Surrender vs Nab - What's the difference?

surrender | nab |


As a verb surrender

is to give up into the power, control, or possession of another; specifically (military) to yield (a town, a fortification, etc) to an enemy.

As a noun surrender

is an act of surrendering, submission into the possession of another; abandonment, resignation.

As an initialism nab is

(banking).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

surrender

English

Alternative forms

* surrendre (archaic)

Verb

(en verb)
  • To give up into the power, control, or possession of another; specifically (military) to yield (a town, a fortification, etc.) to an enemy.
  • (intransitive, or, reflexive) To give oneself up into the power of another, especially as a prisoner; to submit or give in.
  • I surrender !
  • To give up possession of; to yield; to resign.
  • to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage
  • (reflexive) To yield (oneself) to an influence, emotion, passion, etc.
  • ''to surrender oneself to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep
  • To abandon (one's hand of cards) and recover half of the initial bet.
  • Synonyms

    * (l), (l) * wave the white flag

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act of surrendering, submission into the possession of another; abandonment, resignation.
  • The yielding or delivery of a possession in response to a demand.
  • (legal, property law) The yielding of the leasehold estate by the lessee to the landlord, so that the tenancy for years merges in the reversion and no longer exists.
  • Synonyms

    * capitulation

    nab

    English

    Etymology 1

    Verb

    (nabb)
  • To seize, arrest or take into custody a criminal or fugitive
  • To grab or snatch something
  • Synonyms
    * (To arrest a criminal or fugitive) nick, bust
    Derived terms
    * nabber * kidnap

    Etymology 2

    Compare knap, knop, knob.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The summit of an eminence.
  • (Halliwell)
  • The cock of a gunlock.
  • (Knight)
  • (locksmithing) The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.
  • (Knight)