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Meaning of CAPITULATE

Pronunciation:  ku'pichu`leyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  surrender under agreed conditions
 

CAPITULATE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: give up, surrender

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ca*pit"u*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Capitulated};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Capitulating}.] [LL. capitulatus, p. p. of
    capitulare to capitulate: cf. F. capituler. See {Capitular},
    n.]
    1. To settle or draw up the heads or terms of an agreement,
       as in chapters or articles; to agree. [Obs.]
    
             There capitulates with the king . . . to take to
             wife his daughter Mary.               --Heylin.
    
             There is no reason why the reducing of any agreement
             to certain heads or capitula should not be called to
             capitulate.                           --Trench.
    
    2. To surrender on terms agreed upon (usually, drawn up under
       several heads); as, an army or a garrison capitulates.
    
             The Irish, after holding out a week, capitulated.
                                                   --Macaulay.
    
    
  2. \Ca*pit"u*late\, v. t.
    To surrender or transfer, as an army or a fortress, on
    certain conditions. [R.]
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abandon, acknowledge defeat, acquiesce, beg a truce, bow, cave, cede, come to terms, concede, cry pax, cry quits, defer, give in, give over, give up, implore mercy, knuckle, knuckle under, pray for quarter, relent, relinquish, renounce, say uncle, submit, succumb, surrender, yield, yield the palm
 

 

 

 

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