Definition of capitulate in English:

capitulate

Line breaks: ca¦pitu|late
Pronunciation: /kəˈpɪtjʊleɪt
 
/

verb

[no object]

Derivatives

capitulator

noun
More example sentences
  • They will be remembered, not as the reasonable, mature and statesmanlike figures they imagine themselves to be, but as abject capitulators to power and well-practiced accompanists to reaction.
  • The dolphins made it to the beach and the capitulators made it into deep water with minimal disturbance to the circadian rhythms of the seafront dwellers.
  • Some of these violent acts will be directed against the targets of non-capitulators that are located within the jurisdiction of the capitulators.

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'parley, draw up terms'): from French capituler, from medieval Latin capitulare 'draw up under headings', from Latin capitulum, diminutive of caput 'head'.

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