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English definition of “capitulate”

capitulate

verb [I]     /kəˈpɪt.jʊ.leɪt/
to accept military defeat : Their forces capitulated five hours after the bombardment of the city began .Responding to an attackLosing and being defeatedScoring, winning and losing in sport to accept something or agree to do something unwillingly : The sports minister today capitulated to calls for his resignation .Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval capitulation     /kəˌpɪt.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
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