What does the word capitulate mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To surrender on conditions; make terms.

Usage examples for capitulate

  1. If we don't worry her too much she is sure to capitulate." – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  2. Had it not been for this, we had been masters of the Duke, and should have made him capitulate at our pleasure." – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  3. He, however, somewhat regained his self- possession, and observed that, unless the conditions which he proposed were granted the army would not capitulate. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
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