• "'Come over here and surrender.'"
    "'Come over here and surrender.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v surrender give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
    • v surrender relinquish possession or control over "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
    • n surrender the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions) "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"
    • n surrender the delivery of a principal into lawful custody
    • n surrender a verbal act of admitting defeat
    • n surrender acceptance of despair
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes
    • Surrender 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. "That he may secure some liberty he makes a surrender in trust of the whole of it."
    • Surrender (Law) The delivery up of fugitives from justice by one government to another, as by a foreign state. See Extradition.
    • Surrender (Law) The giving up of a principal into lawful custody by his bail.
    • Surrender (Insurance) The voluntary cancellation of the legal liability of the company by the insured and beneficiary for a consideration (called the surrender value).
    • Surrender (Law) The yielding of a particular estate to him who has an immediate estate in remainder or reversion.
    • v. i Surrender 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.
    • Surrender To give up possession of; to yield; to resign; as, to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage. "To surrender up that right which otherwise their founders might have in them."
    • Surrender 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.
    • Surrender 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.
    • Surrender (Law) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: No SEAL has ever surrendered and no wounded or dead SEAL has ever been left on the field during battle.
    • surrender To give back; render again; restore.
    • surrender To give; offer; render.
    • surrender To yield to the power or possession of another; give or deliver up possession of upon compulsion or demand: as, to surrender a fort or a ship.
    • surrender To yield or resign in favor of another; cease to hold or claim; relinquish; resign: as, to surrender a privilege; to surrender an office.
    • surrender In law, to make surrender of. See surrender, n., 3.
    • surrender To yield or give up to any influence, passion, or power: with a reflexive pronoun: as, to surrender one's self to indolence.
    • surrender To yield; give up one's self into the power of another: as, the enemy surrendered at the first summons.
    • n surrender The act of surrendering; the act of yielding or resigning the possession of something into the power of another; a yielding or giving up: as, the surrender of a city; the surrender of a claim.
    • n surrender In insurance, the abandonment of an assurance policy by the party assured on receiving a part of the premiums paid. The amount payable on surrender of a policy, called surrender value, depends on the number of years elapsed from the commencement of the risk.
    • n surrender In law: The yielding up of an estate for life, or for years, to him who has the immediate estate in reversion or remainder. A surrender is of a nature directly opposite to a release; for, as that operates by the greater estate's descending upon the less, a surrender is the falling of a less estate into a greater. (Broom and Hadley.) (See estate.) A surrender in fact or by deed is a surrender made by conveyance. A surrender in law is a surrender implied or resulting by operation of law from the conduct of the parties, such as the accepting of a new and inconsistent lease; it generally has reference to estates or tenancies from year to year, etc.
    • n surrender The giving up of a principal into lawful custody by his bail.
    • n surrender The delivering up of fugitives from justice by a foreign state; extradition.
    • n surrender In the former English bankruptcy acts, the due appearance before the commissioners of one whom they had declared a bankrupt, in order that he might conform to the law and submit to examination if necessary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Surrender sur-ren′dėr to deliver over: to resign
    • v.i Surrender to yield up one's self to another
    • n Surrender act of yielding, or giving up to another
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  • Walter Malone
    Walter Malone
    “An honest man can never surrender an honest doubt.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “In the battle of the sexes, woman gains her greatest victory by surrendering.”
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    “If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.”
  • A. W. Tozer
    “The man or woman who is wholly or joyously surrendered to Christ can't make a wrong choice--any choice will be the right one.”
  • William Booth
    William Booth
    “The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.”
  • Virgil
    “Love conquers all; let us surrender to Love.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. surrendre, to deliver; sur, over + rendre, to render. See Sur-, and Render


In literature:

Thus he surrendered his dominions without a blow.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The nearest called to him to surrender.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Alexandria, remarks on the surrender of, ii.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II" by Sir John Ross
In very sincere and solemn terms they warned him that by such a surrender he was putting off his crown.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Stirling, of course, surrendered.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
At the same time, instinct seemed to forbid complete surrender on my side.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
They think that we shall surrender as soon as we grow a little more hungry.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
She knew his ways so well that in his increasing petulance she saw the coming surrender.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
AEthelfrith demanded the surrender of the fugitive.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
But you should have taken the tawidh off before you surrendered.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea

In poetry:

"But when thou hast well surrendered,
And thy sacrifice is tendered—
God do so, and more to me,
If I slay not, who slay thee!
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Violets and anemones
The surrendered hours
Pour, as handsels, round the knees
Of the Spring, who to the breeze
Flings her myriad flowers.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part I" by Madison Julius Cawein
O Comforter, gentle and tender,
O holy and heavenly Dove;
We’re yielding our hearts in surrender,
We’re waiting Thy fullness to prove.
"O Comforter, Gentle and Tender" by Albert Benjamin Simpson
Since my words, though ne'er so tender,
With sincerest truth express'd,
Cannot make your heart surrender,
Nor so much as warm your breast;
"Songs Set To Music: 12. Set" by Matthew Prior
Courage advancing strong and tender,
Grace untender
Fanning desire;
Suppliant conquest, proud surrender,
Courtesy cold of hearts on fire---
"Gavotte" by Sir Henry Newbolt
And I saw thee when all thy dark troubles were ended,
And thou had'st surrender'd thy innocent breath,
And thy pure, happy soul to thy God was ascended,
And thy beautiful features were smiling in death.
"I saw thee in light" by Mary Anne Browne

In news:

Check out Taproot 's video for 'No Surrender.
Fans of the first 'Episodes' single, 'No Surrender,' will surely be pleased with Taproot 's second offering as they once again deliver yet another track showcasing their signature sound.
A 25-year-old man who escaped from the Pickens County jail last week has surrendered after telling a deputy he was cold and hungry.
Telly Hankton's cousin surrenders to New Orleans police.
Its opponents (and they were few in 1938) saw it as the surrender of France and Britain to fear.
Ever wonder what happens to all those items surrendered to the Transportation Security Administration at airports across America.
The sister-in-law of the Mississippi man suspected of killing a Tennessee woman and her teen daughter — and triggering a manhunt through the South — pleaded for him to surrender Tuesday.
California's building boom may have slowed to a trickle – but not all builders have surrendered their hammers.
CARSON, Calif – Eight minutes from the end of their regular season, Seattle Sounders FC surrendered a goal that could change the course of its postseason.
It surrendered Tuesday to excavators and earthmovers to make room for a new Walmart store.
Should Twitter Surrender Threatening Tweeter .
Ex- UCA Official Surrenders To Face Charges.
Her Energy and Smile Flagging, Douglas Surrenders Stage.
New Orleans surrenders to the Union army .
Euro Surrenders After Benchmark Print Following Latest Greek Accord .

In science:

In the course of the paper we quantify the amount of information surrendered by an interviewee, elaborate on how to estimate the desired population propor tions, and discuss the proper ties of our method at length.
Negative Surveys
At short times, transmission is dominated by a few short-lived modes which surrender their energy rapidly, while at later times transmission is due to a small number of long-lived modes.
Focusing through random media: eigenchannel participation number and intensity correlation
Simulations show that the nuclei can only spiral together in the time available if they can effectively surrender their energy and angular momentum to dark halos (Carignan; Barnes 1988).
Dark Matter in Galaxies: Conference Summary
Dynamic ejection In their study of neutron star black hole binaries Lattimer and Schramm had found that the "Roche limit", where the neutron star’s self-gravity has to surrender to the tidal forces exerted by the black hole, lies outside the event horizon.
Compact binary mergers: an astrophysical perspective
Similarly, in Swierstra and Altenkirch’s functional specification of concurrency , resumptions are used implicitly, and control is surrendered by a thread whenever it wants to communicate with other parts of the concurrent system (which is denoted by a constructor of the free structure IOc ).
Tracing monadic computations and representing effects