Synonyms and Antonyms of capitulate

  1. 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> Synonyms blink, bow, budge, yield, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, succumb, surrenderRelated Words acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms resist

  2. 2 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces <the city reluctantly capitulated to the invaders after a three-day siege> Synonyms fall, give up, knuckle under, submit, succumb, surrenderRelated Words bow, buckle, cave (in), collapse, give (in); hand over, relinquish; lose; concede, fail, foldNear Antonyms buck, defy, fight, oppose, repel, resist, withstand; beat, overcome, win; conquer, prevail, triumphAntonyms endure, stand

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