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surrender

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of surrender

  1. the usually forced yielding of one's person or possessions to the control of another the police demanded the surrender of all hostages as a condition for allowing the hijackers safe passage out of the country Synonyms of surrender capitulating, capitulation, cession, handover, relinquishment, rendition, submission, submitting Words Related to surrender acceptance, acquiescence, concession; compromise; appeasement, conciliation, reconcilement, reconciliation; capture, fall Near Antonyms of surrender resistance


surrender

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of surrender

  1. 1 to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress the toddler surrendered the doll to her mother after a brief struggle the commander surrendered the garrison without having fired a single shot Synonyms of surrender cede, cough up, deliver, give up, hand over, lay down, relinquish, render, turn in, turn over, yield Words Related to surrender commit, consign, entrust (also intrust), transfer; forfeit, release, waive; abnegate, renounce, resign; abandon, desert, discard, forsake, part (with), shed Near Antonyms of surrender keep, retain, withhold

  2. 2 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) the father refused to surrender to his son's constant begging for a BB gun Synonyms of surrender blink, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, succumb, yieldWords Related to surrender acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms of surrender contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms of surrender resist

  3. 3 to give up (as a position of authority) formally the aging queen refused to surrender the throne to her increasingly impatient heir Synonyms of surrender abnegate, cede, relinquish, renounce, resign, step aside (from), step down (from), abdicateWords Related to surrender abjure, demit, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive; forsake, give up, hand over, yield; abandon, desert, quit, vacateNear Antonyms of surrender appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, confiscate; seize, take over, usurp, wrest; defend, guard, protect, safeguard, secure

  4. 4 to give up and cease resistance (as to a liking, temptation, or habit) determined to give up smoking, she so far has not surrendered to her incessant desire to have a cigarette Synonyms of surrender bow, cave (in), give in, submit, succumb, yieldWords Related to surrender cater (to), gratify, indulge, wallow; acquiesce (to), concede (to); buckle (under), knuckle under; give over (to)Near Antonyms of surrender battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, fight, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstand; reject; bridle, check, constrain, curb, inhibit, restrain, stifleAntonyms of surrender hold off, resist

  5. 5 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865, thus ending the Civil War Synonyms of surrender capitulate, give up, knuckle under, submit, succumb, fallWords Related to surrender bow, buckle, cave (in), collapse, give (in); hand over, relinquish; lose; concede, fail, foldNear Antonyms of surrender buck, defy, fight, oppose, repel, resist, withstand; beat, overcome, win; conquer, prevail, triumphAntonyms of surrender endure, stand

  6. 6 to give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly laid-off workers who surrender themselves to despair will almost certainly never regain their footing Synonyms of surrender deliver, give up, indulge, abandon, yieldWords Related to surrender overdo, overindulge; bask, luxuriate, revel, roll, wallowNear Antonyms of surrender abstain (from), eschew, forbear, forgo (also forego), refrain (from); check, inhibit, restrainAntonyms of surrender deny



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