verb (used without object), ca·pit·u·lat·ed, ca·pit·u·lat·ing.
Origin of capitulate
Examples from the Web for capitulate
Much like Jamie, he acknowledges—but will not capitulate to—the circumscribed world they create.
He knew his best friend, Chief Taylor, would stand by him and that Stilts would have to capitulate.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nor is the stubborn, shrewd prime minsiter known to capitulate easily, or to misread public sentiment.
As he is walking out the door, the Japanese call him back, capitulate, and a happy medium is agreed on.‘A Hijacking,’ the Somali Pirate Movie Without Tom Hanks, Is Fantastic|Tom Sykes|July 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This meant that even if Saddam sought to capitulate, it would not suffice.
Yet is there an immortal courage and prophecy in every sane soul that cannot, must not, under any circumstances, capitulate.Complete Prose Works|Walt Whitman
Thence he moved upon Fort Beau-sejour, and forced the garrison to capitulate after a bombardment of four days.The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)|George Warburton
Called upon to capitulate in 1814, he threatened to blow up the fortress unless the allied forces at once retired.Old and New Paris, v. 2|Henry Sutherland Edwards
Anderson agreed to capitulate and Wigfall hastened to so inform General Beauregard.History of Kershaw's Brigade|D. Augustus Dickert
Retreat was impossible; Mack was defeated on every hand, and he shut himself up in Ulm, where he was soon compelled to capitulate.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Word Origin for capitulate
1570s, "to draw up in chapters" (i.e., under "heads"), in part a back-formation from capitulation, in part from Medieval Latin capitulatus, past participle of capitulare "to draw up in heads or chapters, arrange conditions." Often of terms of surrender, hence meaning "to yield on stipulated terms" (1680s). Related: Capitulated; capitulating.