Surrender Sur*ren"der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surrendered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surrendering}.] [OF. surrendre to deliver; sur over + rendre to render. See {Sur-}, and {Render}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To give up possession of; to yield; to resign; as, to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage. [1913 Webster]

To surrender up that right which otherwise their founders might have in them. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Law) 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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