capitulation capitulation  /kə ˌpɪ tʃə ˈleɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a document containing the terms of surrender
  2. (n) a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic
  3. (n) the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It's a total capitulation to special interests! Keep going.
  2. Many in the media world quickly criticized the move as a capitulation to government pressure that could scare off future sources.
  3. After Mussolini's fall and Italy's capitulation in 1943, it was only a question of time before opportunism would collect its due.

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  1. "If true, this capitulation by Democrats following months of Republican pressure is a big victory for Americans struggling with record gasoline prices," said House GOP leader John Boehner of Ohio.
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: John Boehner Source: FOXNews

  2. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., said: "The proposed FISA deal is not a compromise; it is a capitulation."
    on Jun 19, 2008 By: Russ Feingold Source: FOXNews

  3. "He wants to force lawmakers to remain in Springfield indefinitely, with the hope that this effective imprisonment will force members to the point of exhaustion and capitulation to his will," Madigan wrote in a letter sent to lawmakers Monday...
    on Sep 25, 2007 By: Michael Madigan Source: Northwest Herald

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