capitulate


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ca·pit·u·late

 (kə-pĭch′ə-lāt′)
intr.v. ca·pit·u·lat·ed, ca·pit·u·lat·ing, ca·pit·u·lates
1. To surrender under specified conditions: The garrison capitulated after the bombardment.
2. To give up all resistance; acquiesce: capitulate to the pressure of public opinion. See Synonyms at yield.

[Medieval Latin capitulāre, capitulāt-, to draw up in chapters, from capitulum, chapter; see chapter.]

ca·pit′u·lant n.
ca·pit′u·la′tor n.
ca·pit′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

capitulate

(kəˈpɪtjʊˌleɪt)
vb
(intr) to surrender, esp under agreed conditions
[C16 (meaning: to arrange under heads, draw up in order; hence, to make terms of surrender): from Medieval Latin capitulare to draw up under heads, from capitulum chapter]
caˈpituˌlator n

ca•pit•u•late

(kəˈpɪtʃ əˌleɪt)

v.i. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms.
2. to give up resistance; yield: to capitulate to someone's pleas.
[1570–80; < Medieval Latin capitulātus, past participle of capitulāre to surrender, agree, derivative of capitulum article (of a document), chapter]
ca•pit′u•lant, n.
ca•pit′u•la`tor, n.

capitulate


Past participle: capitulated
Gerund: capitulating

Imperative
capitulate
capitulate
Present
I capitulate
you capitulate
he/she/it capitulates
we capitulate
you capitulate
they capitulate
Preterite
I capitulated
you capitulated
he/she/it capitulated
we capitulated
you capitulated
they capitulated
Present Continuous
I am capitulating
you are capitulating
he/she/it is capitulating
we are capitulating
you are capitulating
they are capitulating
Present Perfect
I have capitulated
you have capitulated
he/she/it has capitulated
we have capitulated
you have capitulated
they have capitulated
Past Continuous
I was capitulating
you were capitulating
he/she/it was capitulating
we were capitulating
you were capitulating
they were capitulating
Past Perfect
I had capitulated
you had capitulated
he/she/it had capitulated
we had capitulated
you had capitulated
they had capitulated
Future
I will capitulate
you will capitulate
he/she/it will capitulate
we will capitulate
you will capitulate
they will capitulate
Future Perfect
I will have capitulated
you will have capitulated
he/she/it will have capitulated
we will have capitulated
you will have capitulated
they will have capitulated
Future Continuous
I will be capitulating
you will be capitulating
he/she/it will be capitulating
we will be capitulating
you will be capitulating
they will be capitulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been capitulating
you have been capitulating
he/she/it has been capitulating
we have been capitulating
you have been capitulating
they have been capitulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been capitulating
you will have been capitulating
he/she/it will have been capitulating
we will have been capitulating
you will have been capitulating
they will have been capitulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been capitulating
you had been capitulating
he/she/it had been capitulating
we had been capitulating
you had been capitulating
they had been capitulating
Conditional
I would capitulate
you would capitulate
he/she/it would capitulate
we would capitulate
you would capitulate
they would capitulate
Past Conditional
I would have capitulated
you would have capitulated
he/she/it would have capitulated
we would have capitulated
you would have capitulated
they would have capitulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.capitulate - surrender under agreed conditions
surrender, give up - give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"

capitulate

verb give in, yield, concede, submit, surrender, comply, give up, come to terms, succumb, cave in (informal), relent The club eventually capitulated and granted equal rights to women.
resist, hold out

capitulate

verb
To give in from or as if from a gradual loss of strength:
Informal: fold.
Translations
يَسْتَسْلِم
kapitulovat
kapitulereovergive sig
capitulerrendre les armes
kapitulál
gefast upp
kapituliacijakapituliuotipasiduoti
kapitulēt
kapitulovať

capitulate

[kəˈpɪtjʊleɪt] VI (Mil) (= surrender) → rendirse, capitular (to ante) (fig) → claudicar, capitular (to ante)

capitulate

[kəˈpɪtʃʊleɪt] vicapituler

capitulate

vikapitulieren (also Mil) (→ to vor +dat), → aufgeben (to gegenüber)

capitulate

[kəˈpɪtjʊleɪt] vicapitolare

capitulate

(kəˈpitjuleit) verb
to surrender usually on agreed conditions. We capitulated to the enemy.
caˌpituˈlation noun
References in classic literature ?
The cheap prices of its commodities are the heavy artillery with which it batters down all Chinese walls, with which it forces the barbarians' intensely obstinate hatred of foreigners to capitulate.
Come," answered Mazarin, "I see it will be necessary for me to capitulate.
She, too, was sure that Rose would capitulate to him.
In sooth," said Phoebus, as though seeking to capitulate with himself, "these are two charming things to be encountered in a rendezvous,--a sword and a wench; but I do not see why I should miss the one for the sake of the other, when I can have both.
I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions.
Pondering on his unhappy lot, Joe sat and listened for a long time, expecting every moment to hear their creaking footsteps on the stairs, or to be greeted by his worthy father with a summons to capitulate unconditionally, and deliver himself up straightway.
Frustrated by their own ineptness, it took just one setback for Fulham to capitulate.
But ahead of his side's trip to face Albion Rovers tomorrow, Roberts said: "Teams would have to capitulate for us to make the top four but we have to be ready if they do.
The GOP might capitulate on taxes to protect military spending.
Wakefield Tri' Wildcats 6 St Helens 50 WAKEFIELD coach John Kear has called for some soul-searching from his players after watching them capitulate in familiar fashion to go down 50-6 at home to St Helens.