Definition of Capitulate

1. Verb. Surrender under agreed conditions.

Generic synonyms: Give Up, Surrender
Derivative terms: Capitulation



Definition of Capitulate

1. v. i. To settle or draw up the heads or terms of an agreement, as in chapters or articles; to agree.

2. v. t. To surrender or transfer, as an army or a fortress, on certain conditions.

Definition of Capitulate

1. Verb. (obsolete) To draw up in chapters; to enumerate. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete) To draw up the articles of treaty with; to treat, bargain, parley. ¹

3. Verb. To agree terms of surrender; to end all resistance, to give up; to go along with or comply. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Capitulate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capitulate

capitellate
capitellum
capitium
capitols
capitonnage
capitonym
capitonyms
capitopedal
capitualtion
capitula
capitular
capitular joint
capitularies
capitularly
capitulary
capitulate (current term)
capitulated
capitulates
capitulating
capitulation
capitulationer
capitulationest
capitulationism
capitulationist
capitulations
capitulator
capitule
capitulescence
capitulum
capitulum humeri

Literary usage of Capitulate

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1. The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet: Containing an Account of the by Enguerrand de Monstrelet (1853)
"THE GARRISON OF GUISE capitulate TO SIR JOHN DR ... losing all hope of relief, offered to capitulate with the two aforesaid lords, on the following terms. ..."

2. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"capitulate. There is no reason why the reducing of any agreement to certain heads or ' capitula' should not be called ' to capitulate,' the victor thus ..."

3. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1901)
"CHAPTER XXIX A general alarm—A signal answered—Desperate efforts to make the Legations capitulate—Heroic fighting—Chinese troops pouring in confusion out of ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"... they refused to capitulate ; every obstacle was surmounted by their patience, courage, and military skill; and the memorable retreat of the ten thousand ..."

5. The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Henry Hart Milman (1864)
"... and was saved by a soldier's death from The Irish the fury of the multitude.f The cry for capitulation capitulate° became so loud and importunate that ..."

6. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"... which circumstance was soon made known to the besieged, and forced them to capitulate. What has become of this letter, and what were its contents ? ..."

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