1. [ verb ] give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of another
Synonyms: give_up

"The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"

Related terms: resist yield capitulate concede capitulation
2. [ verb ] relinquish possession or control over
Synonyms: give_up deliver cede

"The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"

Related terms: give sell yield_up sign_away cession
3. [ verb ] relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another
Synonyms: relinquish
Related terms: yield abnegate relinquishment
4. [ noun ] acceptance of despair
Synonyms: resignation
Related terms: despair defeatism resign
5. [ noun ] a verbal act of admitting defeat
Synonyms: giving_up yielding
Related terms: relinquishment
6. [ verb ] hand over to the authorities of another country
Synonyms: deliver deport extradite

"They extradited the fugitive to his native country so he could be tried there"

Related terms: expel repatriate exile
7. [ noun ] (law) the delivery of a principal into lawful custody
Related terms: delivery extradition
8. [ noun ] the act of surrendering (under agreed conditions)
Synonyms: fall capitulation

"they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"

Related terms: loss fall capitulate
Similar spelling:   surrenderer