Synonyms and Antonyms 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 Synonyms of capitulate blink, bow, budge, yield, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, succumb, surrenderWords Related to capitulate acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms of capitulate contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms of capitulate resist
2 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces the city reluctantly capitulated to the invaders after a three-day siege Synonyms of capitulate fall, give up, knuckle under, submit, succumb, surrenderWords Related to capitulate bow, buckle, cave (in), collapse, give (in); hand over, relinquish; lose; concede, fail, foldNear Antonyms of capitulate buck, defy, fight, oppose, repel, resist, withstand; beat, overcome, win; conquer, prevail, triumphAntonyms of capitulate endure, stand
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