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Definition of Surrender

Surrender

  1. The voluntary cancellation of the legal liability of the company by the insured and beneficiary for a consideration (called the surrender value).
  2. To yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up possession of (anything) upon compulsion or demand; as, to surrender one's person to an enemy or to an officer; to surrender a fort or a ship.
  3. To give up possession of; to yield; to resign; as, to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage.
  4. To yield to any influence, emotion, passion, or power; -- used reflexively; as, to surrender one's self to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep.
  5. To yield; to render or deliver up; to give up; as, a principal surrendered by his bail, a fugitive from justice by a foreign state, or a particular estate by the tenant thereof to him in remainder or reversion.
  6. To give up one's self into the power of another; to yield; as, the enemy, seeing no way of escape, surrendered at the first summons.
  7. The act of surrendering; the act of yielding, or resigning one's person, or the possession of something, into the power of another; as, the surrender of a castle to an enemy; the surrender of a right.
  8. The yielding of a particular estate to him who has an immediate estate in remainder or reversion.
  9. The giving up of a principal into lawful custody by his bail.
  10. The delivery up of fugitives from justice by one government to another, as by a foreign state. See Extradition.

Surrender Quotations

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Winston Churchill

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
John F. Kennedy

If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.
Jesse Jackson

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.
Arthur Helps
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Surrender Translations

surrender in Dutch is capituleren, zich overgeven
surrender in German is Abtretung {f}, Kapitulation, aufgeben
surrender in Italian is consegnare
surrender in Swedish is ge sig, uppge