Definition of


  1. (verb, communication) consent reluctantly
  2. (verb, stative) be fatally overwhelmed

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Synonyms of Succumb

buckle under, give in, knuckle under, yield

Antonyms of Succumb


Origin of the word Succumb

  1. c.1489, from M.Fr. succomber, from L. succumbere "submit, sink down, lie under," from sub "down" + -cumbere "take a reclining position," related to cubare "lie down" (see cubicle). Originally transitive; sense of "sink under pressure" is first recorded 1604. more

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