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 capitulating, capitulation, cession, handover, relinquishment, rendition, submission, submitting Related Words acceptance, acquiescence, concession; compromise; appeasement, conciliation, reconcilement, reconciliation; capture, fall Near Antonyms resistance



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 cede, cough up, deliver, give up, hand over, lay down, relinquish, render, turn in, turn over, yield Related Words commit, consign, entrust (also intrust), transfer; forfeit, release, waive; abnegate, renounce, resign; abandon, desert, discard, forsake, part (with), shed Near Antonyms 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 blink, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, succumb, yieldRelated Words acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms 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 abnegate, cede, relinquish, renounce, resign, step aside (from), step down (from), abdicateRelated Words abjure, demit, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive; forsake, give up, hand over, yield; abandon, desert, quit, vacateNear Antonyms 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 bow, cave (in), give in, submit, succumb, yieldRelated Words cater (to), gratify, indulge, wallow; acquiesce (to), concede (to); buckle (under), knuckle under; give over (to)Near Antonyms battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, fight, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstand; reject; bridle, check, constrain, curb, inhibit, restrain, stifleAntonyms 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 capitulate, give up, knuckle under, submit, succumb, fallRelated 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

  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 deliver, give up, indulge, abandon, yieldRelated Words overdo, overindulge; bask, luxuriate, revel, roll, wallowNear Antonyms abstain (from), eschew, forbear, forgo (also forego), refrain (from); check, inhibit, restrainAntonyms deny

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