• (British) IPA: /kəˈpɪ.tjʊ.leɪt/, /kəˈpɪ.t͡ʃə.leɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /kəˈpɪt͡ʃ.jʊ.leɪt/, /kəˈpɪt͡ʃ.jə.leɪt/

capitulate (capitulates, present participle capitulating; past and past participle capitulated)

  1. (intransitive) To surrender; to end all resistance, to give up; to go along with or comply.
    He argued and hollered for so long that I finally capitulated just to make him stop.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 14, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To draw up in chapters; to enumerate.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To draw up the articles of treaty with; to treat, bargain, parley.
    • there capitulates with the king […] to take to wife his daughter Mary
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