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Surrender meaning

surrender - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of another; " The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
  2. 2. The voluntary cancellation of the legal liability of the company by the insured and beneficiary for a consideration ( called the surrender value).
  3. 3. To yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up possession of ( anything) upon compulsion or demand; as, to surrender one's person to an enemy or to an officer; to surrender a fort or a ship.
  4. 4. To give up possession of; to yield; to resign; as, to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage.
  5. 5. To yield to any influence, emotion, passion, or power; -- used reflexively; as, to surrender one's self to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep.
  6. 6. To yield; to render or deliver up; to give up; as, a principal surrendered by his bail, a fugitive from justice by a foreign state, or a particular estate by the tenant thereof to him in remainder or reversion.
  7. 7. To give up one's self into the power of another; to yield; as, the enemy, seeing no way of escape, surrendered at the first summons.
  8. 8. The act of surrendering; the act of yielding, or resigning one's person, or the possession of something, into the power of another; as, the surrender of a castle to an enemy; the surrender of a right.
  9. 9. The yielding of a particular estate to him who has an immediate estate in remainder or reversion.
  10. 10. The giving up of a principal into lawful custody by his bail.
  11. 11. The delivery up of fugitives from justice by one government to another, as by a foreign state. See Extradition.
  12. 12. Act of yielding or giving one's self to another.
  13. 13. To yield one's self.
  14. 14. To yield; resign.

surrender - examples of usage

  1. Perhaps it was just the eternal surrender of woman. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. He continued to creep till he got possession of their guns, and then called to them loudly to surrender. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. I would a hundred times rather die than be compelled to surrender Vera Cruz." - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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