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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: capitulate, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The West Indies are fancied to beat New Zealand today, but the problem with selling the Kiwis is that it is possible that the inconsistent Windies will capitulate against Stephen Fleming's gritty and determined side.
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Lewsey said: "You either go home and capitulate, or it strengthens your resolve to do something about it.
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Before making the call Yeltsin said: ''Bill Clinton hopes Slobodan Milosevic will capitulate and give up the whole of Yugoslavia.
It could hardly have expected the unions to capitulate without a fight.
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