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capitulating

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the usually forced yielding of one's person or possessions to the control of another
  • the tug-of-war will continue until the capitulating of one side or the other

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capitulating

verb
present participle of capitulate

Synonyms & Antonyms of capitulating (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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2 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces
  • the city reluctantly capitulated to the invaders after a three-day siege

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“Capitulating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/capitulating. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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