To succumb to persuasion.
Half the population of the town succumbed to the plague.
An example of succumb is someone handing over their property to the government after a long court battle.
Origin of succumb
- Middle English succomben to bring down from Old French succomber from Latin succumbere to lie under, yield sub- sub- -cumbere to lie down (as in accumbere to lie down)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French succomber, from Latin succumbere, present active infinitive of succumbō.