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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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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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