Use the verb succumb to say that someone yields to something they've tried to fight off, such as despair, temptation, disease or injury.
If you succumb to cancer, it means you die of it. From this sentence you can see that this verb is usually followed by the preposition to. The Latin root is succumbere, from the prefix sub- "under" plus -cumbere "to lie down."
v be fatally overwhelmed
come through, make it, pull round, pull through, survive
continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)