give
noun.
the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
verb.
cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
She gave him a black eye|The draft gave me a cold
verb.
be the cause or source of
He gave me a lot of trouble|Our meeting afforded much interesting information
Synonym: afford, yield
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
verb.
convey or reveal information
Give one's name
verb.
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
Synonym: pay
verb.
organize or be responsible for
hold a reception|have, throw, or make a party|give a course
Synonym: throw, make, hold, have
verb.
convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
Throw a glance|She gave me a dirty look
Synonym: throw
verb.
give as a present; make a gift of
What will you give her for her birthday?
Synonym: gift, present
verb.
cause to happen or be responsible for
His two singles gave the team the victory
Synonym: yield
verb.
dedicate
give thought to|give priority to|pay attention to
Synonym: devote, pay
verb.
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
verb.
transmit (knowledge or skills)
give a secret to the Russians|leave your name and address here|impart a new skill to the students
Synonym: impart, leave, pass on
verb.
bring about
The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth
Synonym: establish
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?
verb.
emit or utter
Give a gulp|give a yelp
verb.
endure the loss of
He gave his life for his children|I gave two sons to the war
Synonym: sacrifice
verb.
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
verb.
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
verb.
give (as medicine)
I gave him the drug
verb.
give or convey physically
She gave him First Aid|I gave him a punch in the nose
Synonym: apply
verb.
bestow
give homage|render thanks
Synonym: render
verb.
bestow, especially officially
grant a degree|give a divorce|This bill grants us new rights
Synonym: grant
verb.
move in order to make room for someone for something
The park gave way to a supermarket|`Move over,' he told the crowd
verb.
give food to
Feed the starving children in India|don't give the child this tough meat
Synonym: feed
verb.
contribute to some cause
I gave at the office
verb.
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
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
verb.
execute and deliver
Give bond
verb.
deliver in exchange or recompense
I'll give you three books for four CDs
verb.
afford access to
the door opens to the patio|The French doors give onto a terrace
Synonym: afford, open
verb.
present to view
He gave the sign to start
verb.
perform for an audience
Pollini is giving another concert in New York
verb.
be flexible under stress of physical force
This material doesn't give
Synonym: yield
verb.
propose
He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party
verb.
accord by verdict
give a decision for the plaintiff
verb.
manifest or show
This student gives promise of real creativity|The office gave evidence of tampering
verb.
offer in good faith
He gave her his word
verb.
submit for consideration, judgment, or use
give one's opinion|give an excuse
verb.
guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
You gave me to think that you agreed with me
verb.
allow to have or take
I give you two minutes to respond
verb.
inflict as a punishment
She gave the boy a good spanking|The judge gave me 10 years
verb.
occur
what gives?
verb.
consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
She gave herself to many men
verb.
proffer (a body part)
She gave her hand to her little sister
Antonym: take