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English noun: surrender

1. surrender (feeling) acceptance of despair


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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