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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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Yet they ran-in half-a-dozen goals against Coleman's capitulators, with Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov claiming they were amazed at the lack of fight in the Welsh team.
We must not give quarter to the compromisers and the capitulators. We must not abide the sunshine patriot and the excuses of those willing to lay their integrity at the feet of influence.
before Hollywood cast a caustic eye on the venal Chirac and his band of capitulators."
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Mass, unpredictable terror was intrinsic to his rule, Knight shows, and his obsession with traitors and capitulators was more than personal paranoia.
They are the harmonizers, the integrationists, the capitulators, the abandoners of a nation.