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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

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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He said Ng was temporarily surrendered to the US after they obtained his Temporary Surrender Warrant signed by Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on April 25 which is pursuant to the terms of the Extradition Treaty between the government of Malaysia and US.
Edgardo De Leon, the 403rd Infantry Brigade commander, there are already 40 NPA regulars and nine members of Milisyang Bayan who surrendered to the army units since January 2019.
On the same day, an NPA fighter, identified as Ka Rosman, surrendered to the 3rd Special Forces Battalion in Lianga, Surigao del Sur.
On August 18, a Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) commander and 22 other militants surrendered to security forces on Friday, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)
ISLAMABAD -- Former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud's brother and uncle have surrendered to the authorities in Kurram Agency, security officials in the region said on Sunday.
MINGORA, June 16 -- Around 11 terrorists surrendered to the security forces in the Swat Valley on Tuesday.
As Germany surrendered to the Allies in May of 1945, there were still thousands of Germans manning the dreaded U-boats operating off the coasts of Europe, the United States, and even as far away as Malaya.
On Good Friday, alias Dante, vice team leader, alias Jek, and alias Gary, surrendered to police and military units in Barangay Colonsabak.
At least 19 communist rebels operating in the boundaries of four Mindanao provinces surrendered to the Army on Friday as the communist-led New People's Army (NPA) marked its 50th founding day.
NPA leader in Zamboanga del Norte surrenders over unpaid salary, military says !-- -- Roel Parentildeo ( - February 28, 2019 - 1:05pm ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines An alleged team leader of the New People's Army who supposedly left the rebel group because he was not paid the monthly salary he was promised, has surrendered to authorities in a Zamboanga del Norte town, the military said Thursday.
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union - Four New People's Army (NPA) rebels surrendered to government troops from the 84th, 91st and 24th Infantry Battalions, all under the command of the Philippine Army's 7th Infantry Division.
They surrendered to the 9th Assam rifles under 26th Sector Assam Rifles at Moreh along with arms and ammunitions.
Rawalpindi, September 17, 2009 (Frontier Star): 24 terrorists voluntarily surrendered to security forces during search and clearance operations in Swat and Malakand According to ISPR, 10 terrorists voluntarily surrendered to security forces at Chuprial and Amluk near Sakhra.
Based on the report of the CIDG Regional Field Unit 5, 30-year-old farmer Joseph Marterez alias Ka Jo, voluntarily surrendered to authorities on Wednesday afternoon in Sitio Hugoson, Brgy.