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