Definitions of surrender

  1. To yield to; give up, as to an enemy; yield.
  2. To resign; relinquish.
  3. To yield to the power of another; give up possession of on compulsion; as, to surrender an army; give up; as, to surrender one's claim to property; to yield to any influence, emotion, or power; as, to surrender oneself to sorrow.
  4. To render or deliver over: to resign.
  5. To yield; resign.
  6. To yield; give up oneself or a thing into the power of another.
  7. To yield up one's self to another.
  8. To yield one's self.
  9. To yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up possession upon compulsion or demand; to resign in favour of another; to give up; to yield an estate; to yield to any influence, passion, or power.
  10. To deliver up, as one's self; to yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up; to resign; to yield to any influence; in mil., to lay down arms and yield, as prisoner of war.
  11. a verbal act of admitting defeat
  12. the delivery of a principal into lawful custody
  13. give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of another; " The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
  14. The voluntary cancellation of the legal liability of the company by the insured and beneficiary for a consideration ( called the surrender value).
  15. To yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up possession of ( anything) upon compulsion or demand; as, to surrender one's person to an enemy or to an officer; to surrender a fort or a ship.
  16. To give up possession of; to yield; to resign; as, to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage.
  17. To yield to any influence, emotion, passion, or power; -- used reflexively; as, to surrender one's self to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep.
  18. To yield; to render or deliver up; to give up; as, a principal surrendered by his bail, a fugitive from justice by a foreign state, or a particular estate by the tenant thereof to him in remainder or reversion.
  19. To give up one's self into the power of another; to yield; as, the enemy, seeing no way of escape, surrendered at the first summons.
  20. The act of surrendering; the act of yielding, or resigning one's person, or the possession of something, into the power of another; as, the surrender of a castle to an enemy; the surrender of a right.
  21. The giving up of a principal into lawful custody by his bail.
  22. The delivery up of fugitives from justice by one government to another, as by a foreign state. See Extradition.
  23. The act of giving up oneself or a thing into the possession of another.
  24. Act of yielding, or giving up to another.
  25. Act of yielding or giving one's self to another.
  26. The act of surrendering.
  27. The act of resigning one's person, or the possession of something, into the hands of another; a yielding or giving up.
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