Complete Definition of "capitulate"

was wotd|2007|April|9
English

Etymology
From L. capitulum < caput "head"

Pronunciation
italbrac|RP IPA|/kÉËpɪt.jÊ.leɪt/ or /kÉËpɪt.jÉ.leɪt/
italbrac|US IPA|/kÉËpɪtÊ.jÊ.leɪt/ or /kÉËpɪtÊ.jÉ.leɪt/
audio|en-us-capitulate.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
en-verb|capitulat|es

#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.

Translations
Polish: kapitulowaÄ, poddaÄ siÄ
Swedish: kapitulera, ge upp, resignera

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