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surrenders

verb
present tense third-person singular 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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surrenders

noun
plural of surrender

Synonyms & Antonyms of surrenders (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Surrenders.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/surrenders. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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