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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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However, it appears to be rather easy to understand that surrendering a policy when the account value is lower than the guaranteed value would be a bad decision.
As mentioned above, transaction costs, tax considerations, and risk preferences might prevent policyholders from surrendering their policy.
However, these profits will be heavily reduced, or possibly even negative, whenever policyholders with impaired health status sell their contracts on the secondary market instead of surrendering them.
Thus, a person surrendering his or her policy would receive the current (net present) value from the insurance company, which should be close to or even higher than (because of less transaction costs) the price in the secondary market.
According to witnesses, they had waved a white flag when surrendering to show their intent, but as they walked into the army-controlled area, several people heard sounds of shots and explosions.
that the surrendering Tamil Tigers members would be safe if they surrendered with a white flag raised," the request claimed.
"The surrender policy provides them an opportunity to return to the mainstream of society taking this opportunity they are surrendering," he added.
Despite the positive drug test results, Guarin denied he went back to using illegal drugs after surrendering under Oplan Tokhang.
Hundreds of drug users and pushers have been surrendering to police and government officials in different parts of the country since President Rodrigo Duterte was sworn into office.
The alleged users, all residents of the island-village of Asluman in Carles, were accompanied by their barangay (village) chairman, Abelardo Montibon, in surrendering to Chief Insp.
"The increasing number of NPAs surrendering to the government fold is attributed to the group's weakened leadership following the arrest of Benito and Wilma Tiamzon last March," Zagala said.
It was not also the first time that a president, Lacierda said, has received a surrendering fugitive.