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capitulate

verb [I] uk   us   /kəˈpɪt.jʊ.leɪt/
to accept military defeat: Their forces capitulated five hours after the bombardment of the city began. to accept something or agree to do something unwillingly: The sports minister today capitulated to calls for his resignation.
capitulation
noun [C or U] uk   us   /kəˌpɪt.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/
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