capitulate - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] formal 

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/kəˈpɪtjʊleɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theycapitulate
he/she/itcapitulates
present participlecapitulating
past tensecapitulated
past participlecapitulated
  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.

derived word

capitulation

 

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/kəˌpɪtjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]