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NOUN (4)

1. acceptance of despair;
[syn: resignation, surrender]

2. a verbal act of admitting defeat;
[syn: giving up, yielding, surrender]

3. the delivery of a principal into lawful custody;

4. the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions);
- Example: "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"
[syn: capitulation, fall, surrender]


VERB (2)

1. give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another;
- Example: "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
[syn: surrender, give up]

2. relinquish possession or control over;
- Example: "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
[syn: surrender, cede, deliver, give up]

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6 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Surrender \Sur*ren"der\, v. i. To give up one's self into the power of another; to yield; as, the enemy, seeing no way of escape, surrendered at the first summons. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Surrender \Sur*ren"der\, n. 1. The act of surrendering; the act of yielding, or resigning one's person, or the possession of something, into the power of another; as, the surrender of a castle to an enemy; the surrender of a right. [1913 Webster] That he may secure some liberty he makes a surrender in trust of the whole of it. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) (a) The yielding of a particular estate to him who has an immediate estate in remainder or reversion. (b) The giving up of a principal into lawful custody by his bail. (c) The delivery up of fugitives from justice by one government to another, as by a foreign state. See Extradition. --Wharton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Insurance) The voluntary cancellation of the legal liability of the company by the insured and beneficiary for a consideration (called the surrender value). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Surrender \Sur*ren"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surrendered; p. pr. & vb. n. Surrendering.] [OF. surrendre to deliver; sur over + rendre to render. See Sur-, and Render.] 1. To yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up possession of (anything) upon compulsion or demand; as, to surrender one's person to an enemy or to an officer; to surrender a fort or a ship. [1913 Webster] 2. To give up possession of; to yield; to resign; as, to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage. [1913 Webster] To surrender up that right which otherwise their founders might have in them. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 3. To yield to any influence, emotion, passion, or power; -- used reflexively; as, to surrender one's self to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep. [1913 Webster] 4. (Law) To yield; to render or deliver up; to give up; as, a principal surrendered by his bail, a fugitive from justice by a foreign state, or a particular estate by the tenant thereof to him in remainder or reversion. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

surrender n 1: acceptance of despair [syn: resignation, surrender] 2: a verbal act of admitting defeat [syn: giving up, yielding, surrender] 3: the delivery of a principal into lawful custody 4: the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions); "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort" [syn: capitulation, fall, surrender] v 1: give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered" [syn: surrender, give up] [ant: hold out, resist, stand firm, withstand] 2: relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in" [syn: surrender, cede, deliver, give up]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

242 Moby Thesaurus words for "surrender": abalienate, abalienation, abandon, abandonment, abatement of differences, abdicate, abdication, abjuration, abjure, abjurement, accommodate, accommodation, accordance, acknowledge defeat, acquiesce, adjust, adjustment, alien, alienate, alienation, amortization, amortize, amortizement, appeasement, arrangement, assign, assignation, assignment, award, awarding, bargain, bargain and sale, barter, beg a truce, bequeath, bequeathal, bestowal, bestowment, capitulate, capitulation, cease, cede, ceding, cession, circulate, come across with, come to terms, commit, communication, comply, compose, composition, compound, compromise, concede, concession, confer, conferment, conferral, consign, consignation, consignment, contribution, convey, conveyance, conveyancing, cop out, cop-out, crumble, cry pax, cry quits, deal, deed, deed over, deeding, deliver, deliver over, deliverance, delivery, demise, desertion of principle, desist from, devolve upon, disgorge, dispensation, dispense with, disposal, dispose of, disposition, distribute, do without, donation, drop, dropping out, duck responsibility, dump, dumping, endowment, enfeoff, enfeoffment, entrust, evade responsibility, evasion of responsibility, exchange, forgo, forgoing, fork over, forsake, forswear, forswearing, forward, furnishment, get along without, get rid of, getting rid of, gifting, give, give and take, give away, give in, give out, give over, give title to, give up, give way, give-and-take, giving, giving in, giving over, giving up, giving way, go down, go fifty-fifty, go under, grant, granting, hand, hand down, hand in, hand on, hand out, hand over, handing over, have done with, impartation, impartment, implore mercy, investiture, kiss good-bye, lay down, lease and release, leave, leave off, letting go, liberality, make a deal, make a sacrifice, make an adjustment, make concessions, make over, meet halfway, mutual concession, negotiate, offer, part with, pass, pass on, pass out, pass over, play politics, pray for quarter, presentation, presentment, provision, quit, quitclaim, reach, reach a compromise, recant, recantation, recedence, recession, release, relinquish, relinquishment, render, render up, renounce, renouncement, renunciation, resign, resignation, retract, retraction, retreat, riddance, sacrifice, sale, say uncle, sell, settle, settle on, settlement, settling, sign away, sign over, spare, split the difference, strike a balance, strike a bargain, submission, submit, subscription, succumb, supplying, swear off, swearing off, take the mean, throw up, trade, trading, transfer, transference, transferral, transmission, transmit, transmittal, turn in, turn over, turn up, turning over, understanding, vacate, vesting, vouchsafement, waive, waiver, white flag, withdrawing, yield, yield the palm, yielding
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

SURRENDER, estates, conveyancing. A yielding up of an estate for life or years to him who has an immediate estate in reversion or remainder, by which the lesser estate is merged in the greater by mutual agreement, Co. Litt. 337, b. 2. A surrender is of a nature directly opposite to a release; for, as the latter operates by the greater estate descending upon the less, the former is the falling of a less estate into a greater, by deed. A surrender immediately divests the estate of the surrenderer, and vests it in the surrenderee, even without the assent (q.v.) of the latter. Touchs. 300, 301. 3. The technical and proper words of this conveyance are, surrender and yield up; but any form of words; by which the intention. of the parties is sufficiently manifested, will operate as a surrender, Perk. Sec. 607; 1 Term Rep. 441; Com. Dig. Surrender, A. 4. The surrender may be express or implied. The latter is when an estate, incompatible with the existing estate, is accepted or the lessee takes a new lease of the same lands. 16 Johns. Rep. 28; 2 Wils. 26; 1 Barn. & A. 50; 2 Barn. & A. 119; 5 Taunt. 518, and see 6 East, R. 86; 9 Barn. & Cr. 288 7 Watts, R. 128. Vide, generally, Cruise, Dig. tit. 32, c. 7; Com. Dig. h.t.; Vin. Ab. h.t.; 4 Kent, Com. 102; Nels. Ab. h.t.; Rolle's Ab. h.t. 11 East, R. 317, n. 5. The deed or instrument by which a surrender is made, is also called a surrender. For the law of presumption of surrenders, see Math. on Pres. ch. 13, p. 236; Addis. on Contr. 658-661.