|Origin:||, past participle of capitulare 'to divide up into named parts', from Late Latin capitulum ( CHAPTER); from the making of a peace agreement with several parts|
to accept or agree to something that you have been opposing for a long time [= give in]:
Helen finally capitulated and let her son have a car.
to accept defeat by your enemies in a war [= surrender]
—capitulation noun [uncountable and countable]