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Definition of Succumb


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

Succumb Quotations

I belong to a nation which over the past centuries has experienced many hardships and reverses. The world reacted with silence or with mere sympathy when Polish frontiers were crossed by invading armies and the sovereign state had to succumb to brutal force.
Lech Walesa

In a way, fraud in business is no different from infidelity in marriage or plagiarism in scholarly work. Even people committed to high moral standards succumb.
Miroslav Volf

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The minute you succumb to outside pressure, you cease to be creative.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

For whatever reason, I didn't succumb to the stereotype that science wasn't for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counselor who told me that science was for boys. A lot of my friends did.
Sally Ride
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Succumb Translations

succumb in Dutch is bezwijken
succumb in French is affaisser
succumb in German is erliegen
succumb in Italian is soccombere
succumb in Spanish is sucumbir
succumb in Swedish is duka under, digna
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