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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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The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.