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surrender

2 noun
     
Related topics: Military
surrender2 [singular, uncountable]
1PM when you say officially that you want to stop fighting because you realize that you cannot win:
the humiliation of unconditional surrender (=accepting total defeat)
surrender to somebody/something
the Nazis' surrender to the Allied forces
2 when you give away something or someone, usually because you are forced to
surrender of
a surrender of power
the surrender of all illegal weapons
3 when you allow yourself to be controlled or influenced by something:
total surrender to drug addiction

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