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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 ?
devoted village and the wild cavalry of March winds had charged down to their support; I began to understand why Starkfield emerged from its six months' siege like a starved garrison capitulating without quarter.
Friends of the Earth Cymru accused the Welsh Government of capitulating to the housing ind u d str t y.
The 18 teams will be chasing one of eight play-off places for the chance of ultimate glory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in September and Adelaide, who reached the last four last year before capitulating to losing finalists Hawthorn, are 14.
We're either strolling through games or we're capitulating.
Teams aren't capitulating under pressure like they used to.
New Zealand media commentator Brian Edwards charged that for CanWest not to air the episode would have meant capitulating to "religious blackmail.
If there is a strike, we urge you not to break rank" by capitulating to Union pressure, or by signing 'you too' agreements that representatives of the union may offer.
To some, such probing inquiries regarding religion's place in the public square come uncomfortably close to breaching the free exercise clause and potentially capitulating to the kind of politico-religious tendencies that John Howard Yoder has memorably deemed "Constantinian.
Tyson motioned to his knee during the opening round of Friday's fight, but boxed on before capitulating in a fourth-round knockout by the Brixton-born fighter.
Reno asserts that we should accept, "the reality of the church and wear the fetters that our age has given us to wear: an increasing inarticulate theological tradition, a capitulating and culturally captive church, a disintegrating spiritual discipline.