Capitulator - definition of capitulator by The Free Dictionary
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1. To surrender under specified conditions: The garrison capitulated after the bombardment.
To give up all resistance; acquiesce: capitulate to the pressure of public opinion.
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[Medieval Latin capitulāre, capitulāt-, to draw up in chapters, from capitulum, chapter; see chapter.]
ca·pit′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Obama has been a servile facilitator and protector of the political establishment; an insidious capitulator
and "consensus man".
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Among the capitulators
is David Brooks of the New York Times, who concludes his review of Dreher's book by declaring that "the real enemy is not the sexual revolution" but "a form of purism that can't tolerate difference because it can't humbly accept the mystery of truth"--by which words we know that Brooks and Dreher are ideological enemies.