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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 ?
Reins and whip and coachman and guard, however, in combination, had read that article of war which forbade a purpose otherwise strongly in favour of the argument, that some brute animals are endued with Reason; and the team had capitulated and returned to their duty.
A small fort or tower which was in the middle of the lagoon under the command of Don Juan Zanoguera, a Valencian gentleman and a famous soldier, capitulated upon terms.
The knoll was there, but the Hunnish brambles had overrun and all but obliterated its effete grasses; and the patrician garden-violet had capitulated to his plebeian brother--perhaps had merely reverted to his original type.
Margaret, if you had seen the man who thus capitulated for his safety, your surprise would have been boundless.
Hunt on the most advantageous terms, and, after a negotiation of nearly two weeks, capitulated to serve in the expedition, as hunter and interpreter, at the rate of three hundred dollars a year, two hundred of which were to be paid in advance.
I WAS now in the twenty-third year of my residence in this island, and was so naturalised to the place and the manner of living, that, could I but have enjoyed the certainty that no savages would come to the place to disturb me, I could have been content to have capitulated for spending the rest of my time there, even to the last moment, till I had laid me down and died, like the old goat in the cave.
My partner, however, remembering that I had given five hundred moidores to the prior of the monastery of the Augustines, and two hundred and seventy-two to the poor, went to the monastery, and obliged the prior that then was to go to the governor, and get leave for me personally, with the captain and one more, besides eight seamen, to come on shore, and no more; and this upon condition, absolutely capitulated for, that we should not offer to land any goods out of the ship, or to carry any person away without licence.
I knowing it was impossible for them to escape, capitulated with the enemy, and, at a distance in their view, gave notice to my men of their situation, with orders not to resist, but surrender themselves captives.
And if I had known his thoughts, and how hard he thought I would be to be gained, I might have made my own terms with him; and if I had not capitulated for an immediate marriage, I might for a maintenance till marriage, and might have had what I would; for he was already rich to excess, besides what he had in expectation; but I seemed wholly to have abandoned all such thoughts as these, and was taken up only with the pride of my beauty, and of being beloved by such a gentleman.
Melling Victoria were beaten 3-2 after extratime by Burradon New Fordley despite goals from Davidson and Neil while Custy's capitulated to a 2-1 defeat at Dawdon Colliery Welfare as Miles grabbed a consolation goal.
The 24-year-old rightarmer returned Test-best figures of six for 32 as England capitulated for 101 inside 59.
But then we absolutely capitulated and it was poor from then on.