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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
On this page you'll find 374 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to give ground, such as: abandon, admit, back off, back out, backtrack, and balk.

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

In the North we had to give ground, but not before we had made the enemy pay ten times its value in killed and wounded.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
But armed as he was, severe and flash-tempered as he seemed, Mackenzie was not in any sort of a flurry to give ground before him.
THE FLOCKMASTER OF POISON CREEKGEORGE W. OGDEN
Not so; if we must give ground let us retreat in good order, leaving no shield behind us that our enemy may build into his trophy.
SWORD AND GOWNGEORGE A. LAWRENCE
After these acts of courtesy, the Russian rear-guard filed off rapidly to give ground to our vanguard.
THE BEST OF THE WORLD'S CLASSICS, RESTRICTED TO PROSE, VOL. VII (OF X)--CONTINENTAL EUROPE IVARIOUS
Merriwell was following Bascomb up like a tiger, and the big fellow was forced to give ground.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S CHUMSBURT L. STANDISH
In so far as depends on me, I shall give ground of offence to no one.
LETTERS OF JOHN CALVIN, VOLUME I (OF 4)JULES BONNET
Their leader, the lank, tall man with the down-tilted nose, was the first to give ground visibly.
BACK HOMEIRVIN S. COBB
I descend, and under a god's guidance clear my way between foe and flame; weapons give ground before me, and flames retire.
THE AENEID OF VIRGILVIRGIL
Be calm—give ground when it is necessary—parry in time, and you will be one of the best fencers in the kingdom of France.
THE CONSPIRATORSALEXANDRE DUMAS (PERE)
Generalities of this kind can only give ground for random conjecture; they might apply to any one.
THE WORKS OF LUCIAN OF SAMOSATA, V. 4LUCIAN OF SAMOSATA
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