[ UK /səɹˈɛndɐ/ ]
[ US /sɝˈɛndɝ/ ]
  1. acceptance of despair
  2. the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
    they were protected until the capitulation of the fort
  3. a verbal act of admitting defeat
  4. the delivery of a principal into lawful custody
  1. give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
    The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered
  2. relinquish possession or control over
    The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in
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How To Use surrender In A Sentence

  • By then, the town had been well-fortified and withstood a siege of nine weeks before the Mexicans were forced to surrender from starvation. Cinco de Mayo: What is everybody celebrating?
  • NIAGARA FALLS -- A Niagara Falls English teacher has agreed to resign and surrender his teaching certification as part of a plea bargain to charges that he had an improper relationship with a 16-year-old female student. The Buffalo News: Home
  • I duly surrendered my little device, only to feel a sudden pang of panic on my way back to my seat. Times, Sunday Times
  • Dustin Archibald, 21, of Denham Springs surrendered to Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies on Thursday. Louisiana Trail-Cam Thief Says He Was Protecting Deer
  • Such actively passive self-surrender is thus the necessary beginning of the regeneration on which loving union depends. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Don't surrender to this dark woeld.
  • We have become a nation of children, happy to surrender our judgments and our wills to political exhortations and commercial blandishments that would insult actual adults.
  • What powers can it realistically reclaim having surrendered control of the club structure in 1992? Times, Sunday Times
  • For the British, however, it has all turned to dust, surrendered by the pusillanimous politicians.
  • Will sighed and turned around slowly, holding his hands up in a gesture of surrender.
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