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definition of the word capitulate

by the Wiktionnary

From Latin capitulum < caput "head"

Infinitive
to capitulate

Third person singular
capitulates

Simple past
capitulated

Past participle
capitulated

Present participle
capitulating

to capitulate (third-person singular simple present capitulates, present participle capitulating, simple past and past participle capitulated)

  1. To end all resistance; to give up; to go along with or comply; may imply compliance with an enemy or to end all resistance because of loss of hope
    He argued and hollered for so long that I finally capitulated just to make him stop.


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