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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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 But Qiqige, the mother of two in Xilinhot, has vowed to continue to protest against the policy until authorities give in. Nectar Gan, CNN, "How China's new language policy sparked rare backlash in Inner Mongolia," 5 Sep. 2020 According to a current Administration official, Trump has urged Putin to free the three Americans but has not expressed any willingness to give in to Russia’s demands for the release of either Yaroshenko or Bout. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, "The American Prisoner in Russia Trapped Between Putin and Trump," 4 Sep. 2020 With two scholarships left to give in 2021, Louisville basketball is well on its way to solidifying a class ranked third in the ACC for now by 247Sports. Shannon Russell, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville basketball recruiting Big Board: The Cardinals have 2 scholarships left in 2021," 2 Sep. 2020 Anything less, the Friedman-ite imperative supposedly insists, is to give in to Bolshevism. Richard Morrison, National Review, "Let a Thousand ESG Certifiers Bloom," 1 Sep. 2020 Democrats and Republicans left for August recess unable to agree on how much unemployment money to give in the next stimulus bill, with Republicans maintaining that $600 was unfeasible and unnecessary. Whizy Kim, refinery29.com, "What It’s Like To Lose $600: Real Stories From People Surviving On Unemployment," 1 Sep. 2020 But then politics are forgotten as human beings give in to rage. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Column: The political utility of violence: BLM and what happened at Ronald McDonald House in Chicago," 15 Aug. 2020 Tamiya Troy, president of the Black Student Movement, predicted that outbreaks will occur as students give in to the urge to party and socialize. Nick Anderson, Washington Post, "UNC-Chapel Hill launches in person despite coronavirus crisis," 11 Aug. 2020 Try not to give in to peer pressure to make a purchase that doesn't fit your needs. oregonlive, "Horoscope for June 13, 2020: Happy birthday Ally Sheedy; Libra, dig deeper," 13 June 2020

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First Known Use of give in

1602, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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13 Sep 2020

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“Give in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20in. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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