capitulate

[ kuh-pich-uh-leyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF capitulate
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I make him offer to capitulate if he will accord us passage with the honours of war.

Your attentions flatter her, and predispose her to capitulate.

"You must not capitulate with your Sovereign," said the Chancellor.

It is a fortress that well besieged may capitulate like any other.

But now,—now if the siege were made, the town would have to capitulate at the first shot.

They will be the first to capitulate at the first house which is fired.

They hastened to capitulate, and in August, 1584, received a Spanish garrison.

He compelled them to capitulate at Arecise, and to surrender Fernanbon.

Then I knew that the fortress was about to capitulate and re-doubled my attacks.

It was determined to capitulate in the name of the whole colony.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "to draw up in chapters" (i.e., under "heads"), in part a back-formation from capitulation, in part from Medieval Latin capitulatus, past participle of capitulare "to draw up in heads or chapters, arrange conditions." Often of terms of surrender, hence meaning "to yield on stipulated terms" (1680s). Related: Capitulated; capitulating.

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