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English noun: surrender

1. surrender (feeling) acceptance of despair


Synonymsresignation


Broader (hypernym)despair


Narrower (hyponym)defeatism

2. surrender (communication) a verbal act of admitting defeat


Synonymsgiving up, yielding


Broader (hypernym)relinquishing, relinquishment

3. surrender (act) the delivery of a principal into lawful custody


Broader (hypernym)delivery, legal transfer, livery


Narrower (hyponym)extradition

4. surrender (act) the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)


SamplesThey were protected until the capitulation of the fort.


Synonymscapitulation, fall


Broader (hypernym)loss


English verb: surrender

1. surrender (competition) give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another


SamplesThe last Taleban fighters finally surrendered.


Synonymsgive up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)yield


Narrower (hyponym)abnegate, capitulate, concede


Antonymsstand firm, hold out, resist, withstand

2. surrender (possession) relinquish possession or control over


SamplesThe squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in.


Synonymscede, deliver, give up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)gift, give, present


Narrower (hyponym)sell, sign away, sign over, yield up









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