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

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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 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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PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa described the relaunch of Tokhang as 'so far so good,' with 563 drug suspects surrendering to police nationwide.
So we thought of surrendering to spend our life with our families," Lalasu Rama, one of surrendered Maoist, said.
Ultimately, we are not surrendering to any particular thing or event, but rather to life as a whole.
Again and again we see the archaic figures in situations of danger, sometimes happily surrendering to their fate, as in Dream Sequence VIII, 1999, where painful falling seems to have become pleasurable floating.
Subjects surrendering to TPIs may perceive the act as easier and more culturally acceptable.
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.
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.
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.