Word of the Day – Capitulate

By December 2, 2019 Word of the Day

Capitulate (verb)

cap-i-chu-layt

Cease to resist an opponent or an unwelcome demand; yield.

Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘parley, draw up terms’): from French capituler, from medieval Latin capitulare ‘draw up under headings’, from Latin capitulum, diminutive of caput ‘head’.

Example sentences

“They had no choice but to capitulate to the stronger team.”

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