Student Thesaurus

One entry found for succumb.
Entry Word: succumb
Function: verb
Text: 1 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) <Mom finally succumbed and let us go to the movies> -- see YIELD 3
2 to give up and cease resistance (as to a liking, temptation, or habit) <refused to succumb to her fears and defiantly walked through the dark cemetery> -- see YIELD 1
3 to stop living <the patient lay so still and pale that everyone thought he had succumbed, and then he opened his eyes> -- see DIE 1
4 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces <the doctor worked tirelessly until finally he, too, succumbed to the fever> -- see FALL 2