Capitulate x Surrender: Qual a diferença

Avatar do usuário TheBigSpire 1135 1 8 24
Hey folks!

Vocês vêem alguma diferença entre to Capitulate e to Surrender além da formalidade?

Me parece que Capitulate é mais formal. Em dicionários ambas as definições me pareceram muito similares (pra não dizer iguais).

Thanks in advance!
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Avatar do usuário Marcio_Farias 12450 1 22 210
Emprega-se mais "surrender".

Sobre "Thanks in advance", veja o que o manual de estilo E-Strunk e White diz:

Thanking you in advance. This sounds as if the writer meant, “It will not be worth my while to write to you again.” In making your request, write, “Will you please” or “I shall be obliged.” Then, later, if you feel moved to do so, or if the circumstances call for it, write a letter of acknowledgment.
Avatar do usuário Marcos 3355 4 17 72
Hello there, TheBigSpire.

Capitulation (to capitulate): an agreement in time of war for the surrender to a hostile armed force of a particular body of troops, a town or a territory.

It can also be:
to stop fighting an enemy or opponent
to admit that an enemy or opponent has won
to stop trying to fight or resist something
to agree to do or accept something that you have been resisting or opposing

In financial markets "capitulation" describes "giving up" on the market or "surrendering" to bearishness (pessimism) to an extent which involves "panic" selling.

The country still refuses to capitulate despite its weakening army and dwindling resources.
The teacher refused to capitulate: no calculators were to be used during the exam.

To Surrender:

1. To relinquish possession or control of to another because of demand or compulsion.
2. To give up in favor of another.
3. To give up or give back (something that has been granted): surrender a contractual right.
4. To give up or abandon: surrender all hope.
5. To give over or resign (oneself) to something, as to an emotion: surrendered himself to grief.
6. Law To restore (an estate, for example), especially to give up (a lease) before expiration of the term.

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See ya, man!

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