verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- surrender value,
Origin of surrender
Examples from the Web for surrender
It is the summit of human happiness: the surrender of man to God, of woman to man, of several women to the same man.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The indicted are not going to show up at the federal courthouse in Pittsburgh to surrender to federal marshals.Sony Blames North Korea for Hacking, but Washington Left Them Completely Vulnerable|Gordon G. Chang|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The question then comes down to what version will the grand jury believe: Was Brown trying to surrender when shot?
Buddhist and Hindu literature is rich with stories of disciples finally learning to surrender in this way.Is India’s Fallen ‘God-Man’ So Different From a Megachurch Pastor?|Jay Michaelson|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At 15, she developed iliotibial band syndrome, injuring her knee, and had to surrender her dream.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva|Marlow Stern|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the morning, when the Americans had paraded to surrender, tears were seen coursing down the cheeks of Gen. Moultrie.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion|William Dobein James
Few are aware of what has taken place, or know that their surrender had been agreed to by M. Jules Favre.Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris|Henry Labouchre
Charleston, after a forty days' siege, was forced to surrender.Comic History of the United States|Bill Nye
And the Countess had to surrender, with an implication that it was the only course open in dealing with a lunatic.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
Preston appears also singlehanded to have climbed the wall of the Tower, and have summoned the guard to surrender.A History of England, Period III.|Rev. J. Franck Bright
- the yielding up or restoring of an estate, esp the giving up of a lease before its term has expired
- the giving up to the appropriate authority of a fugitive from justice
- the act of surrendering or being surrendered to bail
- the deed by which a legal surrender is effected
Word Origin for surrender
early 15c., "to give (something) up," from Old French surrendre "give up, deliver over" (13c.), from sur- "over" (see sur-) + rendre "give back" (see render). Reflexive sense of "to give oneself up" (especially as a prisoner) is from 1580s. Related: Surrendered; surrendering.
early 15c., legalese, "a giving up" (of an estate, land grant, interest in property, etc.), from Anglo-French surrendre infinitive used as a noun, from Old French surrendre "give up, deliver over" (see surrender (v.)).