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

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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

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1. See yield.

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British Dictionary definitions for surrender

surrender
/ (səˈrɛndə) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of surrender

surrenderer, noun

Word Origin for surrender

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