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Definition to stop resisting something — such as surrendering to someone else's decision or accepting a military defeat
  • The Romans induced many enemy armies to capitulate by offering good terms of surrender.
capitulate = surrender
  • The compromise that was announced, amounted to complete capitulation on the part of the company.
  • capitulation = surrender
  • Though they have achieved little, they claim virtue through refusing to capitulate to the opposition.
  • For five days the hens held out, then they capitulated and went back to their nesting boxes.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • capitulated = gave up
  • After May 1940 the good times were few and far between: first there was the war, then the capitulation and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • capitulation = surrender
  • Ah, it would seem the LEP have capitulated.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • capitulated = stopped resisting
  • When he felt his position secure he capitulated to the rebels and led them against the government.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • capitulated = surrendered (stopped resisting)
  • Percy, Northumberland, Th' Archbishop's Grace of York, Douglas, and Mortimer Capitulate against us,
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • capitulate = stopped resisting
  • Usually he capitulated, allowing himself to be outvoted,
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • capitulated = stopped resisting
  • As is often the case, the family surrounded the bed and watched him capitulate.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • capitulate = stop resisting
  • I began to understand why Starkfield emerged from its six months' siege like a starved garrison capitulating without quarter.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • capitulating = (that) stopped resisting
  • Italy has capitulated.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • capitulated = surrendered
  • Capitulation on the part of Dussel.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • capitulation = surrender
  • The Dutch broadcast from England began at eight-fifteen with the news: "Listeners, an hour and fifteen minutes ago, just as I finished writing my daily report, we received the wonderful news of Italy's capitulation.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • capitulation = surrender
  • Her weakness was aggressive and kept forcing him to capitulate until eventually he lost his strength and was transformed into the rabbit in her arms.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Ciphus objected but finally capitulated, as much to control the lingering of those loyal to Justin as to yield to the Horde's demands.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • He had capitulated, that was agreed.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The choirboy in McAllister had capitulated, but not without remembering the doctor's indiscretion — and his debt.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I can offer no reason under the sun why you should capitulate to my insidious suggestion.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • As this seemed impracticable, Dick capitulated.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night

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