- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||succumbed, succumbing, succumbs
||to give in or give way to a fatal illness, superior force, overwhelming desire, or the like; yield.
His sister succumbed to diphtheria that winter.They could hold off the enemy no longer and were forced to succumb.He tried to resist the desserts, but after seeing the tray he succumbed to temptation.
- give way, surrender, yield
- endure, resist, triumph
- similar words:
- acquiesce, bend, capitulate, give, go down, submit, withdraw
||bend, capitulate, collapse, crack, die, fall, pass, stoop, submit