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Pronunciation: /səˈrendər; səˈrendə(r)/

Translation of surrender in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Military/Militar] [arms/town] rendir*, entregar* 1.2 (hand over) [formal] [document/ticket] entregar*
    Example sentences
    • The suit demanded that Seaman surrender the rights to 374 photos he took of the Lennon family and pay unspecified damages.
    • In 1931, the French Government was forced to surrender its rights of jurisdiction to the local government.
    • The criteria they appear to be using is that any nation that either actively sponsors, gives shelter to or ‘turns a blind eye’ to terrorist activities effectively surrenders its sovereign rights.
    1.3 (relinquish) [right/claim] renunciar a

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [soldier/army] rendirse* to surrender to sb entregarse* a algn he surrendered to the police se entregó a la policía he had not surrendered to idleness no se había dejado vencer por la pereza
    Example sentences
    • The policy, while savage, often meant the next towns along the way would surrender rather than resist.
    • Two days later, on May 2, 1945, all enemy forces in Italy surrendered unconditionally.
    • Noriega eventually surrendered voluntarily to U.S. authorities.

reflexive verb/verbo reflexivo

  • to surrender oneself to sth [to indulgence/idleness] dejarse vencer por algo just surrender yourself to the music déjate llevar por la música, abandónate a la música
    Example sentences
    • His carefully ordered routine only begins to unravel when he makes the mistake of surrendering to a very human emotion.
    • The three basic skills are attending to, befriending and surrendering to emotions that make us uncomfortable.
    • In dealing with the issue, however, the minister expressed the view that we have been surrendering to the idea that society is essentially responsible for all ills.


uncountable/no numerable

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