Definition of Give

1. Noun. The elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length.

Exact synonyms: Spring, Springiness
Generic synonyms: Elasticity, Snap
Derivative terms: Springy

2. Verb. Cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense. "They give the people the food"; "The draft gave me a cold"
Specialized synonyms: Infect, Award, Grant, Deliver, Drive Home
Related verbs: Afford, Yield

3. Verb. Be the cause or source of. "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
Exact synonyms: Afford, Yield
Specialized synonyms: Open, Open Up, Allow, Allow For, Leave, Provide
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

4. Verb. Transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody. "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

5. Verb. Convey or reveal information. "Give one's name"
Generic synonyms: Say, State, Tell
Specialized synonyms: Quote, Cast
Related verbs: Impart, Leave, Pass On
Derivative terms: Giving

6. Verb. Convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow. "Pay attention"
Exact synonyms: Pay
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Specialized synonyms: Extend, Offer

7. Verb. Organize or be responsible for. "Give a course"
Exact synonyms: Have, Hold, Make, Throw
Generic synonyms: Direct

8. Verb. Convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture. "She gave me a dirty look"
Exact synonyms: Throw
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate

9. Verb. Give as a present; make a gift of. "What will you give her for her birthday?"

10. Verb. Cause to happen or be responsible for. "His two singles gave the team the victory"
Exact synonyms: Yield
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Related verbs: Generate, Render, Return, Yield

11. Verb. Dedicate. "Pay attention to"
Exact synonyms: Devote, Pay
Generic synonyms: Cerebrate, Cogitate, Think
Related verbs: Sacrifice

12. Verb. Give or supply. "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
Exact synonyms: Generate, Render, Return, Yield
Generic synonyms: Create, Make, Produce
Related verbs: Yield, Establish
Derivative terms: Generation, Return, Yield, Yield, Yield, Yield

13. Verb. Transmit (knowledge or skills). "They won't give the story "; "Impart a new skill to the students"
Exact synonyms: Impart, Leave, Pass On
Specialized synonyms: Convey
Generic synonyms: Tell
Related verbs: Bequeath, Leave, Will
Derivative terms: Giving, Impartation, Imparting

14. Verb. Bring about. "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
Exact synonyms: Establish
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Specialized synonyms: Introduce, Pacify
Related verbs: Generate, Render, Return, Yield

15. Verb. Leave with; give temporarily. "Can I give you the children for the weekend?"
Generic synonyms: Hand, Pass, Pass On, Reach, Turn Over

16. Verb. Emit or utter. "Give a yelp"
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter

17. Verb. Endure the loss of. "I gave two sons to the war"
Exact synonyms: Sacrifice
Related verbs: Devote, Pay, Commit, Consecrate, Dedicate, Devote
Generic synonyms: Free, Give Up, Release, Relinquish, Resign
Derivative terms: Sacrifice

18. Verb. Place into the hands or custody of. "They give the parcel to their parents"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

19. Verb. Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause. "Consecrate your life to the church"
Exact synonyms: Commit, Consecrate, Dedicate, Devote
Specialized synonyms: Consecrate, Vow, Rededicate, Apply
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize
Related verbs: Sacrifice
Derivative terms: Commitment, Consecration, Dedication, Dedication, Dedication, Dedication, Devotee, Devotion, Devotion

20. Verb. Give (as medicine). "I gave him the drug"
Generic synonyms: Administer, Dispense
Related verbs: Apply

21. Verb. Give or convey physically. "I gave him a punch in the nose"
Exact synonyms: Apply
Generic synonyms: Administer, Allot, Deal, Deal Out, Dish Out, Dispense, Distribute, Dole Out, Lot, Mete Out, Parcel Out, Shell Out
Specialized synonyms: Tread, Administer

22. Verb. Bestow. "Render thanks"
Exact synonyms: Render
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Specialized synonyms: Dedicate
Derivative terms: Rendering

23. Verb. Bestow, especially officially. "This bill grants us new rights"
Exact synonyms: Grant
Derivative terms: Grantee, Granter

24. Verb. Move in order to make room for someone for something. "These cars won't give "; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"
Exact synonyms: Ease Up, Give Way, Move Over, Yield
Related verbs: Abandon, Give Up
Generic synonyms: Move

25. Verb. Give food to. "They give the people the food"; "Don't give the child this tough meat"

26. Verb. Contribute to some cause. "I gave at the office"
Exact synonyms: Chip In, Contribute, Kick In
Specialized synonyms: Combine
Derivative terms: Contribution, Contribution, Contributor, Giving, Giving

27. Verb. Break down, literally or metaphorically. "The business is going to give "; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
Exact synonyms: Break, Cave In, Collapse, Fall In, Founder, Give Way
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Go Off, Implode, Buckle, Crumple, Flop, Break, Sink, Slide Down, Slump
Related verbs: Abandon, Give Up, Burst, Collapse
Derivative terms: Cave In, Collapse, Collapse

28. Verb. Estimate the duration or outcome of something. "I gave him a very good chance at success"
Generic synonyms: Approximate, Estimate, Gauge, Guess, Judge

29. Verb. Execute and deliver. "Give bond"
Generic synonyms: Execute

30. Verb. Deliver in exchange or recompense. "I'll give you three books for four CDs"
Generic synonyms: Compensate, Indemnify, Recompense, Repair

31. Verb. Afford access to. "The French doors give onto a terrace"
Exact synonyms: Afford, Open
Derivative terms: Open, Opening

32. Verb. Present to view. "He gave the sign to start"
Generic synonyms: Show

33. Verb. Perform for an audience. "Pollini is giving another concert in New York"
Category relationships: Performing Arts
Generic synonyms: Perform

34. Verb. Be flexible under stress of physical force. "This material doesn't give"
Exact synonyms: Yield
Generic synonyms: Stretch
Also: Give In

35. Verb. Propose. "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
Generic synonyms: Drink, Pledge, Salute, Toast, Wassail

36. Verb. Accord by verdict. "Give a decision for the plaintiff"
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Related verbs: Render
Generic synonyms: Accord, Allot, Grant

37. Verb. Manifest or show. "The office gave evidence of tampering"
Generic synonyms: Evince, Express, Show

38. Verb. Offer in good faith. "He gave her his word"
Generic synonyms: Pledge
Related verbs: Commit, Consecrate, Dedicate, Devote
Derivative terms: Giving

39. Verb. Submit for consideration, judgment, or use. "Give an excuse"
Generic synonyms: Subject, Submit

40. Verb. Guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion. "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"
Generic synonyms: Lead

41. Verb. Allow to have or take. "I give you two minutes to respond"
Generic synonyms: Allow, Countenance, Let, Permit

42. Verb. Inflict as a punishment. "The judge gave me 10 years"
Generic synonyms: Bring Down, Impose, Inflict, Visit

43. Verb. Occur. "What gives?"

44. Verb. Consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man. "She gave herself to many men"
Generic synonyms: Accept, Consent, Go For

45. Verb. Proffer (a body part). "She gave her hand to her little sister"
Generic synonyms: Offer, Proffer

Definition of Give

1. v. t. To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow.

2. v. i. To give a gift or gifts.

3. v. t. To afford a view of; as, his window gave the park.

Definition of Give

1. Verb. (transitive) To transfer one's possession or holding of. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make a present or gift of. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To yield slightly when a force is applied. ¹

4. Verb. (ditransitive) To estimate or predict (a duration or probability for something). ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To collapse under pressure or force. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To provide, as, a service or a broadcast. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To lead (onto or into). ¹

8. Verb. To pledge. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To provide (something) to someone, to allow or afford. ¹

10. Verb. To cause (a sensation or feeling) to exist in. ¹

11. Verb. To carry out (a physical movement). ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To pass (something) into someone's hand or the like. ¹

13. Verb. ¹

14. Noun. The amount of bending that something undergoes when a force is applied to it. ¹

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Definition of Give

1. to transfer freely to another's possession [v GAVE, GIVEN, GIVING, GIVES] : GIVEABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Give

1. 1. To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow. "For generous lords had rather give than pay." (Young) 2. To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy. "What shall a man give in exchange for his soul ?" (Matt. Xvi. 26) 3. To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks. 4. To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc. 5. To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission. "It is given me once again to behold my friend." (Rowe) "Then give thy friend to shed the sacred wine." (Pope) 6. To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship. 7. To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure; the youth is given to study. 8. To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; used principally in the passive form given. 9. To allow or admit by way of supposition. "I give not heaven for lost." (Mlton) 10. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge. "I don't wonder at people's giving him to me as a lover." (Sheridan) 11. To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain. 12. To pledge; as, to give one's word. 13. To cause; to make; with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc. "But there the duke was given to understand That in a gondola were seen together Lorenzo and his amorous Jessica." (Shak) To give away, to make over to another; to transfer. "Whatsoever we employ in charitable uses during our lives, is given away from ourselves." (Atterbury) To give back, to return; to restore. To give the bag, to cheat. "I fear our ears have given us the bag." (J. Webster) To give birth to. To bear or bring forth, as a child. To originate; to give existence to, as an enterprise, idea. To give chase, to pursue. To give ear to. See Ear. To give forth, to give out; to publish; to tell. To give ground. See Ground, To give the hand, to pledge friendship or faith. To give the hand of, to espouse; to bestow in marriage. To give the head. See Head, To give in. To abate; to deduct. To declare; to make known; to announce; to tender; as, to give in one's adhesion to a party. To give the lie to (a person), to tell (him) that he lies. To give line. See Line. To give off, to emit, as steam, vapor, odour, etc. To give one's self away, to make an inconsiderate surrender of one's cause, an unintentional disclosure of one's purposes, or the like. To give out. To utter publicly; to report; to announce or declare. "One that gives out himself Prince Florizel." (Shak) "Give out you are of Epidamnum." (Shak) To send out; to emit; to distribute; as, a substance gives out steam or odors. To give over. To yield completely; to quit; to abandon. To despair of. To addict, resign, or apply (one's self). "The Babylonians had given themselves over to all manner of vice." To give place, to withdraw; to yield one's claim. To give points. In games of skill, to equalize chances by conceding a certain advantage; to allow a handicap. To give useful suggestions. To give rein. See Rein, To give the sack . Same as To give the bag. To give and take. To average gains and losses. To exchange freely, as blows, sarcasms, etc. To give time, to accord extension or forbearance to a debtor. To give the time of day, to salute one with the compliment appropriate to the hour, as "good morning." "good evening", etc. To give tongue, in hunter's phrase, to bark; said of dogs. To give up. To abandon; to surrender. "Don't give up the ship." "He has . . . Given up For certain drops of salt, your city Rome." (Shak) To make public; to reveal. "I'll not state them By giving up their characters." (Beau. & Fl) (Used also reflexively) To give up the ghost. See Ghost. To give one's self up, to abandon hope; to despair; to surrender one's self. To give way. To withdraw; to give place. To yield to force or pressure; as, the scaffolding gave way. To depreciate or decline in value; as, railroad securities gave way two per cent. To give way together, to row in time; to keep stroke. Synonym: To Give, Confer, Grant. To give is the generic word, embracing all the rest. To confer was originally used of persons in power, who gave permanent grants or privileges; as, to confer the order of knighthood; and hence it still denotes the giving of something which might have been withheld; as, to confer a favor. To grant is to give in answer to a petition or request, or to one who is in some way dependent or inferior. Origin: OE. Given, yiven, yeven, AS. Gifan, giefan; akin to D. Geven, OS. Gan, OHG. Geban, Icel. Gefa, Sw. Gifva, Dan. Give, Goth. Giban. Cf. Gift. 1. To give a gift or gifts. 2. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet. 3. To become soft or moist. 4. To move; to recede. "Now back he gives, then rushes on amain." (Daniel) 5. To shed tears; to weep. "Whose eyes do never give But through lust and laughter." (Shak) 6. To have a misgiving. "My mind gives ye're reserved To rob poor market women." (J. Webster) 7. To open; to lead. "This, yielding, gave into a grassy walk." (Tennyson) To give back, to recede; to retire; to retreat. "They gave back and came no farther." (Bunyan) To give in, to yield; to succumb; to acknowledge one's self beaten; to cease opposition. "The Scots battalion was enforced to give in." (Hayward) "This consideration may induce a translator to give in to those general phrases." (Pope) To give off, to cease; to forbear. To give on or upon. To rush; to fall upon. To have a view of; to be in sight of; to overlook; to look toward; to open upon; to front; to face. "Rooms which gave upon a pillared porch." (Tennyson) "The gloomy staircase on which the grating gave." (Dickens) To give out. To expend all one's strength. Hence: To cease from exertion; to fail; to be exhausted; as, my feet being to give out; the flour has given out. To give over, to cease; to discontinue; to desist. "It would be well for all authors, if they knew when to give over, and to desist from any further pursuits after fame." (Addison) To give up, to cease from effort; to yield; to despair; as, he would never give up. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Give

give-away shop
give-away shops
give-up the ghost
give 110%
give a bad name
give a damn
give a good account of oneself
give a gun
give a hang

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