To give back; render again; restore.To give; offer; render.To yield to the power or possession of another; give or deliver up possession of upon compulsion or demand: as, to surrender a fort or a ship.To yield or resign in favor of another; cease to hold or claim; relinquish; resign: as, to surrender a privilege; to surrender an office.In law, to make surrender of. See surrender, n., 3.To yield or give up to any influence, passion, or power: with a reflexive pronoun: as, to surrender one's self to indolence.To yield; give up one's self into the power of another: as, the enemy surrendered at the first summons.n. The act of surrendering; the act of yielding or resigning the possession of something into the power of another; a yielding or giving up: as, the surrender of a city; the surrender of a claim.n. In insurance, the abandonment of an assurance policy by the party assured on receiving a part of the premiums paid.n. In law: The yielding up of an estate for life, or for years, to him who has the immediate estate in reversion or remainder.n. The giving up of a principal into lawful custody by his bail.n. The delivering up of fugitives from justice by a foreign state; extradition.n. In the former English bankruptcy acts, the due appearance before the commissioners of one whom they had declared a bankrupt, in order that he might conform to the law and submit to examination if necessary.