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give - Dictionary definition and meaning for word give

Definition
(noun) the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
Synonyms : spring , springiness

Definition
(verb) cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
Example Sentence
  • She gave him a black eye
  • The draft gave me a cold

Definition
(verb) be the cause or source of
Synonyms : afford , yield
Example Sentence
  • He gave me a lot of trouble
  • Our meeting afforded much interesting information

Definition
(verb) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Example Sentence
  • I gave her my money
  • can you give me lessons?
  • She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care

Definition
(verb) convey or reveal information
Example Sentence
  • Give one's name

Definition
(verb) convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
Synonyms : pay
Example Sentence
  • Don't pay him any mind
  • give the orders
  • Give him my best regards
  • pay attention

Definition
(verb) organize or be responsible for
Synonyms : have , hold , make , throw
Example Sentence
  • hold a reception
  • have, throw, or make a party
  • give a course

Definition
(verb) convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
Synonyms : throw
Example Sentence
  • Throw a glance
  • She gave me a dirty look

Definition
(verb) give as a present; make a gift of
Synonyms : gift , present
Example Sentence
  • What will you give her for her birthday?

Definition
(verb) cause to happen or be responsible for
Synonyms : yield
Example Sentence
  • His two singles gave the team the victory

Definition
(verb) dedicate
Synonyms : devote , pay
Example Sentence
  • give thought to
  • give priority to
  • pay attention to

Definition
(verb) give or supply
Synonyms : generate , render , return , yield
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) transmit (knowledge or skills)
Synonyms : impart , leave , pass on
Example Sentence
  • give a secret to the Russians
  • leave your name and address here
  • impart a new skill to the students

Definition
(verb) bring about
Synonyms : establish
Example Sentence
  • The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth

Definition
(verb) leave with; give temporarily
Example Sentence
  • Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?
  • Can I give you the children for the weekend?

Definition
(verb) emit or utter
Example Sentence
  • Give a gulp
  • give a yelp

Definition
(verb) endure the loss of
Synonyms : sacrifice
Example Sentence
  • He gave his life for his children
  • I gave two sons to the war

Definition
(verb) place into the hands or custody of
Synonyms : hand , pass , pass on , reach , turn over
Example Sentence
  • hand me the spoon, please
  • Turn the files over to me, please
  • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Definition
(verb) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Synonyms : commit , consecrate , dedicate , devote
Example Sentence
  • She committed herself to the work of God
  • give one's talents to a good cause
  • consecrate your life to the church

Definition
(verb) give (as medicine)
Example Sentence
  • I gave him the drug

Definition
(verb) give or convey physically
Synonyms : apply
Example Sentence
  • She gave him First Aid
  • I gave him a punch in the nose

Definition
(verb) bestow
Synonyms : render
Example Sentence
  • give homage
  • render thanks

Definition
(verb) bestow, especially officially
Synonyms : grant
Example Sentence
  • grant a degree
  • give a divorce
  • This bill grants us new rights

Definition
(verb) move in order to make room for someone for something
Synonyms : ease up , give way , move over , yield
Example Sentence
  • The park gave way to a supermarket
  • `Move over,' he told the crowd

Definition
(verb) give food to
Synonyms : feed
Example Sentence
  • Feed the starving children in India
  • don't give the child this tough meat

Definition
(verb) contribute to some cause
Synonyms : chip in , contribute , kick in
Example Sentence
  • I gave at the office

Definition
(verb) break down, literally or metaphorically
Synonyms : break , cave in , collapse , fall in , founder , give way
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) estimate the duration or outcome of something
Example Sentence
  • He gave the patient three months to live
  • I gave him a very good chance at success

Definition
(verb) execute and deliver
Example Sentence
  • Give bond

Definition
(verb) deliver in exchange or recompense
Example Sentence
  • I'll give you three books for four CDs

Definition
(verb) afford access to
Synonyms : afford , open
Example Sentence
  • the door opens to the patio
  • The French doors give onto a terrace

Definition
(verb) present to view
Example Sentence
  • He gave the sign to start

Definition
(verb) perform for an audience
Example Sentence
  • Pollini is giving another concert in New York

Definition
(verb) be flexible under stress of physical force
Synonyms : yield
Example Sentence
  • This material doesn't give

Definition
(verb) propose
Example Sentence
  • He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party

Definition
(verb) accord by verdict
Example Sentence
  • give a decision for the plaintiff

Definition
(verb) manifest or show
Example Sentence
  • This student gives promise of real creativity
  • The office gave evidence of tampering

Definition
(verb) offer in good faith
Example Sentence
  • He gave her his word

Definition
(verb) submit for consideration, judgment, or use
Example Sentence
  • give one's opinion
  • give an excuse

Definition
(verb) guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
Example Sentence
  • You gave me to think that you agreed with me

Definition
(verb) allow to have or take
Example Sentence
  • I give you two minutes to respond

Definition
(verb) inflict as a punishment
Example Sentence
  • She gave the boy a good spanking
  • The judge gave me 10 years

Definition
(verb) occur
Example Sentence
  • what gives?

Definition
(verb) consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
Example Sentence
  • She gave herself to many men

Definition
(verb) proffer (a body part)
Example Sentence
  • She gave her hand to her little sister

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