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Definition of Capitulation


  1. A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement.
  2. The act of capitulating or surrendering to an emeny upon stipulated terms.
  3. The instrument containing the terms of an agreement or surrender.

Capitulation Quotations

Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table.
George Schultz

Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession.
Jalal Talabani

Congress is unable to do the work of the American people because too many politicians believe that compromise means capitulation.
Emanuel Cleaver

Today, Democrats not only have the White House; they have the Senate too. So we have to be realistic about what we can and cannot achieve, while at the same recognizing that realism should never be confused with capitulation.
Mitch McConnell

Today we ought to be able to see first that Booker T. Washington faced a situation in which he was seeking desperately for a way out, and he could see no way out except capitulation.
C. L. R. James
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Capitulation Translations

capitulation in German is Kapitulation

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