Definition of give in in English:

give in

phrasal verb

  • Cease fighting or arguing; admit defeat.

    ‘he reluctantly gave in to the pressure’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Fortunately for my waistline, I haven't been giving in to the temptation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Did you succeed by fighting your fate or by giving in to it?’
    • ‘Not wanting to give in, the Myers fought against the notice and even defended themselves at an appeal.’
    • ‘I think they're willing to make some unpopular decisions, instead of just giving in.’
    • ‘‘She's a battler and a fighter and she never gives in,’ said her son, Geoffrey.’
    • ‘Usually she gets so sulky and difficult I end up giving in, just to keep the peace.’
    • ‘She is a lover of life, and she is not going to give in without a fight.’
    capitulate, admit defeat, concede defeat, give up, surrender, yield, submit, climb down, back down, give way, defer, acquiesce, relent, succumb, comply
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