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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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According El Heraldo, the Cachiros' general strategy included the two brothers' voluntarily surrendering to US authorities, initially pleading not guilty to drug-trafficking charges and later reaching an agreement with Justice Department officials to plead guilty, cooperate with authorities, and renounce the assets confiscated in Honduras as proof of their intent to abandon criminal activities, all as a means to reduce their sentences.
Al-Sadr has led objections to the security deal, which will be voted on by parliament on Monday, saying is another instance of Iraq surrendering to US interests."Let the government know that America is, and will not be, of any use to us because it is the enemy of Islam," al-Sadr said in a sermon read by Sheikh Abdul-Hadi al-Mohammadawi, his representative.