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capitulate

verb

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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