What is surrender?

  • (verb): Relinquish possession or control over.
    Example: "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
    Synonyms: cede, deliver, give up
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on surrender:

Battle Of Zeeland - 17 May - Surrender
... forces in Walcheren and Zuid-Beveland would surrender ... officer was sent over under a flag of truce, he brought the news of the Dutch surrender elsewhere ...
Battle Of The Cumberland Gap (1863) - Battle
... from the south and, on September 7, asked for Frazer's surrender ... There were still not enough Union troops to convince Frazer to surrender ... On September 8 both DeCourcy and Shackelford sent messages demanding surrender, all of which were rejected ...
List Of Films: N–O - N - No-Nu
... for Our Youth (1946) No Reservations (2007) No Retreat, No Surrender (1986) No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1988) No Rules (2005) No Skin Off My Ass (1991) No Small Affair (1984) No ...
Surrender - In Music - Songs
... Surrender", a song by All Saints from Saints Sinners "Surrender", a song by Ashlee Simpson from Autobiography "Surrender" (Billy Talent song) "Surrender" (Cheap Trick song), 1978 "Surrender ... the Tomorrow Never Dies film soundtrack "Surrender" (Laura Pausini song), 2002 "Surrender" (Perry Como song), a Perry Como U.S ... number-one single from 1946 "Surrender", a song by Kylie Minogue from the 1994 album Kylie Minogue "Surrender", a song by Roxette from Pearls of Passion "Surrender" (Swing ...
Siege Of Numantia - Surrender
... for their liberty in return for complete surrender, but Scipio refused ... The city refused to surrender and starvation set in ...

More definitions of "surrender":

  • (verb): Give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of another.
    Synonyms: give up
  • (noun): The act of surrendering (under agreed conditions).
    Synonyms: capitulation, fall
  • (noun): The delivery of a principal into lawful custody.
  • (verb): Relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another.
    Synonyms: relinquish

Famous quotes containing the word surrender:

    There is between sleep and us something like a pact, a treaty with no secret clauses, and according to this convention it is agreed that, far from being a dangerous, bewitching force, sleep will become domesticated and serve as an instrument of our power to act. We surrender to sleep, but in the way that the master entrusts himself to the slave who serves him.
    Maurice Blanchot (b. 1907)

    Frenchmen, we do not accept your surrender. You surrender only to the enemy. If you’re Vichy, fight us. If you’re Frenchmen, join us.
    Samuel Fuller, U.S. screenwriter. American commander (uncredited)

    There are always those who are willing to surrender local self-government and turn over their affairs to some national authority in exchange for a payment of money out of the Federal Treasury. Whenever they find some abuse needs correction in their neighborhood, instead of applying the remedy themselves they seek to have a tribunal sent on from Washington to discharge their duties for them, regardless of the fact that in accepting such supervision they are bartering away their freedom.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)