surrender

[ suh-ren-der ]
/ səˈrɛn dər /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to give oneself up, as into the power of another; submit or yield.

noun


Nearby words

  1. surreality,
  2. surreally,
  3. surrebuttal,
  4. surrebutter,
  5. surrejoinder,
  6. surrender value,
  7. surreptitious,
  8. surrey,
  9. surrogacy,
  10. surrogate

Origin of surrender

1425–75; (v.) late Middle English surrendren < Anglo-French surrender, Old French surrendre to give up, equivalent to sur- sur-1 + rendre to render1; (noun) < Anglo-French; Old French surrendre, noun use of the infinitive

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See yield.

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British Dictionary definitions for surrender

surrender

/ (səˈrɛndə) /

verb

noun

Derived Formssurrenderer, noun

Word Origin for surrender

C15: from Old French surrendre to yield, from sur- 1 + rendre to render

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