Word of the Day: Succumb

/səˈkəm/, intransitive verb (usually followed by to): 1. give way; to be overcome (by a negative force) “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.” Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929 – 1968. “May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.” Marianne Williamson, 1952 – 2. be overcome by disease, injury or death “If the error is thrust deeply enough into the soul, man cannot but succumb to it.” Simone Weil, 1909 -1943.