What does surrender mean?

Definitions for surrender
səˈrɛn dərsur·ren·der

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Wiktionary

  1. surrendernoun

    An act of surrendering, submission into the possession of another; abandonment, resignation.

    Etymology: Anglo-Norman, representing Old French surrendre, from sur- + rendre ‘render’.

  2. surrendernoun

    The yielding or delivery of a possession in response to a demand.

    Etymology: Anglo-Norman, representing Old French surrendre, from sur- + rendre ‘render’.

  3. surrendernoun

    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.

    Etymology: Anglo-Norman, representing Old French surrendre, from sur- + rendre ‘render’.

  4. surrenderverb

    To give up into the power, control, or possession of another; specifically (Military) to yield (land, a town, etc.) to an enemy.

    Etymology: Anglo-Norman, representing Old French surrendre, from sur- + rendre ‘render’.

  5. surrenderverb

    To give oneself up into the power of another, especially as a prisoner; to submit or give in to.

    Etymology: Anglo-Norman, representing Old French surrendre, from sur- + rendre ‘render’.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. resignation, surrendernoun

    acceptance of despair

  2. giving up, yielding, surrendernoun

    a verbal act of admitting defeat

  3. surrendernoun

    the delivery of a principal into lawful custody

  4. capitulation, fall, surrenderverb

    the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)

    "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"

  5. surrender, give upverb

    give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another

    "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"

  6. surrender, cede, deliver, give upverb

    relinquish possession or control over

    "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surrenderverb

    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

    Etymology: [OF. surrendre to deliver; sur over + rendre to render. See Sur-, and Render.]

  2. Surrenderverb

    to give up possession of; to yield; to resign; as, to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage

    Etymology: [OF. surrendre to deliver; sur over + rendre to render. See Sur-, and Render.]

  3. Surrenderverb

    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

    Etymology: [OF. surrendre to deliver; sur over + rendre to render. See Sur-, and Render.]

  4. Surrenderverb

    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

    Etymology: [OF. surrendre to deliver; sur over + rendre to render. See Sur-, and Render.]

  5. Surrenderverb

    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

    Etymology: [OF. surrendre to deliver; sur over + rendre to render. See Sur-, and Render.]

  6. Surrendernoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. surrendre to deliver; sur over + rendre to render. See Sur-, and Render.]

  7. Surrendernoun

    the yielding of a particular estate to him who has an immediate estate in remainder or reversion

    Etymology: [OF. surrendre to deliver; sur over + rendre to render. See Sur-, and Render.]

  8. Surrendernoun

    the giving up of a principal into lawful custody by his bail

    Etymology: [OF. surrendre to deliver; sur over + rendre to render. See Sur-, and Render.]

  9. Surrendernoun

    the delivery up of fugitives from justice by one government to another, as by a foreign state. See Extradition

    Etymology: [OF. surrendre to deliver; sur over + rendre to render. See Sur-, and Render.]

Freebase

  1. Surrender

    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

  1. Surrender

    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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. surrender

    To lay down your arms, and give yourself up as a prisoner of war. Also, the act of giving up, as the surrender of a town or garrison.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'surrender' in Verbs Frequency: #1010

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surrender in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surrender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of surrender in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Saying 'I love you' is the only best way of signing a pact with your life partner. Either you surrender your Will to him or him to you!

  2. Justin Paperny:

    A lot of people surrender to prison, and because they don't have the money sorted out, they're not going to shop in the commissary for a week, someone comes up and says' Hi, nice to meet you. Oh, you need some granola. Here's some coffee.'.

  3. President Idriss Deby of Chad:

    ?Abubakar Shekau must surrender. We know where he is. If he doesn't give himself up he will suffer the same fate as his compatriots, he was in Dikwa two days ago. He managed to get away but we know where he is. It's in his interests to surrender.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    As the partial government shutdown grinds on, help our lawmakers to open their hearts to your love and to surrender their desires to your purposes.

  5. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    To live Happily, whatever happens in life, Accept!Don't wonder… Just Surrender, KNOWING,that it's a Divine Drama that's unfolding.

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Translations for surrender

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  • استسلام, استسلمArabic
  • sich ergeben, Kapitulation, kapitulieren, ErgebungGerman
  • παραδίνομαι, παράδοσηGreek
  • kapitulacoEsperanto
  • entregar, abandonar, rendirse, rendir, capitularSpanish
  • alistuma, allaandmine, loovutamaEstonian
  • luovuttaminen, antautuminen, luovutus, antautua, luovuttaa, luopuminenFinnish
  • reddition, capituler, se rendre, capitulation, abandonFrench
  • thoir thairis, thoir suas, gèilleadh, gèillScottish Gaelic
  • menyerahIndonesian
  • arrendersiItalian
  • 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
  • overgaveDutch
  • entregar-se, render, entregar, capitular, render-sePortuguese
  • сдаваться, капитуляция, сдать, капитулировать, сдаться, сдача, сдаватьRussian
  • ge sig, ge uppSwedish
  • లొంగుబాటు, లొంగిపోTelugu
  • teslim olmak, teslim etmek, teslim olmaTurkish
  • đầu hàngVietnamese
  • 投降Chinese

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    • A. ultimo
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