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

    consent reluctantly

    defer, render, ease up, grant, give way, pay, accede, relent, give, afford, knuckle under, give in, cede, concede, soften, move over, generate, return, buckle under, bow, yield, bear, submit

    come through, pull round, survive, make it, pull through

  2. succumb, yield(verb)

    be fatally overwhelmed

    ease up, grant, give way, pay, bear, relent, give, buckle under, afford, knuckle under, give in, concede, soften, move over, generate, cede, return, yield, render

    survive, come through, pull through, pull round, make it

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. succumb

    surrender, comply, submit, acquiesce, yield, sink, resign

    resist, rise, contend, battle, fight, surmount

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. succumb(v. n.)

    yield, submit, surrender, capitulate, give in, give way

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  1. 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.

  2. Sinclair B. Ferguson (1948- ):

    For worship is, essentially, the reverse of sin. Sin began (and begins) when we succumb to the temptation, "You shall be as gods." We make ourselves the center of the universe and dethrone God. By contrast, worship is giving God his true worth; it is acknowledging Him to be the Lord of all things, and the Lord of everything in our lives. He is, indeed, the Most High God!”

  3. Ben Carson:

    If we are to defeat our Democratic opponent in the general election this November, we must reach an agreement together with each other that we will not succumb to the media's desire for a fight on the stage in Detroit.

  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. Yang Moo-jin:

    The firing is a warning to the U.S. that if the U.S. keeps pressure and sanctions, the North will launch more powerful missiles, north Korea also wanted to show to its people that it will not succumb to the U.S. pressure during talks.

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