Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Word of the Day: Capitulate


Pronunciation: \kə-ˈpi-chə-ˌlāt\

Inflected Form(s): capitulated; capitulating

Etymology: Medieval Latin capitulatus, past participle of capitulare to distinguish by heads or chapters, from Late Latin capitulum

Date: 1596
Definition: 1: archaic; parley, negotiate 2a: to surrender often after negotiation of terms 2b: to cease resisting (acquiesce)

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