capitulate

[kuh-pich-uh-leyt]
verb (used without object), capitulated, capitulating.
1.
to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms.
2.
to give up resistance: He finally capitulated and agreed to do the job my way.

Origin:
1570–80; < Medieval Latin capitulātus (past participle of capitulāre to draw up in sections), equivalent to capitul(um) section (literally, small head; see capitulum) + -ātus -ate1

capitulant, noun
capitulator, noun
uncapitulated, adjective
uncapitulating, adjective

capitulate, recapitulate.


2. yield, acquiesce, accede, give in.
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capitulate (kəˈpɪtjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
(intr) to surrender, esp under agreed conditions
 
[C16 (meaning: to arrange under heads, draw up in order; hence, to make terms of surrender): from Medieval Latin capitulare to draw up under heads, from capitulumchapter]
 
ca'pitulator
 
n

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Main Entry:  capitulate1
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to agree or surrender according to arranged or proposed terms; to accept defeat; acquiesce
Etymology:  Latin capitulum 'titles, chapters'
Usage:  intransitive
Main Entry:  capitulate2
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to negotiate, bargain
Etymology:  Latin capitulum 'titles, chapters'
Usage:  intransitive
Main Entry:  capitulate3
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to make the terms of surrender
Etymology:  Latin capitulum 'titles, chapters'
Usage:  intransitive
Main Entry:  capitulate4
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to divide into chapters, put under titles or headings
Etymology:  Latin capitulum 'titles, chapters'
Usage:  transitive
Note:  obsolete
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capitulate
1580, "to draw up in chapters" (i.e., under "heads"), from M.L. capitulatus, pp. of capitulare "to draw up in heads or chapters, arrange conditions" (see capitulation). Often of terms of surrender, hence meaning "to yield on stipulated terms" (1689). Capitulated is from 1586; capitulating from 1654.
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Example sentences
You must capitulate, surrender, jump in and go with the flow.
Faced with an omnipotent enemy, mankind's only alternative is to refuse to
  capitulate and to attempt to endure.
Market bottoms don't typically occur until panic surges and investors
  capitulate en masse.
The fact that you talk doesn't mean that you capitulate, it doesn't mean that
  you don't negotiate hard.
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