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Synonyms of surrender in English:


  • 1 the government surrendered to the Allied forces
    capitulate, give in, give (oneself) up, yield, concede, submit, climb down, give way, defer, acquiesce, back down, cave in, relent, succumb, quit, crumble;
    be beaten, be overcome, be overwhelmed, fall victim;
    lay down one's arms, raise/show the white flag, throw in the towel/sponge, accept defeat, concede defeat
    [Antonyms] resist, withstand
  • 2 the republics agreed to surrender certain powers to the central government
    [Antonyms] seize
  • 3 to abandon the past is to surrender all purposeful hope of changing the world
    abandon, leave behind, cast aside, turn one's back on, give up, lose
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  • 1 the ordeal ended with the peaceful surrender of the hijackers
    capitulation, submission, yielding, giving in, succumbing, acquiescence, laying down of arms, quitting;
    fall, defeat
  • 2 a surrender of power to the shop floor
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