1. Conditional Antagonism

[Nouns] submission, yielding; nonresistance; obedience [more].

surrender, cession, capitulation, resignation; backdown.

obeisance, homage, kneeling, genuflexion, courtesy, curtsy, kowtow, prostration.

[Verbs] succumb, submit, yield, bend, resign, defer to.

lay down one's arms, deliver up one's arms; lower colors, haul down colors, strike one's flag, strike colors.

surrender, surrender at discretion; cede, capitulate, come to terms, retreat, beat a retreat; draw in one's horns (humility) [more]; give way, give round, give in, give up; cave in; suffer judgement by default; bend, bend to one's yoke, bend before the storm; reel back; bend down, knuckle down, knuckle to, knuckle under; knock under.

eat dirt, eat the leek, eat humble pie; bite the dust, lick the dust; be at one's feet, fall at one's feet; craven; crouch before, throw oneself at the feet of; swallow the leek, swallow the pill; kiss the rod; turn the other cheek; avaler les couleuvres, gulp down.

obey [more]; kneel to, bow to, pay homage to, cringe to, truckle to; bend the neck, bend the knee; kneel, fall on one's knees, bow submission, courtesy, curtsy, kowtow.

pocket the affront; make the best of, make a virtue of necessity; grin and abide, grin and bear it, shrug the shoulders, resign oneself; submit with a good grace (bear with) [more].

[Adjectives] surrendering; submissive, resigned, crouching; downtrodden; down on one's marrow bones; on one's bended knee; unresisting, nonresisting; pliant (soft) [more]; undefended.

untenable, indefensible; humble [more].

[Phrases] have it your own way; it can't be helped; amen (assent) [more]; da locum melioribus; tempori parendum.

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