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Word: capitulate

Definition: surrender; give up all resistance


Sentences Containing 'capitulate'

Europe's political balance underwent a major shift in the summer of 1527, when, in a somewhat unplanned operation, mercenary forces of the emperor occupied Rome and drove Pope Clement VII, one of France's principal allies, to capitulate.
He defended both forts until the final settlement of Ireland under Oliver Cromwell in 1649, when he was forced to capitulate on honourable terms to General Robert Venables.
His most notable success was that of the Goliad Campaign, in which James Fannin's 300 soldiers were surrounded and induced to capitulate under terms, but were massacred in Urrea's absence on the orders of Santa Anna.
Mortier applied continuous pressure on Lecoq in order to get him to capitulate, but at first the Prussian refused.
The 5th Army would then turn to the south, get behind the Serbs, and force them to capitulate.
Though he outnumbered his adversaries almost two to one, Lecoq consented to capitulate the next day under the same terms as the surrender of Prenzlau.

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