Synonyms of surrender
1 give inDictionary • We'll never surrender to the terrorists.
give in • My parents gave in and let me go to the camp.
yield • She yielded to general pressure.
submit • If I submitted to their demands, they would not press the allegations.
quit • He figured he would quit his job before he was fired.
cave in (informal)
capitulate • The club eventually capitulated and granted equal rights to women.
throw in the towel
lay down arms
give yourself up
show the white flag
, stand up to
, make a stand against
2 give upDictionary • She had to surrender all rights to her property.
give up • After a few attempts he gave up.
abandon • efforts to persuade him to abandon his claim to the presidency
relinquish (formal) • He does not intend to relinquish power.
resign • He has resigned his seat in parliament.
yield • He may yield control.
concede • The central government has never conceded that territory to the Kurds.
renounce • He renounced his claim to the throne.
waive • He pled guilty to the charges and waived his right to appeal.
forgo • The men would not forgo the chance of a feast.
cede • The General had promised to cede power by January.
1 submissionDictionary • the unconditional surrender of the rebels
submission • The army intends to take the city or force it into submission.
capitulation • They criticised the government decision as a capitulation to terrorist organisations.
resignation • He has withdrawn his letter of resignation.
renunciation • the renunciation of territory
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• efforts to persuade him to abandon his claim to the presidency
abdicationIf you say that someone has abdicated responsibility for something, you disapprove of them because they have refused to accept responsibility for it any longer. (noun)
• There had been a complete abdication of responsibility.
capitulateIf you capitulate, you stop resisting and do what someone else wants you to do.
• The club eventually capitulated and granted equal rights to women.
Thesaurus for surrender from the Collins English Thesaurus
to relinquish to the control or possession of another under duress or on demand