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knuckle under

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of knuckle under

  1. 1 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) encouraged her to stand firm and not knuckle under to political pressure Synonyms of knuckle under blink, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, yield, quit, relent, submit, succumb, surrenderWords Related to knuckle under acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms of knuckle under contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms of knuckle under resist

  2. 2 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces the remote outpost was overrun and forced to knuckle under Synonyms of knuckle under capitulate, give up, fall, submit, succumb, surrenderWords Related to knuckle under bow, buckle, cave (in), collapse, give (in); hand over, relinquish; lose; concede, fail, foldNear Antonyms of knuckle under buck, defy, fight, oppose, repel, resist, withstand; beat, overcome, win; conquer, prevail, triumphAntonyms of knuckle under endure, stand


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