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American English: /səˈrɛndər/
British English: /səˈrɛndə/

Translation of surrender in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (Military)
    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.
    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.
  • 2 (hand over) [formal]
  • 3 (relinquish)
    renunciar a

intransitive verb

  • (soldier/army)
    to surrender to somebody
    entregarse a alguien
    he surrendered to the police
    se entregó a la policía
    he had not surrendered to idleness
    no se había dejado vencer por la pereza

reflexive verb

  • to surrender oneself to something
    (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.


  • 1 (capitulation)
    Example sentences
    • A final series of surrenders followed as hungry Lakota bands capitulated at military posts along the upper Missouri and Yellowstone.
    • Close combat is the only form of warfare that results in surrenders.
    • The victor would then be able to starve his opponent into surrender, or at least so disrupt his trade that his economy would collapse and he would no longer be able to continue the war.
  • 2 (submission) I call that a surrender to pressure from the right
    para mí eso es claudicar ante las presiones de la derecha
    in passionate surrender
    en una entrega apasionada
  • 3 [formal] (handing over)
    (of passport, document) entrega (feminine)
    surrender of property
    Example sentences
    • As a consequence of the approach adopted by insurance companies on the early surrender of endowment policies, a market has developed in second-hand endowment policies.
    • Such a world exists - not for car owners, but for owners of life insurance policies intended for lapse or surrender.
    • I conclude on the evidence that the only reason for TMD's involvement at this stage was the early surrender of the lease and that these costs would not have been incurred but for that indication.
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