capitulate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"capitulate" in British English

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capitulateverb [I]

uk   us   /kəˈpɪt.jʊ.leɪt/
to ​acceptmilitarydefeat: Their ​forces capitulated five ​hours after the ​bombardment of the ​citybegan. to ​accept something or ​agree to do something ​unwillingly: The ​sportsminister today capitulated tocalls for his ​resignation.
capitulation
noun [C or U] uk   us   /kəˌpɪt.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of capitulate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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capitulateverb [I]

 us   /kəˈpɪtʃ·əˌleɪt/
to ​acceptdefeat, or to give up or give in: I capitulated and ​let my ​daughter go with her ​friends.
capitulation
noun [C/U]  us   /kəˌpɪtʃ·əˈleɪ·ʃən/
[C] This was not a capitulation but an ​agreement.
(Definition of capitulate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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