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Give meaning

give - 40 dictionary results

  1. 1. proffer ( a body part); " She gave her hand to her little sister"
  2. 2. occur; " what gives?"
  3. 3. dedicate; " give thought to"; " give priority to"; " pay attention to"
  4. 4. submit for consideration, judgment, or use; " give one's opinion"; " give an excuse"
  5. 5. offer in good faith; " He gave her his word"
  6. 6. legal use: accord by verdict; " give a decision for the plaintiff"
  7. 7. propose; " He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
  8. 8. perform for an audience; " Pollini is giving another concert in New York"
  9. 9. present to view; " He gave the sign to start"
  10. 10. organize or be responsible for; " hold a reception"; " have, throw, or make a party"; " give a course"
  11. 11. 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"
  12. 12. 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?"
  13. 13. 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"
  14. 14. convey or reveal information; " Give one's name"
  15. 15. give ( as medicine); " I gave him the drug"
  16. 16. cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; " She gave him a black eye"; " The draft gave me a cold"
  17. 17. bestow, especially officially; " grant a degree"; " give a divorce"; " This bill grants us new rights"
  18. 18. deliver in exchange or recompense; " I'll give you three books for four CDs"
  19. 19. emit or utter; " Give a gulp"; " give a yelp"
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy.
  22. 22. To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks.
  23. 23. To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc.
  24. 24. To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission.
  25. 25. 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.
  26. 26. To allow or admit by way of supposition.
  27. 27. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
  28. 28. To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain.
  29. 29. To pledge; as, to give one's word.
  30. 30. To give a gift or gifts.
  31. 31. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.
  32. 32. To become soft or moist.
  33. 33. To move; to recede.
  34. 34. To shed tears; to weep.
  35. 35. To have a misgiving.
  36. 36. To open; to lead.
  37. 37. To afford a view of; as, his window gave the park.
  38. 38. 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.
  39. 39. To cause; to make; - with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc.
  40. 40. To bestow; yield; permit; pay.

give - examples of usage

  1. Who wouldn't give way?
  2. " Oh, give in, heigh! - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  3. They will have to give in. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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