surrender

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Anglo-Norman, representing Old French surrendre, from sur- + rendre ‘render’.

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surrender (third-person singular simple present surrenders, present participle surrendering, simple past and past participle surrendered)

  1. (transitive) To give up into the power, control, or possession of another; specifically (military) to yield (a town, a fortification, etc.) to an enemy.
  2. (intransitive or reflexive) To give oneself up into the power of another, especially as a prisoner; to submit or give in to.
  3. To give up possession of; to yield; to resign.
    to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage
  4. To yield (oneself) to any influence, emotion, passion, or power.
    to surrender oneself to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep

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surrender (plural surrenders)

  1. An act of surrendering, submission into the possession of another; abandonment, resignation.
  2. The yielding or delivery of a possession in response to a demand.
  3. (law, property law) The yielding of the leasehold estate by the lessee to the landlord, so that the tenancy for years merges in the reversion and no longer exists.

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