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

Meaning of "succumb" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SUCCUMB

From Latin succumbere to be overcome, from sub- + -cumbere from cubāre to lie down.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SUCCUMB

succumb  [səˈkʌm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUCCUMB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Succumb is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb succumb in English.

WHAT DOES SUCCUMB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of succumb in the English dictionary

The definition of succumb in the dictionary is to give way in face of the overwhelming force or desire. Other definition of succumb is to be fatally overwhelmed ; die.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SUCCUMB

PRESENT

Present
I succumb
you succumb
he/she/it succumbs
we succumb
you succumb
they succumb
Present continuous
I am succumbing
you are succumbing
he/she/it is succumbing
we are succumbing
you are succumbing
they are succumbing
Present perfect
I have succumbed
you have succumbed
he/she/it has succumbed
we have succumbed
you have succumbed
they have succumbed
Present perfect continuous
I have been succumbing
you have been succumbing
he/she/it has been succumbing
we have been succumbing
you have been succumbing
they have been succumbing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I succumbed
you succumbed
he/she/it succumbed
we succumbed
you succumbed
they succumbed
Past continuous
I was succumbing
you were succumbing
he/she/it was succumbing
we were succumbing
you were succumbing
they were succumbing
Past perfect
I had succumbed
you had succumbed
he/she/it had succumbed
we had succumbed
you had succumbed
they had succumbed
Past perfect continuous
I had been succumbing
you had been succumbing
he/she/it had been succumbing
we had been succumbing
you had been succumbing
they had been succumbing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will succumb
you will succumb
he/she/it will succumb
we will succumb
you will succumb
they will succumb
Future continuous
I will be succumbing
you will be succumbing
he/she/it will be succumbing
we will be succumbing
you will be succumbing
they will be succumbing
Future perfect
I will have succumbed
you will have succumbed
he/she/it will have succumbed
we will have succumbed
you will have succumbed
they will have succumbed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been succumbing
you will have been succumbing
he/she/it will have been succumbing
we will have been succumbing
you will have been succumbing
they will have been succumbing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would succumb
you would succumb
he/she/it would succumb
we would succumb
you would succumb
they would succumb
Conditional continuous
I would be succumbing
you would be succumbing
he/she/it would be succumbing
we would be succumbing
you would be succumbing
they would be succumbing
Conditional perfect
I would have succumb
you would have succumb
he/she/it would have succumb
we would have succumb
you would have succumb
they would have succumb
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been succumbing
you would have been succumbing
he/she/it would have been succumbing
we would have been succumbing
you would have been succumbing
they would have been succumbing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you succumb
we let´s succumb
you succumb
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to succumb
Past participle
succumbed
Present Participle
succumbing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUCCUMB


become
bɪˈkʌm
come
kʌm
cum
kʌm
downcome
ˈdaʊnˌkʌm
forthcome
fɔːθˈkʌm
income
ˈɪnkʌm
lower-income
ˌləʊəˈɪnkʌm
misbecome
ˌmɪsbɪˈkʌm
newcome
ˈnjuːˌkʌm
offscum
ˈɒfˌskʌm
oncome
ˈɒnˌkʌm
outcome
ˈaʊtˌkʌm
overcome
ˌəʊvəˈkʌm
owrecome
ˈaʊəˌkʌm
scum
skʌm
unovercome
ˌʌnˌəʊvəˈkʌm
upcome
ˈʌpˌkʌm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUCCUMB

succourable
succourer
succourless
succous
succuba
succubi
succubine
succubous
succubus
succulence
succulency
succulent
succulently
succumber
succursal
succus
succuss
succussation
succussion
succussive

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUCCUMB

bedumb
benumb
bethumb
breadcrumb
crumb
deaf-and-dumb
dumb
green thumb
hop-o´-my-thumb
miller´s thumb
Northumb
numb
plumb
replumb
rhumb
rule of thumb
rule-of-thumb
thumb
Tom Thumb
under someone´s thumb

Synonyms and antonyms of succumb in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SUCCUMB»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «succumb» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of succumb

Translation of «succumb» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUCCUMB

Find out the translation of succumb to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of succumb from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «succumb» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 屈服
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sucumbir
570 millions of speakers

English

succumb
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शिकार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخضوع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поддаваться
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sucumbir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মারা যাত্তয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

succomber
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tunduk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sich beugen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

負ける
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

굴복하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Succumb
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nga quỵ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பணிகின்றோமா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शिरच्छेद करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ölmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

soccombere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ulegać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

піддаватися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sucomba
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υποκύψει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

swig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

duka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bukke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of succumb

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUCCUMB»

The term «succumb» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.478 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUCCUMB» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about succumb

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10 QUOTES WITH «SUCCUMB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word succumb.
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Jamie Farr
I do Broadway because I refuse to succumb to the stereotypical things that Hollywood does to a performer.
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Laurie Holden
When forced to survive in an apocalyptic world, there are some characters that embrace their higher selves with some emerging as natural born leaders, and others succumb to their more base and primal selves and basically transform into savages. It's really a fascinating character study in the exploration of the human psyche.
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Robert K. Massie
One of the things that really bothers me is that Americans don't have any sense of history. The majority of Americans don't have any idea of where we've come from, so they naturally succumb to the kind of cliche version that Ronald Reagan represented.
4
J. Irwin Miller
Business chief executive officers and their boards succumb to the pressures of the financial markets and their fears of takeovers and pour out their energies to produce quarterly earnings - at the expense of building their companies for the long term.
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
I felt Nigeria didn't have to succumb to the image of being a corrupt country; we didn't have to let the economy stagnate.
6
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
The minute you succumb to outside pressure, you cease to be creative.
7
Sally Ride
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.
8
Meg Tilly
If they have covered your face with latex, you have to control yourself mentally so you won't think. If you start thinking, you will succumb to panic. I had a bit of a cold, and frankly I didn't have a good time.
9
Simon Van Booy
Every parent, no matter how cultured or sophisticated, will one day succumb to a child's pleas to visit Walt Disney World Resort.
10
Miroslav Volf
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.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUCCUMB»

Discover the use of succumb in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to succumb and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Succumb
Feeling trapped by his family and his suburban lifestyle, Martin meets a seductive woman in a country music bar, and she lures him into a nightmare where pleasure becomes terror. Original.
Ron Dee, 1994
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Discourse and Context in Language Teaching: A Guide for ...
1 In an age when our own species, Homo Sapiens, 2 ponders survival, it seems particularly important 3 to find out what happened to the reptiles that 4 dominated this planet for so long. Did they succumb 5 to a single catastrophe? If so, what?
Marianne Celce-Murcia, Elite Olshtain, 2000
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The Caregiver's Survival Handbook: How to Care for Your ...
Succumb. to. Peer. Pressure. If you must make tough decisions for your parents, do your research, consider your options, trust your instincts, and stick to your choices! Chances are someone will come along who will plant a seed of doubt in  ...
Alexis Abramson, 2004
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The Times I've Known
I answered, “Do you know what succumb means?” “What?” “I said, do you know what succumb means?” I could see he was trying to take this in, as his face showed concern. “I don't understand, what do you mean?” “I said, and I won't say it ...
Leon Delmanehy, 2010
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The Homo Spiritus Sessions, Vol. 2
We're not judging you but we want to help you to see that your soul's perspective is incredibly vast, and in the meantime, you're allowing yourself to live from such a narrow perspective. Do not succumb to the idea that there's only this or that.
Veronica Torres, Eloheim and The Council, 2011
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The institutions of the law of Scotland: deduced from its ...
But if the Exception acknowledge the Lybel, if the Defender succumb in probation thereof,the Pursuer will prevail, though he neither prove the Lybel nor Reply ; 7et the same Term is assigned* for proving both the Exception and Reply: ...
James Dalrymple Stair (Viscount of), 1693
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The Basic Humor Process: A Cognitive-Shift Theory and the ...
How is the expression “perceive an incongruity which is in fact false” to be understood? In decreasing order of plausibility, it might be taken to mean to succumb to the illusion that there is an incongruity though in fact there is none, or, perhaps, ...
Robert L. Latta, 1999
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A Western Approach to Reincarnation and Karma: Selected ...
It is the tendency to succumb to the temptations of the luciferic power on the one hand and of the ahr- imanic power on the other. We already know what it means to succumb to the luciferic power: Everything that works in us as desire, ...
Rudolf Steiner, René M. Querido, 1997
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Thus Spake Zarathustra (查拉圖斯特拉如是說):
for he is willing to succumb. I love himwho scattereth golden words in advance of his deeds, and always doeth more than he promiseth: forhe seeketh his own down–going. I love him who justifieth the future ones, and redeemeth thepast ones: ...
Friedrich Nietzsche, 2011
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Opera Libretto
I succumb to fate. Filled with remorse and horror, I invoke death, in order To conceal my shame ! If he succumb to fate, What suffering, what horror ! Ah ! death would be a blessing To terminate my woes. - I succumb to fate, And succumb to my ...
‎1863

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUCCUMB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term succumb is used in the context of the following news items.
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27000 kids in MP succumb to diarrhoea every year: NHM
A top National Health Mission (NHM) official said here on Monday that nearly 27,000 children succumb to diarrhoea every year in Madhya Pradesh due to lack ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
2
Stocks to 'succumb' to this theory: Technician
Stocks extended losses Monday as a massive selloff in China's Shanghai Composite rattled equities around the world, and if one classic technical indicator is ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
3
100 years ago: Plants succumb to blight during the long drought
100 years ago: Plants succumb to blight during the long drought ... The cherries succumbed to a yellowish green marauder, and they, too, have knots now ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Four wide receivers who could succumb to the sophomore slump in …
The NFL is a pass-heavy league in which more and more attempts have been made since the 2008 season. Passes Attempted per NFL Team Game. Created ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
5
Pakistanis succumb to spin on first day of tour game
Spin was the Pakistanis undoing, as they were bowled out for 247 on day one of the three-day warm up against the Sri Lanka Board President's XI at Colts ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jun 15»
6
Greece and creditors still at odds as country slides towards abyss
However, Greek ministers vowed that the country would not "succumb to blackmail" in ... "We will not accept ultimatums nor succumb to blackmail," he tweeted. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
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Pope: help the Church not to succumb to profiteering
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis says an authentic faith is open to others and forgives and urges God to help Christians and the Church not to succumb to a selfish, ... «Vatican Radio, May 15»
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Bill aims to punish Pa. schools that 'succumb to political pressure to …
Rep. Steven Santarsiero, D-Bucks, wants to protect Pennsylvania's investments in Israel. So much so that he wants to barring state funds from going to any ... «PennLive.com, May 15»
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Tiger, Phil Succumb to TPC Sawgrass' Treachery; 18th and 17th …
North winds blew in unfriendly gusts at TPC Sawgrass during the first round of The Players Championship, dashing many hopes for good scores. The 17th and ... «Bleacher Report, May 15»
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Editorial, May 6, 2015: Don't succumb to anti-vaccine hysteria
For those of us who worry about the coercive power of big government, the issue of personal belief exemptions and vaccinations can be turned into something ... «Monterey County Herald, May 15»

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