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 Not wanting to have kids is just a lifestyle of passively giving in to society’s pressures. Kyle Smith, National Review, "China’s Holocaust of Children," 13 Nov. 2019 Sladek, 40, campaigned on the promise of not giving in to developers’ requests to build more homes and apartments that Oviedo’s current land development regulations currently allow. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, "Megan Sladek wins mayor’s seat in Oviedo election," 6 Nov. 2019 However, Van Susteren cautions against giving in to despair and doing nothing. NBC News, "Climate change is causing 'eco-anxiety' ― here's what we can do," 29 Oct. 2019 Under city law, campaign donors are barred from giving in the name of someone else, a practice that can be used to sidestep limits on how much each person can contribute. Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, "Real estate company faces $71,000 fine over L.A. campaign donations," 18 Oct. 2019 Monty, being Monty, punches Winston in the face, before giving in to the urge to grab Winston’s face and kiss him. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: 13 Reasons Why Season 3 Recap," 24 Aug. 2019 There is too much that can kill you — too much that seems almost to be trying to kill you — to give in to sentiment. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "How NASA's Chris Kraft Conducted the Symphony That Put Men on the Moon," 23 July 2019 But giving in to patients’ demands is exactly what most medical professionals do when faced with ROGD. Abigail Shrier, WSJ, "When Your Daughter Defies Biology," 6 Jan. 2019 But many activists capitulated and gave in to the demands of the new sport political elite for international participation under new unified sports federations. Francois Cleophas, Quartz Africa, "The Rugby World Cup is reminding South Africans that sport, like society, is still divided," 20 Oct. 2019

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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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7 Dec 2019

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“Give in.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20in. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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