Waive (v.): to refrain from enforcing or to surrender.

Synonyms: abandon,  renounce

Example Sentence: The captain decided to waive his army and accept the opponent’s rule.


Capitulate (v.): to cease to resist an opponent or an unwelcome demand; surrender.

Synonyms: surrender, yield

Example Sentence: Because England capitulated to the rebels in America, the Colonies were able to become the United States.


Cede (v.): to give control to another person or group.

Synonyms: surrender, hand over

Example Sentence: Some parts of Iraq refuse to cede control to the Islamic State.