surrender - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    the act of saying officially that you have been defeated and will stop fighting

    the surrender of the rebel gunmen

    a declaration of unconditional surrender

    1. a.
      the act of giving up something to someone who has defeated you

      the surrender of territories to the enemy

  2. 2
    the act of giving up something because someone in authority says you have to

    the surrender of all the mother’s rights over her child

  3. 3
    literary the act of allowing your feelings or another person to control you

    his surrender to the power of her love