I have a problem with understanding the meaning between "give up" and "give in". I read that they both meant "surrender". Is there a mistake when I use "give up" instead of "give in"?
On this site I read the sentence "The robber went to the police station and gave himself in". I would only say '...gave himself up.' I don't think we ever say 'give (him)(her)(my)(...)self in'. At least now I can't think of any situation in which we might say it.
I also read the sentence " After the hostages had been in capivity for two weeks, the terrorists finally decided to give themselves up to the police". What is the difference between these two sentences? No difference, again I would only say 'give themselves up'.
Thank you in advance.
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