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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 of succumb blink, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, yield, surrenderWords Related to succumb acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms of succumb contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms of succumb 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 of succumb bow, cave (in), give in, submit, yield, surrenderWords Related to succumb cater (to), gratify, indulge, wallow; acquiesce (to), concede (to); buckle (under), knuckle under; give over (to)Near Antonyms of succumb battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, fight, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstand; reject; bridle, check, constrain, curb, inhibit, restrain, stifleAntonyms of succumb 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 of succumb 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, dieWords Related to succumb predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, failNear Antonyms of succumb come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thriveAntonyms of succumb 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 of succumb capitulate, give up, knuckle under, submit, fall, surrenderWords Related to succumb bow, buckle, cave (in), collapse, give (in); hand over, relinquish; lose; concede, fail, foldNear Antonyms of succumb buck, defy, fight, oppose, repel, resist, withstand; beat, overcome, win; conquer, prevail, triumphAntonyms of succumb endure, stand

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