surrender

To surrender is to give up control of something to someone else. If you miss curfew, your parents might make you surrender the keys to the car. Okay, it's only a minivan, but it's still cooler than being on foot patrol.

If you want someone to give up, you might order them to surrender. The witch in the Wizard of Oz wrote "Surrender Dorothy!" in the sky above the Emerald City. You can use the noun surrender when you give up on a task. For example, if you are cleaning the house, but every time you finish a room, the kids mess up another, you can throw your hands up and declare, "I surrender!"

Definitions of surrender
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v relinquish possession or control over

“The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in”
Synonyms:
cede, deliver, give up
Types:
yield up
surrender, as a result of pressure or force
sell
give up for a price or reward
sign away, sign over
formally assign ownership of
Type of:
gift, give, present
give as a present; make a gift of

v give up; agree to stop fighting or resisting

“The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered
Synonyms:
give up
Antonyms:
hold out, resist, stand firm, withstand
stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
Types:
abnegate
surrender (power or a position)
concede
acknowledge defeat
capitulate
surrender under agreed conditions
Type of:
yield
cease opposition; stop fighting

n the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)

Synonyms:
capitulation, fall
Type of:
loss
the act of losing someone or something

n acceptance of despair

Synonyms:
resignation
Types:
defeatism
acceptance of the inevitability of defeat
Type of:
despair
the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well

n the delivery of a principal into lawful custody

Types:
extradition
the surrender of an accused or convicted person by one state or country to another (usually under the provisions of a statute or treaty)
Type of:
delivery, legal transfer, livery
the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another

n a verbal act of admitting defeat

Synonyms:
giving up, yielding
Type of:
relinquishing, relinquishment
a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.

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