give in

verb

gave in; given in; giving in; gives in

transitive verb

: deliver, submit
gave in his resignation

intransitive verb

: to yield under insistence or entreaty : surrender

Example Sentences

give in and have some chocolate after withstanding hours of begging, their father finally gave in and let them go to the amusement park
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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of give in was in 1602

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“Give in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20in. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

give in

verb

: to yield to demands or pleading
gave in to the children's cries for a treat

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