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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Just watching some of the game film, these guys gave in at times and played soft at times. Dan Greene,, "Dan Hurley on His Plan to Rebuild UConn, Learning From Auriemma and Calhoun and More," 20 June 2018 Larionov gave in to his daughters and drove them to the pool. Keith Gave, Detroit Free Press, "Limousine crash ended Detroit Red Wings' summer of joy after just 6 days," 13 June 2018 The award was given in recognition of Milan's 45 years in scouting and for his service to the local troop. Carol Cormaci,, "La Cañada History: Startled by blast from another motorist’s car horn, woman drives into La Cañada toy store," 14 May 2018 Dejean didn't give in and forced a pop-out on the next batter and Belle Chasse was able to get the runner out at third who drifted too much off the bag looking to score. Hank Brady,, "Benton 9, Belle Chasse 8 (Game 2): Garrett Hable's late game hit eliminates Cardinals in epic 15-inning battle," 28 Apr. 2018 Masha has given in to her suitor’s siege, and is married with kids. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "The First Great Film Adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull," 24 Apr. 2018 Kucinich's speech was given in London and paid for by the Association for Investment in Popular Action Committees in Cerrito, California. Jessie Balmert,, "Democrat Dennis Kucinich got $20K to speak in 2017 to pro-Syrian group," 17 Apr. 2018 Uber already gave in to mounting political pressure to allow riders, drivers and employees to take such matters to court. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Google’s giant employee walkouts are one of the strongest showings of tech worker activism yet," 1 Nov. 2018 So, even the biggest firms have given in to pressure to modernize their wealth-management operations with lower-cost options in order to be more competitive. Lisa Beilfuss, WSJ, "The Price of Financial Advice Is, Finally, Falling," 7 Oct. 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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