From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgive in phrasal verb1ACCEPTto finally agree to do or accept something that you had at first opposed, especially because someone has forced or persuaded you toEventually I gave in and accepted the job on their terms.Bob’s wife went on at him so much that eventually he gave in. toThe government refused to give in to their demands.2LOSE A GAME, COMPETITION, OR WARto accept that you are defeated in a game, fight, competition etc → surrenderThe rebels were eventually forced to give in.We will carry on fighting to the end. We will never give in.3give something ↔ in British EnglishGIVE to give a piece of work or something you have written to someone in authority syn hand inYou were supposed to give this work in four days ago.Rose decided to give in her notice (=officially say she was going to leave her job).give something ↔ in toAll assignments must be given in to your teacher by Friday. →give→ See Verb table
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give in• Jenny kept begging me for a new bicycle, and I finally gave in.• Marie's stubborn, and she doesn't give in easily.• In the end, I had to give in to dad -- he's usually right anyway.• The President said he would never give in to demands by terrorists.• You shouldn't always give in to other people -- stick up for yourself more.• I figured if we gave in to them this time, they'd be back for another fight.give to• She was determined not to give in todespair.• Agnes finally gives in to her feelings for the younger man and promises to marry him when she returns to the States.• Her experience convinced her of the dangers of giving in to her oedipaldesires.• But she was not going to give in to him.• Milesstruggled not to give in to his feelings of anger and hopelessness.• We will never give in to terrorist demands.• She longed to give in to the desire in his eyes and her own body's urging.• Several people took to squatting on the floor with shoesremoved, having given in to the weight of their metallicdresses.• Instead, he meekly gave in to them and regularly attendedchurch.• She would not give in to these men.• Angrily she dashed the tears away with the back of one hand, refusing to give in toweakness and self-pity.give in ... notice• Finding that Mary Read was totally in control of all work out there, she swiftly gave in her notice.