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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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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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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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References in classic literature ?
"What will become of you if you don't surrender to us?" I asked.
Complete surrender to a particular mood until the mood itself surrenders to the artist, and afterwards silent ceaseless toil until a form worthy of its expression has been achieved -- this is the method of Li Po and his fellows.
Each of them desired nothing more than to give himself up as a prisoner to escape from all this horror and misery; but on the one hand the force of this common attraction to Smolensk, their goal, drew each of them in the same direction; on the other hand an army corps could not surrender to a company, and though the French availed themselves of every convenient opportunity to detach themselves and to surrender on the slightest decent pretext, such pretexts did not always occur.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) wants to protect communist rebels who surrender to the government following reports that some of the rebels who took part in localized peace talks were being hunted down by their former comrades.
The packaging is also printed with the words "Lay down your arms, surrender to the ROC [Taiwan] Army.
A few months ago, 63-year-old farmer Ben Asani decided to give up two decades of banditry and voluntarily surrender to the 18th Infantry Battalion (IB).
QUETTA -- At least six facilitators of militants have surrender to Frontier Corps Balochistan in a ceremony held in Noshki, on Monday.
"We now have to see our country surrender to the enemy without demonstrating our power up to 120%," Tojo wrote on August 13, 1945, just two days before Japan gave up.
tax purposes, since the UK group relief provisions (a statutory scheme that affords an entitlement to certain commonly controlled company groupings to surrender or share losses between group members) restricts loss claim and surrender to U.K.
As is well known, Freud associates dreams of falling with anxiety and (especially in the case of women) surrender to temptation.
Donitz's readiness to cease hostilities on the Western Front and yet to continue the war against the Soviet Union required surrender to be concluded in a step-by-step process.
In a surrender to a creditor by deed in lieu of foreclosure, the consideration will include the entire amount of the liabilities encumbering the property.
Santos Jr., the commander of the Army's 7th ID welcomed the surrender of the rebels who heeded his call to surrender to the government and be with their families this Christmas.
16 NPA rebels surrender to Zamboanga Sibugay troops !-- -- Roel Parentildeo (philstar.com) - October 22, 2018 - 8:12pm ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines A security official said 16 members of the New People's Army surrendered over the weekend to military forces in Imelda town, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Malacanang is calling on high-profile drug suspect and Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim to surrender to authorities.