capitulate to

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.
See also: capitulate, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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She, too, was sure that Rose would capitulate to him.
I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions.
The Mariners took the early lead through Mitch Rose's penalty only to capitulate to a 4-1 loss, with Christian Doidge bagging a late brace.
Better to cu-operate than capitulate to the ever-increasing financial burdens.
"True leaders don't capitulate to these challenges.
THERE was another sign of the times at Motherwell this week as their failure to capitulate to a greedy player (or probably agent) brought a positive response from fans.
NUNS coach Chris Tarbuck was scathing in his criticism of his players after watching them capitulate to Wharfedale.
Refusing to capitulate to toe-the-line rhetoric or the lure of vanilla banalty, these free-verse works present the concepts of pan-Africanist militancy, romantic spirituality, and a vicious attack against all forms of neo-colonialism.
They were charged with defending Mosul,Iraq's third biggest city and still in the hands of Saddam Hussein loyalists, According to American television reports the corps,originally 30,000 strong,and the Governor General of the Mosul region in northern Iraq, were prepared to capitulate to US forces.