give in

verb
gave in; given in; giving in; gives in

Definition of give in

transitive verb

: deliver, submit gave in his resignation

intransitive verb

: to yield under insistence or entreaty : surrender

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Examples of give in in a Sentence

give in and have some chocolate after withstanding hours of begging, their father finally gave in and let them go to the amusement park
Recent Examples on the Web The bridge was included in the 1985 version of Mission Valley’s community plan, evaluated in other development-specific planning efforts and assumed as a given in Sudberry Properties’ 2008 study of its expansive Civita project. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, "SDSU Mission Valley and the road to nowhere," 12 Sep. 2019 But though subsequently traduced as extreme, Friedman’s position had a fair amount of give in it. The Economist, "Big business is beginning to accept broader social responsibilities," 22 Aug. 2019 This would encourage people to pace their giving in a way that makes donations more predictable for charities. Alyssa A. Dirusso, The Conversation, "Budgeting for charity: A new way for the government to encourage giving," 30 July 2019 The $310,000 in donations to Cincinnati-area churches represented 22% of the foundation's giving in 2017. Sharon Coolidge And Dan Horn, Cincinnati.com, "Foundation led by Councilman Jeff Pastor gave Cincinnati churches $310K in election year," 26 June 2019 King, who was at the time the defending champion, had threatened to boycott the tournament if the prize values for the women's competitors weren't equal to the mens and the organizers ultimately gave in. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "How the U.S. Open Changed the History of Tennis," 1 Sep. 2019 Federal elections due in October make a speedy resolution less likely: no party wants to be seen as giving in to the EU. The Economist, "Swiss stocks are collateral damage in a worsening trade row," 5 July 2019 While some were understanding of the 47-year-old dad trying to pawn off the project, others thought his post wasn't so humorous and criticized him for not giving in to his daughter's request. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson avoids putting together his daughter's Barbie house and we get it," 18 June 2019 The key concession had been made and the U.S. soon responded by giving in to some of Canada’s key demands. Santiago Pérez, WSJ, "In Nafta Rewrite, Canada Took Cue From Mexico: Make a Big Concession," 29 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of give in

1602, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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26 Oct 2019

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The first known use of give in was in 1602

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