Surrender - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |səˈrendər|  American pronunciation of the word surrender
Brit.  |səˈrendə|  British pronunciation of the word surrender


- acceptance of despair (syn: resignation)
- a verbal act of admitting defeat (syn: yielding)
- the delivery of a principal into lawful custody
- the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions) (syn: capitulation, fall)


- give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another (syn: give up)
The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered
- relinquish possession or control over (syn: cede, deliver, give up)
The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in

Extra examples

The enemy finally surrendered after three days of fighting.

The gunman surrendered and was taken into custody.

The troops were forced to surrender the fort.

They were required to surrender their passports.

He refused to surrender to despair.

He refused to surrender himself to despair.

Their surrender was formalized in a treaty.

They demanded an unconditional surrender.

The hijackers eventually surrendered (themselves) to the police.

They were given two hours to surrender their weapons.

The defendant was released to await trial but had to surrender her passport.

She surrendered to temptation and took out a cigarette.

Hannah was most reluctant to surrender her independence.

He agreed to surrender all claims to the property.

The terrorists were given ten minutes to surrender.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: surrender
he/she/it: surrenders
present participle: surrendering
past tense: surrendered
past participle: surrendered
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