Dictionary.com/Word of the Day: capitulate


I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names.
—-Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance””>Dictionary.com/Word of the Day: capitulate
: “Word of the Day for Wednesday September 21, 2005
capitulate \kuh-PICH-uh-layt\, intransitive verb:
To surrender under agreed conditions
Just before peace talks on Kosovo are due to resume, the United States and its allies are sending contradictory signals to Belgrade, making it less likely that President Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia will capitulate on American terms.
–Steven Erlanger, ‘West’s Bosnia Move May Hurt Kosovo Bid,’ New York Times, March 7, 1999
I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names.
—-Ralph Waldo Emerson, ‘Self-Reliance'”

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