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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.
See also: capitulate, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In time, however, a more established church capitulated to the larger patriarchal society and "forgot" its own liberating (and feminist) message.
After fighting Weyerhaeuser's hostile takeover for 14 months, Willamette capitulated in January, agreeing to sell the company for $7.6 billion.
"We are very, very disappointed that the Salvation Army has capitulated to the homosexual pressure," said AFA's Scott Lively.
When Bordon threatened to pull the plug on the Holy See, church officials capitulated. The day after the pope's Easter Day message, the Vatican agreed to cut its 1530 kHz band transmissions from 14 hours to seven hours a day.
(When Stan Brakhage finally capitulated by making his first video, a shock wave went our through the film community.) Experimental film was and is often backbreaking work.
56) when I concluded that customers' recent fixation on price was a reprise of the self-destructive mistakes they (and the foundries that capitulated to the price pressure) made more than 15 years ago.
In Denver last summer, a black church capitulated to right-wing pressure when it reversed a decision to host a conference on faith and sexuality.
After putting up an initial fight, the chains capitulated and agreed to make all their Connecticut franchises smoke-free.
In 1926 he became editor of a satirical weekly, Cyrulik Warszawski ("The Barber of Warsaw"), and in 1932 he was appointed cultural attache to the Polish embassy in Paris, where he remained until France capitulated to the Nazis.
The court noted suggestions Price capitulated to management in an effort to mask AM's true condition were highly improbable and evidence Price forced AM to record $10 million in adjusting entries contradicted the SEC's inference of capitulation.
In Division One, FC Greasby capitulated 1-0 at home to Ashville OB while Bushell Athletic won 4-3 at FC Ridger and PSV Athletic beat Lions FC 6-2.
Peter Bonetti v W Germany, 1970 WC: Gordon Banks' overnight illness - even the FBI have been blamed - saw Bonetti drafted in for his seventh, and last, cap as England blew a two-goal lead in Leon Nigel Martyn v Romania, Euro 2000: David Seaman was injured in the warm-up for the final group game and replicated Bonetti's misery as Romanian opener looped over him before the late penalty crusher Scott Carson v Croatia, Euro 08 qual: Steve McClaren's side needed only a draw but Carson had a nightmare as England capitulated twice.
ZIMBABWE captain Brendan Taylor once again came to the fore on a day where Bangladesh capitulated to leave themselves staring defeat firmly in the face in the opening Test in Harare.
Two rounds and 12 holes in on Saturday he was sitting pretty, having not dropped a shot, but the Englishman capitulated with consecutive bogeys on the back nine.