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succumb

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of succumb

  1. 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> Synonyms blink, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, yield, surrenderRelated Words acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms resist

  2. 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, yield, surrenderRelated Words cater (to), gratify, indulge, wallow; acquiesce (to), concede (to); buckle (under), knuckle under; give over (to)Near Antonyms battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, fight, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstand; reject; bridle, check, constrain, curb, inhibit, restrain, stifleAntonyms hold off, resist

  3. 3 to stop living <the patient lay so still and pale that everyone thought he had succumbed, and then he opened his eyes> Synonyms check out, conk (out), croak [slang], decease, demise, depart, drop, end, exit, expire, fall, flatline, go, kick in [slang], kick off [slang], pass (on), pass away, part, peg out [chiefly British], perish, pop off, step out, dieRelated Words predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, failNear Antonyms come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thriveAntonyms breathe, live

  4. 4 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces <the doctor worked tirelessly until finally he, too, succumbed to the fever> Synonyms capitulate, give up, knuckle under, submit, fall, surrenderRelated Words bow, buckle, cave (in), collapse, give (in); hand over, relinquish; lose; concede, fail, foldNear Antonyms buck, defy, fight, oppose, repel, resist, withstand; beat, overcome, win; conquer, prevail, triumphAntonyms endure, stand




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