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capitulate to (someone or something)

To yield or submit to someone or something. Sometimes, you just need to capitulate to your family, in order to keep the peace. I will never capitulate to your outrageous demands!
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capitulate to someone or something

to surrender or submit to someone or something. The general finally capitulated to the enemy. I won't capitulate in this argument.
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On the heals of the Administration capitulating to European pressure on steel tariffs," said USWA International President Leo W.
Stephen Wallis should be fighting tooth and claw to preserve this meeting, not capitulating so meekly in the face of the silliness that is Racing For Change.
Does he think the public has no recollection of the leading part he played several years ago in the group FORCE which intimidated Denbighshire into capitulating on the Lon Clwyd path for walking and cycling between Rhyl and Ruthin.
If there is a strike, the Rb URGES buildings not to break ranks by capitulating to union pressure, or by signing 'you too' agreements that representatives of the union may offer.
Yet, in the long run, capitulating can be seen as a betrayal of both Novartis' industry and its consumers.
A less-wily pitcher might have come undone in the third inning, after giving up a leadoff home run to Aaron Boone and practically capitulating to his rookie counterpart, Rob Bell, allowing him to work the count to 3-2 before striking him out.
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams said: "We have seen John Major capitulating to extreme Unionism.
The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) today condemned President Bush's decision to lift steel tariffs as "clear evidence of capitulating to European blackmail and a sorry betrayal of American Steelworkers and steel communities.
Marjanovic, in a viewpoint designed mainly for a Serbian audience, said the talks were done ``under the auspices of the United Nations,'' an important point because Yugoslav leaders do not want to be portrayed as capitulating to NATO.
Rather than capitulating to the city's financial woes and relocating to other cities, Gilbert encouraged business leaders to offer alternatives to help run the city more cost-effectively.