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"
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
Origin: [OF. surrendre to deliver; sur over + rendre to render. See Sur-, and Render.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sur-ren′dėr, v.t. to deliver over: to resign.—v.i. to yield up one's self to another.—n. act of yielding, or giving up to another.—ns. Surrenderee′, one to whom a legal surrender is made; Surren′derer, one who surrenders; Surren′deror (law), one who makes a surrender; Surren′dry, Surren′dery (obs.), a surrender. [O. Fr. surrendre, from sur, over—L. super, over, rendre—L. reddĕre, to render.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'surrender' in Verbs Frequency: #1010
The numerical value of surrender in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of surrender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Images & Illustrations of surrender
Translations for surrender
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- استسلام, استسلمArabic
- sich ergeben, Kapitulation, kapitulieren, ErgebungGerman
- παραδίνομαι, παράδοσηGreek
- entregar, abandonar, rendirse, rendir, capitularSpanish
- alistuma, allaandmine, loovutamaEstonian
- luovuttaminen, antautuminen, luovutus, antautua, luovuttaa, luopuminenFinnish
- reddition, capituler, se rendre, capitulationFrench
- thoir thairis, thoir suas, gèilleadh, gèillScottish Gaelic
- 放棄する, 譲渡, 自首する, 自首, 投降する, 降服, 譲渡する, 降服する, 放棄, 投降, 降伏Japanese
- whakahauraro, hauraro, haurarotangaMāori
- entregar-se, render, entregar, capitular, render-sePortuguese
- сдаваться, капитуляция, сдать, капитулировать, сдаться, сдача, сдаватьRussian
- ge sig, ge uppSwedish
- teslim olmak, teslim etmek, teslim olmaTurkish
- đầu hàngVietnamese
Get even more translations for surrender »
Find a translation for the surrender definition in other languages:
Select another language: