succumb


succumb

verb

Definition of SUCCUMB

1
to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) <he finally succumbed and let his wife get rid of his dilapidated easy chair>
Related Words acquiesce; defer
Antonyms resist
2
to give up and cease resistance (as to a liking, temptation, or habit) <refused to succumb to her fears and defiantly walked through the dark cemetery>
Synonyms bow, cave (in), give in, submit, succumb, surrender
Related Words cater (to), gratify, indulge, wallow; acquiesce (to), concede (to); buckle (under), knuckle under; give over (to)
Antonyms hold off, resist
3
to stop living <the patient lay so still and pale that everyone thought he had succumbed, and then he opened his eyes>
Antonyms breathe, live
4
to yield to the control or power of enemy forces <the doctor worked tirelessly until finally he, too, succumbed to the fever>
Related Words bow, buckle, cave (in), collapse, give (in); hand over, relinquish; lose; concede, fail, fold
Antonyms endure, stand

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