capitulate


capitulate

verb

Definition of CAPITULATE

1
to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) <one side finally capitulated when it became clear that they couldn't win the argument>
Related Words acquiesce; defer
Antonyms resist
2
to yield to the control or power of enemy forces <the city reluctantly capitulated to the invaders after a three-day siege>
Related Words bow, buckle, cave (in), collapse, give (in); hand over, relinquish; lose; concede, fail, fold
Antonyms endure, stand

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