Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Give
  1. the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
  2. proffer (a body part); "She gave her hand to her little sister"
  3. consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; "She gave herself to many men"
  4. occur; "what gives?"
  5. estimate the duration or outcome of something; "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"
  6. dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
  7. inflict as a punishment; "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"
  8. allow to have or take; "I give you two minutes to respond"
  9. guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"
  10. submit for consideration, judgment, or use; "give one''s opinion"; "give an excuse"
  11. 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"
  12. offer in good faith; "He gave her his word"
  13. manifest or show; "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
  14. convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
  15. 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"
  16. bestow; "give hommage"; "render thanks"
  17. legal use: accord by verdict; "give a decision for the plaintiff"
  18. propose; "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
  19. give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don''t give the child this tough meat"
  20. be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn''t give"
  21. 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"
  22. bring about; "His two singles gave the team the victory"
  23. bring about; "The trompe l''oeil-illusion establishes depth"
  24. perform for an audience; "Pollini is giving another concert in New York"
  25. present to view; "He gave the sign to start"
  26. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
  27. move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,'' he told the crowd"
  28. 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"
  29. 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"
  30. 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?"
  31. give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
  32. 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"
  33. convey or reveal information; "Give one''s name"
  34. tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"
  35. contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office"
  36. give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
  37. give (as medicine); "I gave him the drug"
  38. cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"
  39. bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights"
  40. be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
  41. endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
  42. afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
  43. deliver in exchange or recompense; "I''ll give you three books for four CDs"
  44. emit or utter; "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"
  45. execute and deliver; "Give bond"
Similar Words: spring, springiness, pay, devote, dedicate, consecrate, commit, throw, render, feed, yield, return, generate, bring about, establish, hold, have, make, move over, give way, ease up, collapse, fall in, cave in, break, founder, gift, present, pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, impart, leave, contribute, chip in, kick in, apply, grant, afford, sacrifice, open


See Also: yield, give in, succumb, knuckle under, buckle under, refund, return, repay, give back, distribute, give out, hand out, hand down, hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, turn in, get in, deliver, render, relegate, pass on, submit, impart, leave, communicate, pass, put across


Hyponyms: vow, consecrate, rededicate, apply, offer, extend, dedicate, dine, scavenge, fodder, slop, swill, regurgitate, corn, undernourish, malnourish, overfeed, spoonfeed, force-feed, lunch, breakfast, breastfeed, bottle-feed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck, bottlefeed, inject, nutrify, aliment, nourish, range, crop, graze, pasture, introduce, pacify, implode, go off, buckle, crumple, flop, break, slump, slide down, sink, provide, supply, ply, cater, cough up, pony up, spit up, lease, let, rent, support, pay, accord, allot, grant, allow, present, submit, bestow, heap, distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, dole out, proffer, contribute, chip in, kick in, render, return, deposit, bank, concede, yield, cede, lend, loan, furnish, requite, repay, spare, give up, part with, dispense with, enfeoff, endow, dower, give out, hand out, give away, raffle, raffle off, tip, fee, bung, bequeath, will, leave, surrender, deliver, deed over, treat, donate, tender, slip, sneak, hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, turn in, get in, release, relinquish, resign, free, entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit, quote, cast, combine, tread, infect, drive home, open, open up, allow for


Grouped Verbs: sacrifice, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote, render, bring about, yield, establish, return, generate, abandon, give up, collapse, burst, impart, leave, pass on, bequeath, will, apply, afford, pay


Derivational Morphology: yield, idolatry, devotion, veneration, cultism, fan, buff, devotee, lover, commitment, allegiance, loyalty, dedication, consecration, giving, rendering, gift, self-feeder, feeder, feeding, alimentation, spring, springiness, generation, return, issue, proceeds, take, takings, payoff, fruit, output, production, cave in, subsidence, crash, collapse, donor, giver, presenter, hand, manus, mitt, paw, passage, handing over, conveyance, imparting, impartation, contribution, part, share, donation, subscriber, contributor, granter, grantee, forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice, open, surface, orifice, opening, porta


Language Translations:
Albanian: jep   Bosnian: dati  
Breton: rei   Catalan: donar  
Croatian: dati   Dutch: geven  
Esperanto: doni   Finnish: antaa  
French: donner   German: geben  
Greek: δίνω   Hebrew: נתן  
Hungarian: ad   Icelandic: gefa  
Ido: donar   Indonesian: beri  
Interlingua: dar   Italian: dare  
Japanese: あげる   Korean: 주다  
Kurdish: dan   Latin: dare  
Latvian: dot   Norwegian: gi  
Persian: دادن   Polish: dać  
Portuguese: dar   Romanian: a da  
Russian: давать   Slovene: dati  
Spanish: dar   Swedish: ge  
Tagalog: bigay   Turkish: vermek  
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