give 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


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


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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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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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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