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  • as inback down
  • as inretire
  • as inretreat
  • as insubmit
  • as insuperannuate
  • as inwithdraw

synonyms for give ground

  • abandon
  • admit
  • back off
  • back out
  • backtrack
  • balk
  • cancel
  • cave in
  • concede
  • give in
  • give up
  • pull back
  • pull out
  • renege
  • retreat
  • surrender
  • take back
  • withdraw
  • accede
  • acquiesce
  • back pedal
  • beg off
  • bow out
  • chicken out
  • cop out
  • demur
  • go back on
  • have no fight left
  • hold back
  • recant
  • recoil
  • resign
  • submit
  • wimp out
  • withdraw from agreement or statement
  • yield
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antonyms for give ground

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  • advance
  • allow
  • dispute
  • dissent
  • fight
  • permit
  • refuse
  • reject
  • uphold
  • go forward
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How to use give ground in a sentence

A desultory conversation on politics, in which neither took the slightest interest, was a safe neutral ground.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Bacteria, when present in great numbers, give a uniform cloud which cannot be removed by ordinary filtration.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
He didn't need to wait—as the birds did—until an angleworm stuck his head above ground.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
The Vine is a universal favorite, and rarely out of view; while it often seems to cover half the ground in sight.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour, and make a fat offering, and then give place to the physician.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Finally, let me ask the general reader to put aside all prejudice, and give both sides a fair hearing.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
If you have any thoughts of influencing me or my men to join the regular Confederate army, you may as well give up the idea.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
It was he who first said, If thine enemy hunger give him food, if he thirst give him drink.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
Give not up thy heart to sadness, but drive it from thee: and remember the latter end.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
But the Mexicans were not the people to give up their best province so easily.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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