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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Jay Cradeur takes pride in his 4.9 driver rating on Uber Technologies Inc.’s five-star scale and the almost 19,000 rides he’s given in the capital of ride sharing, San Francisco. Bloomberg, Fortune, "Rolling Background Checks at Work Are Becoming a Thing," 11 July 2018 According to SB Nation, the video was spliced together from a European Union speech Obama gave in 2014. Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "Washington State Football Coach Tweets Fake Obama Video and Then Proves His Ignorance by Arguing About It," 18 June 2018 But the workers wouldn’t give in, so the woman started to get more and more aggressive, video shows. Jared Gilmour, star-telegram, "She stole a Texas motel’s cash register. A large piece of wood was her weapon, video shows," 14 June 2018 Arizona colleges can't give in-state tuition to 'dreamers', the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday. azcentral, "AZ Memo: What's next for 'dreamers'; parents losing custody of transgender kids; Southwest Airlines named best in U.S.," 10 Apr. 2018 During a press conference, park police chief Jason Ohotto said the actions of the police officers at the scene were a result of the information given in the 911 call that indicated danger, according to KARE, an NBC affiliate. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "Viral Video Shows Black Boys Detained at a Park in Minnesota After 911 Caller Claimed They Had Weapons," 13 July 2018 The controversy focuses on a deposition given in May by Deputy Samuel Aldama, one of the deputies involved in the 2016 shooting who at the time was assigned to the Compton station. Joel Rubin,, "After decades of problems, new allegations surface of a secret clique within L.A. County Sheriff's Department," 10 July 2018 The current recommended cure — an injection of a drug called ceftriaxone, given in combination with a second antibiotic, azithromycin — is the last good option to treat this infection, and there are already signs that its days may be numbered. Helen Branswell, STAT, "A case study in the fast-rising threat of antibiotic resistance," 6 July 2018 San Diego County students are among recipients of the 2018 California State FFA Degree, given in recognition of years of academic and professional excellence by the California FFA Organization. Laura Groch,, "County high schoolers earn California State FFA Degree awards," 6 July 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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