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verb [intransitive] formal capitulate pronunciation in British English /kəˈpɪtjʊleɪt/
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present tense
present participlecapitulating
past tensecapitulated
past participlecapitulated
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  1. 1
    to stop opposing what someone wants and agree to it, usually because they are stronger than you
    The police capitulated and allowed the march to go ahead.
    capitulate to: We will not capitulate to the demands of terrorists.

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 capitulate pronunciation in British English /kəˌpɪtjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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