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surrender (someone or something) to (someone or something)

1. To allow someone to take something away; to relinquish or forego possession or control of something to someone. The allied forces had no choice but to surrender the city to the advancing enemy and make a calculated retreat. A condition of his bail, the defendant was forced to surrender his passport to authorities. The parents surrendered their children to protective services due to the condition of their house.
2. To allow someone to take something away; to relinquish or forego possession or control of something to someone. The allied forces had no choice but to surrender the city to the advancing enemy and make a calculated retreat. A condition of his bail, the defendant was forced to surrender his passport to authorities.
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surrender to (someone or something)

To submit or yield to the power, influence, or authority of someone or something. The manhunt ended when the escaped convict surrendered to authorities in a nearby motel. You don't need a complicated diet to lose weight, just learn how to avoid surrendering to your cravings for unhealthy food.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

surrender someone or something to someone or something

to give up someone or something to someone or something. You must surrender your child to the nurse for the child's own good. She will give her right back. He surrendered his car to the bank.
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surrender to someone or something

to give in to someone or something; to yield to someone or something. The robber surrendered to the cops. I will never surrender to my baser passions.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

surrender to

v.
1. To relinquish possession or control of something to someone or something because of demand or compulsion: The commander surrendered the valley to the opposing forces.
2. To submit to the control or authority of someone or something: The army surrendered to the enemy after they lost the key battle. I hope the suspect surrenders to the police soon.
3. To give over or resign oneself, as to an emotion. Used reflexively: When I lost my parents, I surrendered myself to grief.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Valeriano de Leon said Tulfo's camp informed them Monday night about the broadcaster's decision to surrender his firearms.
Previously, Ng and his family reportedly agreed to surrender about US$29 million (RM120.7million) linked to 1MDB to Singapore authorities.
He surrendered to the 88th Infantry Battalion in Sitio Buko, Barangay Banlag, Valencia City, Bukidnon on April 26.
"It's a way of sending a message to their comrades who want to surrender. It's a way of threatening those who want to surrender," said Albayalde.
An alleged trusted aide of an Abu Sayyaf leader and another member of the dreaded kidnap group surrendered to the military and voluntarily handed over their firearms on Monday, the military announced on Wednesday.
The militants and the commander, Marri, from the proscribed Balochistan Republican Army surrendered during a ceremony held in the provincial capital.
A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan had said the two priests were at liberty to seek regular bail once they surrendered.
'I appeal to all the others who have been named by the security apparatus to voluntarily surrender.It's a good move worth emulating.
Firearms and ammunition can be surrendered at Scots police stations from today until Sunday, July 1.
A girl - purportedly sister of the Mujahid - is seen arguing the army man as to why they should ask him to surrender.
The decision to surrender came on the same day Pakistan Armed Forces launched a nationwide military operation 'Radd-ul-Fasaad', which would include broad-spectrum security and counter-terrorism operations in Punjab, and continuation of ongoing operations across the country.
Quetta -- More than 313 members of different banned outfits, including 17 commanders, surrendered their arms during an event at Balochistan Assembly Saturday morning.
"Those handing over firearms will not face prosecution for the illegal possession, at the point of surrender and do not have to give their name or address.
Explaining that no firearm would be refused, Chief Insp Gould added: "The surrender not only applies to firearms and ammunition, but includes replica firearms, air weapons, BB guns, imitation firearms, component parts and other ballistic items."