One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cease fighting or arguing; admit defeat.‘he reluctantly gave in to the pressure’
capitulate, admit defeat, concede defeat, give up, surrender, yield, submit, climb down, back down, give way, defer, acquiesce, relent, succumb, complyView synonyms
- ‘That would be like giving in to a child's tantrum - an easy but wrong option.’
- ‘She hated her father for leaving, for giving in to the disease when he should have fought it.’
- ‘‘She's a battler and a fighter and she never gives in,’ said her son, Geoffrey.’
- ‘Fortunately for my waistline, I haven't been giving in to the temptation.’
- ‘She is a lover of life, and she is not going to give in without a fight.’
- ‘Not wanting to give in, the Myers fought against the notice and even defended themselves at an appeal.’
- ‘Usually she gets so sulky and difficult I end up giving in, just to keep the peace.’
- ‘Did you succeed by fighting your fate or by giving in to it?’
- ‘Protesters are planning two days of disruption this week to blockade roads, oil refineries and petrol depots unless the government gives in to their demand to cut fuel duty.’
- ‘I think they're willing to make some unpopular decisions, instead of just giving in.’
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