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verb [intransitive] formal     capitulate pronunciation in American English
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present tense
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.

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     capitulation pronunciation in American English
/kəˌpɪtʃəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
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