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give

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