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surrendering

verb , present participle of surrender

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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
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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
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3 to give up (as a position of authority) formally
  • the aging queen refused to surrender the throne to her increasingly impatient heir
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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
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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
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6 to give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly
  • laid-off workers who surrender themselves to despair will almost certainly never regain their footing
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