surrender

/səˈrɛndə / (say suh'renduh)

verb (t)
1. to yield (something) to the possession or power of another; deliver up possession of (something) upon demand or compulsion: to surrender a fort.
2. to give (oneself) up, especially as a prisoner or to some emotion, course of action, or the like.
3. to give up, abandon, or relinquish (comfort, hope, etc.).
4. to yield or resign (an office, privilege, etc.) in favour of another.
5. Obsolete to return: to surrender thanks.
verb (i)
6. to give oneself up, as into the power of another or of an emotion, course of action, etc.; submit or yield.
noun
7. the act of surrendering.
8. Insurance the abandonment of a policy by the party insured, for a consideration, the amount receivable (surrender value) depending on the number of years elapsed from the commencement of the risk.
9. the deed by which a legal surrendering is made.
{late Middle English, from Anglo-French, from sur- sur-1 + rendre render}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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