Translation of surrender in Spanish:


rendir, v.

Pronunciation /səˈrɛndə//səˈrɛndər/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (town/arms) rendir
    (arms/town) entregar
    • We have surrendered the rights of majority to appease minorities.
    • In 1931, the French Government was forced to surrender its rights of jurisdiction to the local government.
    • This isn't a war against an enemy that will surrender and move on.
    • It is an example of a leader and a party that will surrender the right of this country to make decisions according to its own values and its own judgments.
    • Will they be satisfied if the Territories be unconditionally surrendered to them?
    • At the sight of tank guns, the seemingly stubborn occupants surrendered almost immediately without a fight.
    • Any such rights were surrendered the moment an attack was carried out.
    • Six confessed militants who surrendered to authorities under a government amnesty in July have since been released.
    • By late September, NATO seeks to gather 3,300 weapons voluntarily surrendered by the rebel National Liberation Army.
    • Noriega eventually surrendered voluntarily to U.S. authorities.
    • Women are seized and only released when a male relative wanted by the authorities surrenders.
    • With no emperor, there would be no one with the authority to surrender.
    • The Japanese refused to unconditionally surrender to allied forces.
    • In 1940, the Belgian army surrendered to the invading Germans.
    • The criteria they appear to be using is that any nation that either actively sponsors, gives shelter to or ‘turns a blind eye’ to terrorist activities effectively surrenders its sovereign rights.
    • Concerns, comments, discussions, and debates must be welcome and be out in the open, so that we do not surrender our rights once again.
    • The singer surrendered to authorities in Santa Barbara, California, this past week.
    • The policy, while savage, often meant the next towns along the way would surrender rather than resist.
    • He thus surrendered his rights to claim severance pay and termination pay pursuant to the procedure under the ESA.
    • Some of these organizations caused their opponents serious discomfiture and served notice that the landlords were not going to surrender their rights and privileges without a fight.
    • On shore the British moved against the armoured brigade which soon surrendered with the loss of one life.
    • Now, the merciless enemy commander wants to surrender.
    • They never surrender without a fight, and the review process will add to their armoury.
    • Farmers sought the protection of powerful lords and in return surrendered certain rights and control over their lands.
    • I thought they had already surrendered all rights to privacy.
    • Though the garrison surrendered without much of a fight, many were still put to the sword.
    • The day of his accident, Glover had signed the waiver, surrendering any right to sue the company.
    • They surrendered peacefully to police after demanding asylum and meeting a United Nations representative.
    • The suit demanded that Seaman surrender the rights to 374 photos he took of the Lennon family and pay unspecified damages.
    • If you're going to surrender your passport, you can't leave the country.
    • Two days later, on May 2, 1945, all enemy forces in Italy surrendered unconditionally.
    • Attorneys later took up his appeal on the grounds that he had surrendered his rights under duress.
    • To frighten the people sufficiently that they will gladly surrender their individual rights and those of their neighbors for the promise of security, you have to atomize them.
    • However, he was a soldier true at heart and would never surrender without resisting with all the means at his disposal.
    • The more infrastructure destroyed, the more quickly the enemy is willing to surrender, or so the theory goes.
    • He was severely wounded during the fighting and was arrested once the rebels had surrendered.
    • Charles would never have surrendered his divine right.
    • Enemy soldiers can also surrender and go home as civilians as soon as the war is over.
    • An indigenous society cannot, as it were, surrender its rights by modifying its way of life.
    • It all hinges on whether artists are considered to be employees of the labels, and as such obliged to surrender copyright automatically to their labels.
  • 2formal

    (hand over)
    (document/ticket) entregar
  • 3

    (right/claim) renunciar a

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (soldier/army) rendirse
    to surrender to sb entregarse a algn
    • he surrendered to the police se entregó a la policía
    • he had not surrendered to idleness no se había dejado vencer por la pereza

reflexive verb

  • 1

    (indulgence/idleness) dejarse vencer por
    just surrender yourself to the music abandónate a la música
    • He gave a small smile before closing his eyes and surrendering to sleep.
    • His carefully ordered routine only begins to unravel when he makes the mistake of surrendering to a very human emotion.
    • The three basic skills are attending to, befriending and surrendering to emotions that make us uncomfortable.
    • In dealing with the issue, however, the minister expressed the view that we have been surrendering to the idea that society is essentially responsible for all ills.
    • I say that we cannot surrender to those temptations.


  • 1

    rendición feminine
    capitulación feminine
    • In our system of government there is no provision for surrender.
    • Those troops would be loath to accept surrenders from troops who engage in such acts.
    • It's time to leave behind the fort that has stories of sieges, surrenders, trading and treaties to tell.
    • Granted, they're probably concentrating on coaxing surrenders from conscript units on the front, but this is a task that cannot be ignored.
    • Besides the quantity of enemies, they didn't look like they would be accepting surrenders or capitulations any time soon.
    • The fear factor undoubtedly plays a role in preventing mass surrenders.
    • The number of surrenders has by far exceeded our expectations.
    • There are those who risked ambush in the taking of surrenders.
    • A final series of surrenders followed as hungry Lakota bands capitulated at military posts along the upper Missouri and Yellowstone.
    • There will be mass defections, mass surrenders, insurrection.
    • The Allied policy of unconditional surrender also discouraged many from laying down their arms until there was no other option open.
    • The victor would then be able to starve his opponent into surrender, or at least so disrupt his trade that his economy would collapse and he would no longer be able to continue the war.
    • False surrenders thus amount to a very striking case of a military ‘burning its bridges.’
    • That view gained ascendancy and credibility when the atomic bomb brought on the final surrender of Japan.
    • Close combat is the only form of warfare that results in surrenders.
    • The historian must ask: after the massive surrenders of 1877, what were the causes of the breakouts?
    • Those surrenders can be particularly troublesome if they result in blanket rules that negate any decision-making process tailored to a particular situation.
    • It certainly seems that mass numbers of surrenders from the existing troops, as they exist, and the end of snipers and potshots coming from the local populace will indicate an end to this.
    • However, we have recently seen a significant increase in surrenders.
    • There was no element of surrender in the early capitulations made between the powerful Ottoman Turk sultans and various European rulers.
  • 2

    I call that a surrender to pressure from the right para mí eso es claudicar ante las presiones de la derecha
    • in passionate surrender en una entrega apasionada
  • 3formal

    (handing over)
    (of passport, document) entrega feminine
    (of rights) renuncia feminine
    surrender of property cesión de bienes feminine
    • Such a world exists - not for car owners, but for owners of life insurance policies intended for lapse or surrender.
    • As a consequence of the approach adopted by insurance companies on the early surrender of endowment policies, a market has developed in second-hand endowment policies.
    • I conclude on the evidence that the only reason for TMD's involvement at this stage was the early surrender of the lease and that these costs would not have been incurred but for that indication.