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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  2.  To  give  up  possession  of  to  yield;  to  resign;  as  to 
  surrender  a  right  privilege,  or  advantage. 
  To  surrender  up  that  right  which  otherwise  their 
  founders  might  have  in  them  --Hooker. 
  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. 
  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. 

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