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surrender

verb uk   /sərˈen.dər/  us   /səˈren.dɚ/

surrender verb (ACCEPT DEFEAT)

C2 [I] to stop fighting and admit defeat: They would rather die than surrender (to the invaders). [I] If you surrender to an experience or emotion, you stop trying to prevent or control it: I finally surrendered to temptation, and ate the last remaining chocolate.
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surrender verb (GIVE)

[T] to give something that is yours to someone else because you have been forced to do so or because it is necessary to do so: The police demanded that the gang surrender their weapons. Neither side is willing to surrender any territory/any of their claims.

surrender

noun [C or U] uk   /sərˈen.dər/  us   /səˈren.dɚ/
the act of stopping fighting and officially admitting defeat: The rebels are on the point of surrender.
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