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English definition of “capitulate”


verb [I]     /kəˈpɪtjʊleɪt/
to stop disagreeing or fighting with someone and agree to what they want Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
capitulation     /kəˌpɪtjʊˈleɪʃən/ noun [C, U]
(Definition of capitulate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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