capitulate | capitulation

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Meaning(s)

give in or accept defeat

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capitulate - surrender

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When you ‘capitulate’, you give in or agree to something you do not want. Rather than being persuaded to change your mind or seeing another point of view, this word stresses the aspect of defeat, and often implies embarrassment or hopelessness.

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Antonyms resist,endure,withstand

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  1. Roy is the type of person who would never capitulate to a demand. He is very strong-willed.

  2. In the negotiations, we put pressure on the other party until they accepted all our conditions. It was a total capitulation.

  3. The rebel forces faced overwhelming odds in the battle, and it wasn’t long before they capitulated.

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