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present tense third-person singular of surrender
as in relinquishes
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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as in indulges
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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plural of surrender
as in submissions
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.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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