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

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for give in

Synonyms

Antonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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 But it’s not just the outfits that cause jaws to drop; the gala has produced some pretty unforgettable hair and makeup looks as attendees fully give in to the fantasy for one night. Glamour, 10 Sep. 2021 All of these decisions carry real consequences, but at the same time history isn’t just a bunch of random flukes—there are patterns, there are best practices, there are better and worse instincts to give in to. David Klion, The New Republic, 20 Aug. 2021 During a time when many of us are hesitant to give in to our wanderlust and jet off to far-flung locales, each piece feels like an ode to the memories of past trips and a prelude to ones still to come. Roxanne Fequiere, Vogue, 20 Aug. 2021 Kyrie Irving, Durant said Green was the most likely to give in to a temper tantrum. Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Aug. 2021 In your family’s case, your mother’s choice to give in to your sister’s control over who visits her own household speaks volumes. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 6 Aug. 2021 In your family’s case, your mother’s choice to give in to your sister’s control over who visits her own household speaks volumes. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, 6 Aug. 2021 In your family’s case, your mother’s choice to give in to your sister’s control over who visits her own household speaks volumes. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 6 Aug. 2021 Adak and Shemya in the Aleutians are two of the last places in Alaska to give in, with their average temperatures not dropping until late August and early September. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 10 July 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'give in.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of give in

1602, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About give in

Time Traveler for give in

Time Traveler

The first known use of give in was in 1602

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near give in

give/grant/do interviews

give in

give it a go

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for give in

Last Updated

14 Sep 2021

Cite this Entry

“Give in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20in. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on give in

Nglish: Translation of give in for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of give in for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!