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A surrender often signaled the end of hostilities in a military conflict. It might offer a final option when a defending force was completely surrounded, its industrial and production capabilities destroyed, and severely depleted manpower in which further fighting would only prolong the inevitable. It was also used for an individual who handed themselves over to authorities.
In 2285, Commander Uhura hailed the heavily damaged USS Reliant and under orders from Admiral James T. Kirk, told Khan Noonien Singh to surrender and prepare to be boarded. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
In 2293, Captain James T. Kirk told Commander Uhura to signal a surrender to Kronos One from the Enterprise-A crew when Kronos One powered up their weapons to attack the Enterprise after the assassination of Chancellor Gorkon. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
In 2366, while imprisoned by an unknown species with Jean-Luc Picard, Mitena Haro, and Kova Tholl, Esoqq told Tholl, a Mizarian, that all names of people of his species meant surrender, since their homeworld, Mizar II had been conquered six times as the Mizarians offered no resistance to the takeover of their world. (TNG: "Allegiance")
In 2367, Chief Miles O'Brien convinced his former commanding officer, Captain Benjamin Maxwell to drop the shields of his starship, the USS Phoenix and to surrender himself to the Enterprise-D. (TNG: "The Wounded")
In 2369, Commander Benjamin Sisko, while on board the USS Ganges, ordered Tahna Los to surrender himself and the runabout he commandeered, the USS Yangtzee Kiang, after he attempted to destroy the opening to the Bajoran wormhole with bilitrium explosives. (DS9: "Past Prologue")
In 2370, Odo told Kira Nerys that she was surrendering after she voluntarily gave up her position as liaison officer to Li Nalas at the request of the Bajoran Provisional Government. (DS9: "The Circle")
In 2374, a group of genetically-engineered Humans, Jack, Sarina Douglas, Lauren, and Patrick predicted that the United Federation of Planets would lose the Dominion War and the resulting causalities would be nine hundred billion lives. Julian Bashir, genetically engineered himself, recommended their suggestion to Benjamin Sisko that Starfleet surrender to the Dominion. Sisko angrily refused and told Bashir "Surrender is not an option!" (DS9: "Statistical Probabilities", "Inquisition")
According to Weyoun, throughout its ten-thousand-year history the Dominion had never surrendered in battle, much less lost a war. As the Dominion War dragged on, it slowly became the Dominion's remaining option. During the mid-to-late months of 2375, Starfleet, Klingon, and Romulan forces raided deep within Cardassian territory and destroyed Jem'Hadar breeding centers, shipyards, and manufacturing facilities, depriving it of front-line strength. Rather than capitulating, the Dominion leadership decided to make a final stand at Cardassia Prime. Fortunately, Odo was able to convince the Female Changeling to surrender, avoiding unnecessary losses. (DS9: "The Dogs of War", "What You Leave Behind")