Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To declare; to make known; to announce; to tender.
  • intransitive v. to yield; to succumb; to acknowledge one's self beaten; to cease opposition.

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Examples

  • Mr. Samuel Isham, in his authoritative “History of American Painting,” published in 1910, after giving a brief biographical sketch of Morse and telling why he came to abandon the brush, thus sums up: ” “It was a serious loss, for Morse, without being a genius, was yet, perhaps, better calculated than another to give in pictures the spirit of the difficult times from 1830 to 1860.

    Letters and Journals 01

  • Saumur and Tours are neighbouring towns; and 'tis affirmed that the original of the goodman Grandet, a certain Jean Niveleau, had a daughter, whom he refused to give in marriage to Honore.

    Balzac

  • He was beginning to give in to the results of his own success-his belly spilled slightly over the belt holding his robes shut.

    The Brothers' War

  • 'That the following articles be made the foundation of the new lease to be granted of the moiety of the Printing House; that a copy of them be delivered to Mr. Baskett and Mr. Eyre, and that they be desired to give in their respective proposals at a meeting to be held on Tuesday the sixth of November.'

    Life of Johnson

  • I thought of Jack and Pedro high-fiving over glasses of unmixed vodka, confident and totally zooted, refusing to give in to the realities of tomorrow.

    Miss Misery

  • The throbbing pain was too muchgoading him to give in to her.

    Kiss of a Demon King

  • Leaning on his carved walking staff he conducted her slowly to the rear of the house, while she chattered about her last visit to Tiptop, and how it had changed, and what delightful parties the Hawkinfields used to give in the old days.

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain

  • My sleep having forsaken me in the night, I considered in what manner it would be possible to give in France an idea of this kind of drama.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • Somewhere between my house and the landing pad on Bay Vista's roof I'd made the conscious decision to give in to what Suits called letting events unfold.

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

  • I agreed “reluctantly” to give in to their proposals and accept a twenty-five-percent reduction in rates over three years, phased in at five, ten, and ten percent, and hailed it as a great bipartisan solution.

    An American Life

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