capitulate to (someone or something)

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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If they can capitulate to one genuinely QUICK bowler, just THINK how soon they would have been bacK in the hutch facing Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson - and just THINK how many soiled flannels the washing ladies would have had to cope with had they faced the Windies quartet of Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Colin Croft and Joel Garner.