Definition of Succumb

1. Verb. Consent reluctantly.

Exact synonyms: Buckle Under, Give In, Knuckle Under, Yield
Generic synonyms: Accept, Consent, Go For
Specialized synonyms: Accede, Bow, Defer, Give In, Submit
Derivative terms: Yielding



2. Verb. Be fatally overwhelmed.

Definition of Succumb

1. v. t. To yield; to submit; to give up unresistingly; as, to succumb under calamities; to succumb to disease.

Definition of Succumb

1. Verb. (intransitive) To yield to an overpowering force or overwhelming desire. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To give up, or give in. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To die. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Succumb

1. to yield to superior force [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Succumb

succubas
succubi
succubine
succubous
succubuses
succubuslike
succulence
succulences
succulencies
succulency
succulent
succulently
succulents
succulous
succumb (current term)
succumbed
succumbest
succumbeth
succumbing
succumbs
succursal
succus
succuss
succussation
succussations
succussed
succusses
succussing
succussion

Literary usage of Succumb

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1. The Literary History of the American Revolution, 1763-1783 by Moses Coit Tyler (1897)
"... a change in the process of governmental discipline of the colonies—Expectation that the colonies would succumb to the pressure thus laid upon them. II. ..."

2. The Daring Adventures of Kit Carson and Fremont, Among Buffaloes, Grizzlies by John Charles Frémont (1888)
"The strongest of the horses, without baggage, could just reach the top of the first ascent; weaker horses had to succumb. Two Indians, not seen before hero, ..."

3. Life of Lieutenant-General Nathan Bedford Forrest by John Allan Wyeth (1908)
"... Bloody Pursuit—Three of the Federals succumb to the Prowess of Forrest—The Gallant Starnes First Under Fire—Kelley's Description of Forrest in Battle. ..."

4. Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest by John Allan Wyeth (1899)
"... Bloody Pursuit—Three of the Federals succumb to the Prowess of Forrest—The Gallant Starnes First Under Fire—Kelley's Description of Forrest in Battle. ..."

5. History of the Grange Movement: Or, The Farmer's War Against Monopolies by James Dabney McCabe (1874)
"... the New York Stock Market—A Railroad the first to succumb—The Money Market on the 17th of September—Scene in the Stock Exchange—The Panic begins—Failure ..."

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