1. [ verb ] cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense

: "She gave him a black eye" "The draft gave me a cold"

Related terms: infect deliver yield
2. [ verb ] be the cause or source of
Synonyms: afford yield

"He gave me a lot of trouble" "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"

Related terms: supply leave open
3. [ verb ] 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"

Related terms: take transfer pay supply offer provide contribute allow support support render present distribute lend accord spare concede deposit lease requite bestow heap enfeoff cough_up refund giving have must
4. [ verb ] convey or reveal information

"Give one's name"

Related terms: state cast name quote impart giving
5. [ verb ] convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
Synonyms: pay

"Don't pay him any mind" "give the orders" "Give him my best regards" "pay attention"

Related terms: communicate offer
6. [ verb ] organize or be responsible for
Synonyms: hold have make throw

"hold a reception," "have, throw, or make a party", "give a course", etc.

Related terms: direct
7. [ verb ] convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
Synonyms: throw

"Throw a glance" "She gave me a dirty look"

Related terms: communicate
8. [ verb ] give as a present; make a gift of
Synonyms: present gift

"What will you give her for her birthday?"

Related terms: bequeath donate give_away treat surrender endow tender render tip raffle grant donor giving giving
9. [ verb ] bring about
Synonyms: yield bring_about

"His two singles gave the team the victory"

Related terms: make render
10. [ verb ] as in the expressions "give thought to"
Synonyms: devote pay

"give priority to", etc.

Related terms: think sacrifice
11. [ verb ] give or supply
Synonyms: yield generate render return

"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"

Related terms: produce establish output yield generation output
12. [ verb ] tell or deposit (information) knowledge
Synonyms: impart pass_on leave

"give a secret to the Russians" "leave your name and address here"

Related terms: tell bequeath conveyance
13. [ verb ] bring about
Synonyms: establish

"The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"

Related terms: make introduce pacify render
14. [ verb ] 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?"

Related terms: pass
15. [ verb ] place into the hands or custody of
Synonyms: hand pass turn_over pass_on reach

"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

Related terms: transfer release entrust hand_over entrust slip deal impart communicate hand_over give_away relegate pass_on hand_down hand passage
16. [ verb ] emit or utter

"Give a gulp" "give a yelp"

Related terms: utter
17. [ verb ] endure the loss of
Synonyms: sacrifice

"He gave his life for his children" "I gave two sons to the war"

Related terms: release
18. [ verb ] give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Synonyms: devote commit dedicate consecrate

"She committed herself to the work of God" "give one's talents to a good cause" "consecrate your life to the church"

Related terms: use implement rededicate vow apply sacrifice dedication commitment idolatry consecration dedication
19. [ verb ] bestow
Synonyms: render

"give hommage" "render thanks"

Related terms: communicate dedicate
20. [ verb ] give or convey physically
Synonyms: apply

: "She gave him First Aid" "I gave him a punch in the nose"

Related terms: distribute administer tread
21. [ verb ] give, as of medicine

"I gave him the drug"

Related terms: administer administer
22. [ verb ] (food) give food to
Synonyms: feed grub

"Feed the starving children in India" "don't give the child this tough meat"

Related terms: starve provide nutrify overfeed fodder force-feed inject spoonfeed slop dine lunch breakfast regurgitate breastfeed bottlefeed corn graze undernourish crop scavenge feeding eat
23. [ verb ] bestow, esp. officially
Synonyms: grant

"grant a degree" "give a divorce" "This bill grants us new rights"

Related terms: granter grantee
24. [ verb ] move in order to make room for someone for something
Synonyms: give_way move_over yield ease_up

"The park gave way to a supermarket" "`Move over,' he told the crowd"

Related terms: move abandon
25. [ verb ] contribute to some cause
Synonyms: contribute kick_in chip_in

"I gave at the office"

Related terms: pool contribution subscriber giving
26. [ noun ] (physics) the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
Synonyms: spring springiness
Related terms: elasticity
27. [ verb ] estimate the duration or outcome of something

"He gave the patient three months to live" "I gave him a very good chance at success"

Related terms: estimate
28. [ verb ] break down, literally or metaphorically
Synonyms: collapse fall_in cave_in give_way founder break

"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"

Related terms: change flop buckle slump break implode abandon collapse cave_in
29. [ verb ] legal use: accord by verdict

"give a decision for the plaintiff"

Related terms: accord
30. [ verb ] propose

"He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"

Related terms: toast
31. [ verb ] allow to have or take

"I give you two minutes to respond"

Related terms: permit
32. [ verb ] inflict as a punishment

"She gave the boy a good spanking" "The judge gave me 10 years"

Related terms: inflict
33. [ verb ] be flexible under stress of physical force
Synonyms: yield

"This material doesn't give"

Related terms: stretch yield spring
34. [ verb ] guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion

: "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"

Related terms: lead
35. [ verb ] (business) deliver in exchange or recompense

: "I'll give you three books for four CDs"

Related terms: compensate
36. [ verb ] (law) execute and deliver

"Give bond"

Related terms: execute
37. [ verb ] submit for consideration, judgment, or use

"give one's opinion" 'give an excuse"

Related terms: submit
38. [ verb ] stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.
Synonyms: abandon give_up

"He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage" "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"

Related terms: collapse move_over
39. [ verb ] occur

"what gives?" (slang)

Related terms: anticipate happen cant
40. [ verb ] (performing arts) perform for an audience

"Pollini is giving another concert in New York"

Related terms: perform performing_arts
41. [ verb ] present to view

"He gave the sign to start"

Related terms: show
42. [ verb ] afford access to
Synonyms: open afford

"the door opens to the patio" "The French doors give onto a terrace"

Related terms: orifice open
43. [ verb ] offer in good faith

"He gave her his word"

Related terms: pledge
44. [ verb ] manifest or show

"This student gives promise of real creativity" "The office gave evidence of tampering"

Related terms: express
45. [ verb ] consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man

"She gave herself to many men"

Related terms: accept
46. [ verb ] proffer, as of a body part

"She gave her hand to her little sister"

Related terms: offer
Similar spelling:   Gipe