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Definitions for succumb
səˈkʌmsuc·cumb

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    consent reluctantly

  2. succumb, yield(verb)

    be fatally overwhelmed

Wiktionary

  1. succumb(Verb)

    To yield to an overpowering force or overwhelming desire.

    Etymology: From succomber, from succumbere.

  2. succumb(Verb)

    To give up, or give in.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. succumbere; sub under + cumbere (in comp.), akin to cubare to lie down. See Incumbent, Cubit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Succumb

    suk-kum′, v.i. to lie down under: to sink under: to yield, to submit, to die. [L. sub, under, cumbĕre, to lie down.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of succumb in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of succumb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of succumb in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    Donald Trump is a combination of Ross Perot and Howard Stern. And a Howard Stern doesn't succumb to controversy ; he thrives in it.

  2. Paul Kagame:

    There is no way to fully comprehend the loneliness and anger of survivors and yet over and over again we have asked them to make the sacrifices necessary to give our nation new life. Emotions had to be put in a box, we are far better Rwandans than we were. But we can be even better still. We are the last people in the world who should succumb to complacency.

  3. Sun-Tzu:

    If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

  4. Herbert Fenstermeim:

    The question is not whether you're frightened or not, but whether you or the fear is in control. If you say, 'I won't be frightened,' and then you experience fear, most likely you'll succumb to it, because you're paying attention to it. The correct thing to tell yourself is, 'If I do get frightened, I will stay in command.'

  5. Harriet Martineau:

    Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.

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