succumb to

succumb to something

to yield to something, especially a temptation, fatal disease, a human weakness, etc. He finally succumbed to his pneumonia. She did not succumb to the disease until she was very old.
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KARACHI -- Inspector General of Police-Sindh, AD Khowaja has urged the police department officials and staff neither to compromise their professional obligations nor succumb to any unauthorized pressure.
However, to succumb to this thinking is to succumb to the same exact mindset that continues to drive extrajudicial killings in this country, whether the victim is a journalist or activist, farmer or priest, lumad or judge, or one perceived to be a threat to the status quo, or-a 'subhuman' or 'collateral damage' in the war on drugs.
President of the Judicial Council Branko Ushkovski Thursday stressed that he will fight for the honor of this institution, for the authority and rights of the judges and that the Council won't succumb to political influence.
However, injured Maqsood could not succumb to the injuries.
Euro Could Succumb to ECBEoe1/4aos Neutral Stance, Weak Data Japanese Yen Volatility Likely on Currency Intervention.
Why do some officers succumb to life-threatening habits, such as the lack of physical activity and exercise, smoking and excessive drinking habits, and depression, that increase the risk of obesity?
Where along the 30-mile stretch of river from Griffith Park to Long Beach did Earl succumb to the relentless power of the torrent?
Also, young people, unfamiliar with danger, often discount the likelihood that they will succumb to illness or injury.
Physicians can attest that many patients eventually succumb to cancer long after seemingly successful treatment.
Many persons who abuse substances or who succumb to disabling illness or injury and who therefore indulge in self-destructive behavior, see the future as having only devastation and calamity.
FAISALABAD -- Former Information Minister and senior PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said that his party would never succumb to the hooliganism of ruling PML-N.
By Dhaka, September 08, 2011 (Frontier Star): India will "never succumb to the pressure of terrorism", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Wednesday after a bomb blast at the Delhi High Court left 10 people dead.
Summary: US Dollar Could Succumb to Weak Fundamental Forces This Week Euro On Edge As Eastern European Countries Threaten Renewed Crisis Japanese YenEoe1/4aos Safe Haven.
His thirst for power made him succumb to the Dark Side to become the evil Lord Voldemort and amass a legion of followers.