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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Synonyms & Antonyms for give in

Synonyms

bow, cave (in), submit, succumb, surrender, yield

Antonyms

hold off, resist

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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

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The company holds a month of giving in March; this year, the Houston franchisees raised more than $50,000 for the Houston Food Bank. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Jersey Mike’s expanding in Houston," 3 May 2018 Trump finally gave in, but only after Mitch promised to support his plan to declare a state of emergency to get the money for that damnable border wall. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: A Whopper-Filled Press Conference," 17 Feb. 2019 Therefore, parents are more likely to ignore bad behavior, and to 'give in' against their better judgment when their child gets upset. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Five Types of Parenting Styles, Explained — And How They Affect Kids, According to Experts," 1 Apr. 2019 The partial federal shutdown ended Friday when Trump gave in to mounting pressure, retreating from his demand that Congress commit to the border wall funding before federal agencies could resume work. Deb Riechmann, The Seattle Times, "Trump doubts negotiators will strike budget deal he’d accept," 28 Jan. 2019 Other letters, however, give indications that some people had given up hope that the King would give in to the colonists’ requests. Ciara Nugent, Time, "What British People in 1776 Really Thought of American Independence," 3 July 2018 To each thing, its own space, as might be given in an art gallery setting. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "How to Buy, and Style, a Vintage Moroccan Rug," 22 June 2018 The tax law lowered corporate tax rates starting this year, which could have spurred a robust 8 percent increase in U.S. corporate giving in 2017. Kathleen Pender, San Francisco Chronicle, "Charitable giving topped $400 billion for first time in 2017," 12 June 2018 Rhodes drafted a speech for Obama to give in Cairo in June of 2009, outlining the difficulties with the Muslim world and promising a new start. George Packer, The New Yorker, "Witnessing the Obama Presidency, from Start to Finish," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of give in

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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