Definitions for succumbsəˈkʌm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to give way to superior force; yield.

  2. to yield to disease, wounds, old age, etc.; die.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of succumb:

1480–90; < L succumbere=suc-suc - +-cumbere, transit. der. of cubāre to lie, recline; cf. incumbent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yield, give in, succumb, knuckle under, buckle under(verb)

    consent reluctantly

  2. succumb, yield(verb)

    be fatally overwhelmed


  1. succumb(Verb)

    To yield to an overpowering force or overwhelming desire.

  2. succumb(Verb)

    To give up, or give in.

  3. Origin: From succomber, from succumbere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Succumb(verb)

    to yield; to submit; to give up unresistingly; as, to succumb under calamities; to succumb to disease

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to yield

She succumbed to temptation and ate the chocolate.

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