Definition of Give in

1. Verb. Yield to another's wish or opinion. "The government bowed to the military pressure"

2. Verb. Consent reluctantly.
Exact synonyms: Buckle Under, Knuckle Under, Succumb, Yield
Generic synonyms: Accept, Consent, Go For
Specialized synonyms: Accede, Bow, Defer, Submit
Derivative terms: Yielding

Definition of Give in

1. Verb. to collapse or fall ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) to relent, yield, surrender or admit defeat ¹

3. Verb. (context: of a pugilist) to droop the head ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Give In

give away the store
give back
give birth
give by
give care
give chase
give cry
give curry
give ear
give forth
give heed
give him enough rope and he'll hang himself
give hostage to fortune
give in (current term)
give into
give it a shot
give it a try
give it a whirl
give it one's best shot
give it some welly
give it the deep six
give it the gun
give it up
give lie to
give me
give me liberty or give me death
give notice
give of oneself

Literary usage of Give in

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"October, ч. 39. So also he writes the verb to giust. \To GIVE. In the sense of to misgive. ... To give in, to yield. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"No one can give, in his own name, that which he does not possess; but a bank cashier, not possessing 2000 dollars in his own name, could write a draft worth ..."

3. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"... and the curves which we give in the accompanying engraving indicate by analogy how very small the amount of stability must in this case be with so ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1882)
"... about this land which is so generously gifted by nature and so full of memorials of the past, and this is believed to be the first attempt to give in ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"Tu give in. To go back ; to give way. To give in to, To adopt ; to embrace. To cire oier. To cease ; to forbear ; to act no more. To give nut. ..."

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