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What is another word for backing down?

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To be surrendering or yielding to someone or something
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“The Lord Advocate was clearly very unhappy that the Crown was being forced to back down against such a high-profile litigant as Argyll.”
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Present participle for to recant or reverse one's prior position or opinion
“He won't back down from his opinion that there was a risk of contamination at the lab.”
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Present participle for to retreat, typically from a dangerous situation or adversary
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“Victor is forced back down away from the driver's side door and takes cover in front of the van as glass and metal shower the area around him.”
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Present participle for to break one's agreement or promise
“But even with her future hanging in the balance, she couldn't back down from her promise to Azeez.”
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(of a game or contest) Present participle for to fail to win
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Present participle for to take back or renege on an initial statement or stance
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Present participle for to fail to do something because of cowardice
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Present participle for to fail to perform a promised or planned action due to lack of courage
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Present participle for to renege or change one's mind on a position, agreement or promise
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(accede to) Present participle for to agree to a demand, request, or treaty
Noun
A surrender symbol representing capitulation, retreat, and submission
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