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Definitions for capitulate
kəˈpɪtʃ əˌleɪtca·pit·u·late

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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.]

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  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

Examples of capitulate in a Sentence

  1. Ben May:

    The antipathy towards more austerity with the general public and (Greek governing party) Syriza is a major sticking point and means a quick resolution is unlikely if it means Greece has to capitulate.

  2. Gavin Newsom:

    One thing I won't do is capitulate.

  3. Ryan Mauro:

    By showcasing its slavery, ISIS is boasting that it practices Islam in its most literal interpretation, doesn't capitulate to public opinion and rejects modern interpretations, it is also showing it has a functional Islamic educational system and therefore is a real caliphate. The timing of the announcement is significant as Ramadan is a time of year where Muslims are charged with rejuvenating their faith.

  4. Diane Swonk:

    They have been unwilling to capitulate and they've really wanted to separate themselves as not being beholden to Wall Street, but at the end of the day they are.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    White mind, white hand, white pen, white paper, and white ink, illustrate and delineate only the White House; thus hereupon, capitulate to that since here lies the World Peace; otherwise, colours may become the victim.

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