The word “capitulate” means to surrender or give in to an opponent or demand, often after a struggle or resistance. It implies yielding or submitting to an authority or force.

Interesting fact: The word “capitulate” comes from the Latin word “capitulum,” which means “chapter” or “heading.” In ancient Rome, when an army surrendered, they would gather under a “capitulum” or a small tent where the terms of surrender were negotiated. Over time, the term “capitulate” came to represent the act of surrendering or yielding.