capitulate

Definition: To surrender under specific terms

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St. Ives - By Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, Sidney Colvin
...The best I could imagine was to spin the business out some minntes longer, then capitulate ....
The Street of Seven Stars - By Mary Roberts Rinehart, Houghton Mifflin Company, Riverside Press, Riverside Press (Cambridge, Mass.)
...Even then Peter, utterly miserable, had refused to capitulate, when to capitulate would have meant the surrender of the house in the Siebensternstrasse ....
Parisian points of view - By Ludovic Hal
...I never meet him but that he announces to me that Paris will capitulate the next day ....
Prose Works - By Walter Scott
...Through the medium of this officer, the Emperor Alexander explained the intentions of the allied sovereigns, to allow fair terms to the city of Paris, provided it was proposed to capitulate ere the barriers were forced; with the corresponding intimation, that if the defense were prolonged beyond that period, it would not be in the power either of the Emperor, the King of Prussia, or the allied generals, to prevent the total destruction of the town ....
The Warden - By Anthony Trollope
...Even John Bold would have pitied the feelings with which the archdeacon returned to Plumstead : the church was falling, nay, already in ruins; its dignitaries were yielding without a struggle before the blows of its antagonists; and one of its most respected bishops, his own father--the man considered by all the world as being in such matters under his, Dr. Grantly 's control--had positively resolved to capitulate, and own himself vanquished !...
Essays - By Ralph Waldo Emerson
...I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions ....
Twenty Years After - By Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet
...`` I see it will be necessary to capitulate ....
The Story of a Bad Boy - By Thomas Bailey Aldrich
...After a series of desperate assaults, we forced General Ames to capitulate; and he, in turn, made the place too hot to hold us ....
The Prime Minister - By Anthony Trollope
...But she could not endure any longer the annoyance of having to get all her news through Mrs. Finn,--second hand, or third hand, and now found herself driven to capitulate . "...
An Embarrassing Orphan - By W. E. Norris
...I had to capitulate ....
The King, the Kaiser and Irish Freedom - By James K. McGuire
...After England was forced to capitulate to the United States, two years after the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, she proceeded to quarrel with Ireland ....
The Egoist - By George Meredith
...You were to capitulate, or to furnish reasons for your refusal ....
The World Went Very Well Then - By Walter Besant, Am
...On the 8th of March, the ships being then almost within pistol-shot of the walls, the attack was commenced; the cannonade lasted three hours, at the end of which time the enemy 's guns were silenced, and the Governor proposed to capitulate ....
Great Short Stories - edited by William Patten
...For a whole twenty minutes he summoned this silent officer to capitulate with arms and baggage, promising him life and military honors for himself and his soldiers ....
Diana of the Crossways - By George Meredith
...Unless you capitulate, " said her friend ....
Their Mutual Child - By Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
...And her knowledge told her that she was about to capitulate, that all her pride and resentment had been swept away, that she had gone over to the enemy ....
The Missourian - By Eugene Percy Lyle, Doubleday, Page & Company
...Leonardo Marquez, the Leopard, spitefully refused to capitulate ....