Thesaurus

succumbing

verb , present participle of succumb

Synonyms and Antonyms of succumbing

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 succumbing
Words Related to succumbing
Phrases Synonymous with succumbing
Near Antonyms of succumbing
Antonyms of succumbing
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 succumbing
Words Related to succumbing
Near Antonyms of succumbing
Antonyms of succumbing
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 succumbing
Words Related to succumbing
Phrases Synonymous with succumbing
Near Antonyms of succumbing
Antonyms of succumbing
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 succumbing
Words Related to succumbing
Near Antonyms of succumbing
Antonyms of succumbing


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up succumbing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a bell tower

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!