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verb [no object]
cease resistance to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority:over 140 rebels surrendered to the authorities [with object] give up or hand over (a person, right, or possession), typically on compulsion or demand:in 1815 Denmark surrendered Norway to Sweden they refused to surrender their weapons [with object] (in a sports contest) lose (a point, game, or advantage):she surrendered only twenty games in her five qualifying matches
) abandon oneself entirely to (a powerful emotion or influence); give in to:he was surprised that Miriam should surrender to this sort of jealousy he surrendered himself to the mood of the hills
[with object] (of an insured person) cancel (a life insurance policy) and receive back a proportion of the premiums paid.
the action of surrendering. the action of surrendering a life insurance policy.
is spelled with a double r