January 19, 2019
surrender (verb)
\suh-REN-der\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
1 : to give over to the power, control, or possession of another especially by force2 : to give oneself over to something
How do you use it?
Even after Natalia offered to buy Joe a mechanical pencil exactly like the one he had taken, he refused to surrender it back to her.
Are you a word wiz?

There are a few other words you can use to convey the idea of giving up something. Which of the following words do you think is one of them?

We hope you didn't give up before choosing D! "Relinquish," along with "yield" and "resign," have roughly the same meaning as "surrender": to give up completely. "Relinquish" usually does not imply strong feeling but may suggest some regret, reluctance, or weakness, as in "She relinquished her crown." "Yield" implies concession or compliance or submission to force, as in "The boys yielded the basketball court grudgingly." "Resign" emphasizes voluntary relinquishment or sacrifice without struggle, as in "Kayla resigned her position as head cheerleader." And today's Buzzword "surrender" implies a giving up after a struggle to retain or resist, as in "They surrendered their claim to the house."
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