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SURRENDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does surrender mean? 

SURRENDER (noun)
  The noun SURRENDER has 4 senses:

1. acceptance of despair
2. a verbal act of admitting defeat
3. the delivery of a principal into lawful custody
4. the act of surrendering (under agreed conditions)

  Familiarity information: SURRENDER used as a noun is uncommon.


SURRENDER (verb)
  The verb SURRENDER has 3 senses:

1. give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
2. relinquish possession or control over
3. relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another

  Familiarity information: SURRENDER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SURRENDER (noun)


Sense 1surrender [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Acceptance of despair

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

surrender; resignation

Hypernyms ("surrender" is a kind of...):

despair (the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "surrender"):

defeatism (acceptance of the inevitability of defeat)


Sense 2surrender [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A verbal act of admitting defeat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

giving up; yielding; surrender

Hypernyms ("surrender" is a kind of...):

relinquishing; relinquishment (a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.)


Sense 3surrender [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The delivery of a principal into lawful custody

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("surrender" is a kind of...):

delivery; legal transfer; livery (the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "surrender"):

extradition (the surrender of an accused or convicted person by one state or country to another (usually under the provisions of a statute or treaty))


Sense 4surrender [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of surrendering (under agreed conditions)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

capitulation; surrender; fall

Context example:

they were protected until the capitulation of the fort

Hypernyms ("surrender" is a kind of...):

loss (the act of losing)


SURRENDER (verb)


Sense 1surrender [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

surrender; give up

Context example:

The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered

Hypernyms (to "surrender" is one way to...):

yield (cease opposition; stop fighting)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "surrender"):

concede (acknowledge defeat)

capitulate (surrender under agreed conditions)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Antonym:

resist (stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something)


Sense 2surrender [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relinquish possession or control over

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

cede; surrender; give up; deliver

Context example:

The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in

Hypernyms (to "surrender" is one way to...):

gift; give; present (give as a present; make a gift of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "surrender"):

yield up (surrender, as a result of pressure or force)

sell (give up for a price or reward)

sign away; sign over (formally assign ownership of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 3surrender [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

relinquish; surrender

Hypernyms (to "surrender" is one way to...):

yield (cease opposition; stop fighting)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "surrender"):

abnegate (surrender)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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