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  • verbadmit defeat
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synonyms for gave in

  • relinquish
  • cede
  • hand over
  • pull out
  • quit
  • yield
  • back down
  • concede
  • submit
  • comply
  • abandon
  • cease
  • surrender
  • capitulate
  • bail out
  • bow out
  • chicken out
  • collapse
  • cry uncle
  • cut out
  • desist
  • despair
  • drop
  • fold
  • forswear
  • leave off
  • resign
  • stop
  • waive
  • cave in
  • give up
  • buckle under

antonyms for gave in

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  • fight
  • hold out
  • stand up to
  • withstand
  • hold out
  • oppose
  • start
  • continue
  • retain
  • win
  • fight
  • defend
  • keep
  • hold
  • resist
  • disobey
  • reject
  • refuse
  • deny
  • persevere
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How to use gave in in a sentence

There he gave orders for the car to be put into running condition for the following morning, and returned to the hotel.
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So far as the right or wrong of having contraband whisky was concerned, I don't think any one gave it a second thought.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Various impulses urged him into a pouring flood of words; yet he gave expression to none of them.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
One adorable smile she gave him, and before he could advance to hold the door for her, she had opened it and passed out.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Some peculiar lines between these contracted brows gave a character of ferocity to this forbidding and sensual face.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Davy read this over two or three times, in the greatest perplexity, and then gave it up in despair.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
This gave the house a very cheerful appearance, as if it were constantly on a broad grin.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
But in the end his health gave way, and the Emperor himself wrote to Prince Eugne telling him to send the old warrior home.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
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She suddenly sank back upon the pillow and gave up to bitter anguish, when she recalled what had followed.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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