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surrender

verb  us   /səˈren·dər/

surrender verb (ACCEPT DEFEAT)

[I] to stop fighting and accept defeat: They would rather die than surrender.

surrender verb (GIVE)

[T] to give something that is yours to someone else, usually because you have been forced to do so: U.S. Magistrate Celeste Bremer restricted Gruenwald’s travel and ordered that he surrender his passport.

surrender

noun [C/U]  us   /səˈren·dər/
an agreement to stop fighting and accept defeat: [C] Robert E. Lee’s surrender, which ended the Civil War, was one of the most important events in American history.
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