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give (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to make a present of - give a doll to a child
2.
a) to grant or bestow by formal action - the law gives citizens the right to vote
b) to accord or yield to another - gave him her confidence
3.
a) to put into the possession of another for his or her use - gave me his phone number
b) (1) to administer as a sacrament
(2) to administer as a medicine
c) to commit to another as a trust or responsibility and usually for an expressed reason
d) to transfer from one's authority or custody - the sheriff gave the prisoner to the warden
e) to execute and deliver - all employees must give bond
f) to convey to another - give them my regards
4.
a) to offer to the action of another - proffer gave her his hand
b) to yield (oneself) to a man in sexual intercourse
5.
a) to present in public performance - give a concert
b) to present to view or observation - gave the signal to start
6.
to provide by way of entertainment - give a party
7.
to propose as a toast
8.
a) to designate as a share or portion - allot all the earth to thee and to thy race I give John Milton
b) to make assignment of (a name)
c) to set forth as an actual or hypothetical datum - give the dimensions of the room
d) to attribute in thought or utterance - ascribe gave the credit to you
9.
a) to yield as a product, consequence, or effect - produce cows give milk 84 divided by 12 gives 7
b) to bring forth - bear
10.
a) to yield possession of by way of exchange - pay
b) to dispose of for a price - sell
11.
a) to deliver by some bodily action - gave him a push
b) to carry out (as a bodily movement) - gave a cynical smile
c) to inflict as punishment
d) to award by formal verdict - judgment was given against the plaintiff
12.
to offer for consideration, acceptance, or use - gives no reason for his absence
13.
a) to suffer the loss of - sacrifice
b) to offer as appropriate or due especially to something higher or more worthy - gave his spirit to God
c) to apply freely or fully - devote gave themselves to their work
d) to offer as a pledge - I give you my word
14.
a) to cause one to have or receive - mountains always gave him pleasure
b) to cause a person to catch by contagion, infection, or exposure
15.
a) to allow one to have or take - give me time
b) to lead or attempt to lead - used with an infinitive you gave me to understand you'd be late
16.
intransitive verb
to care to the extent of - didn't give a hoot
1.
to make gifts or presents
2.
a) to yield to physical force or strain
b) to collapse from the application of force or pressure
c) to undergo or submit to change - for the strike to be settled, something has to give
3.
to afford a view or passage - open the window gives onto the terrace
4.
to enter wholeheartedly into an activity
5.
slang to be happening - wants to know what gives
give (noun)
1.
capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain - flexibility
2.
the quality or state of being springy
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
give (verb)
1.
to make a present of
SYNONIMS:
bestow, contribute, donate, give away, present, volunteer
RELATED WORDS:
chip in, kick in, pitch in, throw in; award, confer, endow, endue ( indue), render; afford, comp, furnish, provide; lavish, regale; aid, assist, benefit, help; administer, dish out, dispense, dole out, hand out, impart, issue, mete (out); extend, fork (over, out, up), offer, pay, proffer, pungle (up), put up, tender; sacrifice
give of
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hold, keep, pocket, retain, withhold; preserve, save; advance, lend, loan; sell
give (verb)
2.
to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another
SYNONIMS:
commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust ( intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vest
RELATED WORDS:
confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmit
NEAR ANTONYMS:
detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take over
hold, keep, retain
give (verb)
3.
to bring before the public in performance or exhibition
SYNONIMS:
carry, give, mount, offer, stage
RELATED WORDS:
display, exhibit, expose, parade, show, show off, unveil; preview; act, impersonate, perform, play, portray; depict, dramatize, enact, render, represent; extend, proffer, tender
give (verb)
4.
to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure
SYNONIMS:
buckle, cave (in), crumple, founder, give, go, go out, implode, tumble, yield
RELATED WORDS:
deflate, flatten, melt, melt down; break, break down, conk (out), crash, die, fail, give out, stall; burst, shatter, smash, splinter, split; crack, crumble, pop, snap
NEAR ANTONYMS:
inflate, rise, swell
give (verb)
5.
to hand over or use up in payment
SYNONIMS:
disburse, drop, expend, fork (over, out, up), give, lay out, outlay, pay, shell out
RELATED WORDS:
lavish, rain; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), run through, squander, throw away, waste
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cache, hoard, lay up, save; acquire, earn, gain, garner, make, procure, realize, secure, win
give (verb)
6.
to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion)
SYNONIMS:
air, expound, give, look, raise, sound, state, vent, ventilate, voice
RELATED WORDS:
advertise, announce, declare, enounce, enunciate, proclaim, say; broadcast, circulate, disseminate, publish; describe, write, write up; sound off, speak out, speak up; chime in; communicate, convey, put across, put over; offer, submit
NEAR ANTONYMS:
censor, restrain, restrict
stifle, suppress
give (verb)
7.
to occupy (oneself) diligently or with close attention
SYNONIMS:
address, bend, buckle, devote, give
RELATED WORDS:
readdress, reapply; knuckle down, set (to), settle (down); busy, commit, concern, engage, involve; exert, exhaust, put out, spend, strain, stress, tax, trouble, wear out; carry on, pitch in, plunge (in); grind, hump, hustle, peg (away), plod, plow, plug (away), work
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dally, dawdle, dillydally, fiddle (around), fool around, idle, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle
give (verb)
8.
to produce as revenue
SYNONIMS:
bear, give, pay, return
RELATED WORDS:
bring in, net; afford, furnish, provide, supply; pay off
give (verb)
9.
to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption
SYNONIMS:
deliver, feed, give, hand, hand over, provide, supply
RELATED WORDS:
ply (with); administer, allocate, apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorate; assign, cede, deed, make over, transfer
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conserve, keep up, maintain, preserve, save
hold (back), keep (back), reserve, retain, withhold
give (verb)
10.
to put before another for acceptance or consideration
SYNONIMS:
extend, give, proffer, tender, trot out
RELATED WORDS:
pose, propose; hold out; give in, submit; volunteer
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accept, receive, take; accredit, approbate, approve, authorize, clear, confirm, finalize, formalize, homologate, OK ( okay), ratify, sanction, warrant; decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject, turn down, veto; rebuff, rebut, refuse, spurn; retract, withdraw; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook
give (verb)
11.
to cause (something) to pass from one to another
SYNONIMS:
conduct, convey, give, impart, spread, transfer, transfuse, transmit
RELATED WORDS:
deliver, hand over, surrender, turn over; broadcast, diffuse, disseminate, propagate; hand down, hand on; contaminate, infect, poison
NEAR ANTONYMS:
catch, come down (with), contract
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