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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sur·ren·der /səˈrɛndɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·ren·der v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surrendered p. pr. & vb. n. Surrendering.]
 1. To yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up possession of (anything) upon compulsion or demand; as, to surrender one's person to an enemy or to an officer; to surrender a fort or a ship.
 2. To give up possession of; to yield; to resign; as, to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage.
    To surrender up that right which otherwise their founders might have in them.   --Hooker.
 3. To yield to any influence, emotion, passion, or power; -- used reflexively; as, to surrender one's self to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep.
 4. Law To yield; to render or deliver up; to give up; as, a principal surrendered by his bail, a fugitive from justice by a foreign state, or a particular estate by the tenant thereof to him in remainder or reversion.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·ren·der, v. i. To give up one's self into the power of another; to yield; as, the enemy, seeing no way of escape, surrendered at the first summons.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·ren·der, n.
 1. The act of surrendering; the act of yielding, or resigning one's person, or the possession of something, into the power of another; as, the surrender of a castle to an enemy; the surrender of a right.
    That he may secure some liberty he makes a surrender in trust of the whole of it.   --Burke.
 2. Law (a) The yielding of a particular estate to him who has an immediate estate in remainder or reversion. (b) The giving up of a principal into lawful custody by his bail. (c) The delivery up of fugitives from justice by one government to another, as by a foreign state. See Extradition.
 3. Insurance The voluntary cancellation of the legal liability of the company by the insured and beneficiary for a consideration (called the surrender value).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: acceptance of despair [syn: resignation]
      2: a verbal act of admitting defeat [syn: giving up, yielding]
      3: the delivery of a principal into lawful custody
      4: the act of surrendering (under agreed conditions); "they
         were protected until the capitulation of the fort" [syn: capitulation,
      v 1: give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of
           another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
           [syn: give up] [ant: resist]
      2: relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to
         surrender the building after the police moved in" [syn: cede,
          deliver, give up]
      3: relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of
         another [syn: relinquish]