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 give give

noun

  • ( ) the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length  ( give, spring, springiness )
    the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
  • verb

  • ( ) cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense  ( give )
    cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
     She gave him a black eye
    She gave him a black eye
     The draft gave me a cold
    The draft gave me a cold
  • ( ) be the cause or source of  ( afford, give, yield )
    be the cause or source of
     He gave me a lot of trouble
    He gave me a lot of trouble
     Our meeting afforded much interesting information
    Our meeting afforded much interesting information
  • ( ) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody  ( give )
    transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
     I gave her my money
    I gave her my money
     can you give me lessons?
    can you give me lessons?
     She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care
    She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care
  • ( ) convey or reveal information  ( give )
    convey or reveal information
     Give one's name
    Give one's name
  • ( ) convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow  ( give, pay )
    convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
     Don't pay him any mind
    Don't pay him any mind
     give the orders
    give the orders
     Give him my best regards
    Give him my best regards
     pay attention
    pay attention
  • ( ) organize or be responsible for  ( give, have, hold, make, throw )
    organize or be responsible for
     hold a reception
    hold a reception
     have, throw, or make a party
    have, throw, or make a party
     give a course
    give a course
  • ( ) convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture  ( give, throw )
    convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
     Throw a glance
    Throw a glance
     She gave me a dirty look
    She gave me a dirty look
  • ( ) give as a present; make a gift of  ( gift, give, present )
    give as a present; make a gift of
     What will you give her for her birthday?
    What will you give her for her birthday?
  • ( ) dedicate  ( devote, give, pay )
    dedicate
     give thought to
    give thought to
     give priority to
    give priority to
     pay attention to
    pay attention to
  • ( ) cause to happen or be responsible for  ( give, yield )
    cause to happen or be responsible for
     His two singles gave the team the victory
    His two singles gave the team the victory
  • ( ) give or supply  ( generate, give, render, return, yield )
    give or supply
     The cow brings in 5 liters of milk
    The cow brings in 5 liters of milk
     This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn
    This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn
     The estate renders some revenue for the family
    The estate renders some revenue for the family
  • ( ) bring about  ( establish, give )
    bring about
     The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth
    The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth
  • ( ) transmit (knowledge or skills)  ( give, impart, leave, pass on )
    transmit (knowledge or skills)
     give a secret to the Russians
    give a secret to the Russians
     leave your name and address here
    leave your name and address here
     impart a new skill to the students
    impart a new skill to the students
  • ( ) leave with; give temporarily  ( give )
    leave with; give temporarily
     Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?
    Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?
     Can I give you the children for the weekend?
    Can I give you the children for the weekend?
  • ( ) place into the hands or custody of  ( give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over )
    place into the hands or custody of
     hand me the spoon, please
    hand me the spoon, please
     Turn the files over to me, please
    Turn the files over to me, please
     He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers
    He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers
  • ( ) endure the loss of  ( give, sacrifice )
    endure the loss of
     He gave his life for his children
    He gave his life for his children
     I gave two sons to the war
    I gave two sons to the war
  • ( ) emit or utter  ( give )
    emit or utter
     Give a gulp
    Give a gulp
     give a yelp
    give a yelp
  • ( ) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause  ( commit, consecrate, dedicate, devote, give )
    give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
     She committed herself to the work of God
    She committed herself to the work of God
     give one's talents to a good cause
    give one's talents to a good cause
     consecrate your life to the church
    consecrate your life to the church
  • ( ) bestow  ( give, render )
    bestow
     give homage
    give homage
     render thanks
    render thanks
  • ( ) give or convey physically  ( apply, give )
    give or convey physically
     She gave him First Aid
    She gave him First Aid
     I gave him a punch in the nose
    I gave him a punch in the nose
  • ( ) give (as medicine)  ( give )
    give (as medicine)
     I gave him the drug
    I gave him the drug
  • ( ) give food to  ( feed, give )
    give food to
     Feed the starving children in India
    Feed the starving children in India
     don't give the child this tough meat
    don't give the child this tough meat
  • ( ) move in order to make room for someone for something  ( ease up, give, give way, move over, yield )
    move in order to make room for someone for something
     The park gave way to a supermarket
    The park gave way to a supermarket
     Move over,' he told the crowd
    Move over,' he told the crowd
  • ( ) bestow, especially officially  ( give, grant )
    bestow, especially officially
     grant a degree
    grant a degree
     give a divorce
    give a divorce
     This bill grants us new rights
    This bill grants us new rights
  • ( ) contribute to some cause  ( chip in, contribute, give, kick in )
    contribute to some cause
     I gave at the office
    I gave at the office
  • ( ) estimate the duration or outcome of something  ( give )
    estimate the duration or outcome of something
     He gave the patient three months to live
    He gave the patient three months to live
     I gave him a very good chance at success
    I gave him a very good chance at success
  • ( ) break down, literally or metaphorically  ( break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give, give way )
    break down, literally or metaphorically
     The wall collapsed
    The wall collapsed
     The business collapsed
    The business collapsed
     The dam broke
    The dam broke
     The roof collapsed
    The roof collapsed
     The wall gave in
    The wall gave in
     The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice
    The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice
  • proffer (a body part)  ( give )
    proffer (a body part)
     She gave her hand to her little sister
    She gave her hand to her little sister
  • consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man  ( give )
    consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
     She gave herself to many men
    She gave herself to many men
  • occur  ( give )
    occur
     what gives?
    what gives?
  • inflict as a punishment  ( give )
    inflict as a punishment
     She gave the boy a good spanking
    She gave the boy a good spanking
     The judge gave me 10 years
    The judge gave me 10 years
  • allow to have or take  ( give )
    allow to have or take
     I give you two minutes to respond
    I give you two minutes to respond
  • guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion  ( give )
    guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
     You gave me to think that you agreed with me
    You gave me to think that you agreed with me
  • submit for consideration, judgment, or use  ( give )
    submit for consideration, judgment, or use
     give one's opinion
    give one's opinion
     give an excuse
    give an excuse
  • offer in good faith  ( give )
    offer in good faith
     He gave her his word
    He gave her his word
  • manifest or show  ( give )
    manifest or show
     This student gives promise of real creativity
    This student gives promise of real creativity
     The office gave evidence of tampering
    The office gave evidence of tampering
  • accord by verdict  ( give )
    accord by verdict
     give a decision for the plaintiff
    give a decision for the plaintiff
  • propose  ( give )
    propose
     He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party
    He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party
  • be flexible under stress of physical force  ( give, yield )
    be flexible under stress of physical force
     This material doesn't give
    This material doesn't give
  • perform for an audience  ( give )
    perform for an audience
     Pollini is giving another concert in New York
    Pollini is giving another concert in New York
  • present to view  ( give )
    present to view
     He gave the sign to start
    He gave the sign to start
  • afford access to  ( afford, give, open )
    afford access to
     the door opens to the patio
    the door opens to the patio
     The French doors give onto a terrace
    The French doors give onto a terrace
  • deliver in exchange or recompense  ( give )
    deliver in exchange or recompense
     I'll give you three books for four CDs
    I'll give you three books for four CDs
  • execute and deliver  ( give )
    execute and deliver
     Give bond
    Give bond


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