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English verb: succumb

1. succumb (communication) consent reluctantly

Synonymsbuckle under, give in, knuckle under, yield

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)accept, consent, go for

Narrower (hyponym)accede, bow, defer, give in, submit

2. succumb (stative) be fatally overwhelmed


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it

Antonymsmake it, pull round, pull through, survive, come through

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