state. See Extradition
Surrender is the cessation of fighting by soldiers, naval craft, nations or other combatants and their eventually becoming prisoners of war, either as individuals or when ordered to by their officers. A white flag or handkerchief is a common symbol of surrender, as is the gesture of raising one's hands empty and open above one's head. When a tank commander is surrendering, the tank's turret should be turned opposite the direction of the opposing forces. Normally, a surrender will involve the handing over of weapons; in European warfare of earlier centuries, the commanding officer of a surrendering force would specifically offer up his sword to the victorious commander. Flags and ensigns are hauled down or furled, and ships' colours are struck to signal a surrender. When the parties agree to terms, the surrender may be conditional, i.e. if the surrendering party promises to submit only after the victor makes certain promises. Otherwise it is a surrender at discretion; the victor makes no promises of treatment other than those provided by the laws and customs of war — most of which are laid out in the Hague Conventions and the Geneva Conventions. Normally a belligerent will only agree to surrender unconditionally if completely incapable of continuing hostilities.
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Rank popularity for the word 'surrender' in Verbs Frequency: #1010
Translations for surrender
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
The general refused to surrender to the enemy; We shall never surrender!
- يَسْتَسْلِم، يُسَلِّمُ لِArabic
- render-sePortuguese (BR)
- vzdát seCzech
- sich ergebenGerman
- overgive sigDanish
- تسليم كردنFarsi
- se rendreFrench
- आत्म समर्पण करना, हार माननाHindi
- predati seCroatian
- megadja magátHungarian
- gefast uppIcelandic
- pasiduoti, kapituliuotiLithuanian
- menyerah kalahMalay
- (zich) overgevenDutch
- overgi seg, kapitulereNorwegian
- poddawać sięPolish
- تسليم كردنPersian
- a se predaRomanian
- vzdať saSlovak
- vdati seSlovenian
- predati seSerbian
- ge sig, kapituleraSwedish
- teslim olmakTurkish
- 投降Chinese (Trad.)
- حوالے کرنا، ہتھیار ڈالناUrdu
- chịu thua, đầu hàngVietnamese
- 投降Chinese (Simp.)
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