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Definition 1: the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where surrender or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were protected until the capitulation of the fort

Synonyms for surrender in the sense of this definition

(surrender is a kind of ...) the act of losing someone or something

"everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"

Definition 2: the delivery of a principal into lawful custody - [noun denoting act]

(surrender is a kind of ...) the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another

(... is a kind of surrender ) the surrender of an accused or convicted person by one state or country to another (usually under the provisions of a statute or treaty)

(... is a kind of surrender ) handing over prisoners to the country in which a crime was committed

Definition 3: a verbal act of admitting defeat - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for surrender in the sense of this definition

(surrender is a kind of ...) a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.

Definition 4: acceptance of despair - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for surrender in the sense of this definition

(surrender is a kind of ...) the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well

"they moaned in despair and dismay" "one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair"

(... is a kind of surrender ) acceptance of the inevitability of defeat

Definition 5: give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another - [verb of competition]

Samples where surrender or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered

Synonyms for surrender in the sense of this definition

(surrender is a kind of ...) cease opposition; stop fighting

(... is a kind of surrender ) surrender (power or a position)

"The King abnegated his power to the ministers"

(... is a kind of surrender ) acknowledge defeat

"The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose"

(... is a kind of surrender ) surrender under agreed conditions

Definition 6: relinquish possession or control over - [verb of possession]

Samples where surrender or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for surrender in the sense of this definition

(surrender is a kind of ...) give as a present; make a gift of

"What will you give her for her birthday?"

(... is a kind of surrender ) surrender, as a result of pressure or force

(... is a kind of surrender ) give up for a price or reward

"She sold her principles for a successful career"

(... is a kind of surrender ) formally assign ownership of

"She signed away her rights"

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