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capitulate

  
: verb1 : to surrender often after negotiation of terms 2 : to cease resisting : acquiesce 

Examples:

The company capitulated to the labor union to avoid a strike. 
“All this cataclysmic destruction, aggression and resolute response—all this history—took place between Sept. 1, 1939, when Hitler invaded Poland and that August day in 1945 when Emperor Hirohito of Japan capitulated.” — The Chicago Tribune, 13 Aug. 2015

Did you know?

Capitulate and its synonyms yield, submit, and succumb all mean to give way to someone or something, with a few slight differences in emphasis. Yield may apply to any sort or degree of bowing to force, debate, or pleading (“yields too easily in any argument”). Submit suggests surrender, after resistance, to the will or control of another (“a sinner submitting to the will of God”). Succumb imputes weakness and helplessness to the person giving in, or an overwhelming power to the opposition (“succumbing to temptation”). Capitulate stresses the termination of all resistance and may imply either a coming to terms, as with an adversary, or hopelessness before an irresistible opposing force (“officials capitulated to the demands”).

capitulate \kuh-PIH-chuh-layt\ 

verb1 : to surrender often after negotiation of terms 2 : to cease resisting : acquiesce 

Examples:

The company capitulated to the labor union to avoid a strike. 
“All this cataclysmic destruction, aggression and resolute response—all this history—took place between Sept. 1, 1939, when Hitler invaded Poland and that August day in 1945 when Emperor Hirohito of Japan capitulated.” — The Chicago Tribune, 13 Aug. 2015

Did you know?

Capitulate and its synonyms yield, submit, and succumb all mean to give way to someone or something, with a few slight differences in emphasis. Yield may apply to any sort or degree of bowing to force, debate, or pleading (“yields too easily in any argument”). Submit suggests surrender, after resistance, to the will or control of another (“a sinner submitting to the will of God”). Succumb imputes weakness and helplessness to the person giving in, or an overwhelming power to the opposition (“succumbing to temptation”). Capitulate stresses the termination of all resistance and may imply either a coming to terms, as with an adversary, or hopelessness before an irresistible opposing force (“officials capitulated to the demands”).

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