surrender noun

ADJ. total | unconditional | immediate

VERB + SURRENDER demand The allied commander demanded their immediate and unconditional surrender. | force/starve into The villagers were starved into surrender. | accept, take The division took the surrender of a group of some 500 rebels.

PREP. ~ to the government's surrender to the nationalists' demands

PHRASES a flag of surrender The rebels hoisted the white flag of surrender. | in (mock) surrender He raised his hands in mock surrender. | the terms of surrender offering them easy terms of surrender

surrender verb

ADV. completely After three weeks under siege they surrendered completely. | immediately | eventually, finally | formally The British formally surrendered on 31 May. | voluntarily

VERB + SURRENDER order sb to They were ordered to surrender their weapons to the police. | agree to They agreed to surrender their claim to the territory. | refuse to | be forced to

PREP. to He surrendered voluntarily to his enemies. The dictator surrendered power to Parliament.