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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To give up or to surrender on terms usually agreed upon in advance.

Usage examples (34)
  • I will capitulate to your demands to clean my room as long as I can do it after dessert.
  • The writer argues that the Obama regime must hold Tehran accountable, and not 'capitulate' to Iranian demands.
  • So, this may be more about their inability to secure a locale than a desire to "capitulate" to the Cheney clan.
  • In a statement on the Kindle Community website, Amazon says it must "capitulate" to Macmillan's demand to charge for more
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