Dictionary Results for give


1. give - noun

· the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

Synonym(s): spring, springiness

Hypernym(s): elasticity, snap




2. give - verb

· cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"




3. give - verb

· be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"

Synonym(s): yield, afford

Hypernym(s): supply, provide, render, furnish




4. give - 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"

Hypernym(s): transfer

Antonym(s): take




5. give - verb

· convey or reveal information; "Give one's name"

Hypernym(s): state, say, tell




6. give - 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(s): pay

Hypernym(s): communicate, intercommunicate




7. give - verb

· organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"

Synonym(s): hold, throw, have, make

Hypernym(s): direct




8. give - verb

· convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"

Synonym(s): throw

Hypernym(s): communicate, intercommunicate




9. give - verb

· give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"

Synonym(s): gift, present




10. give - verb

· cause to happen or be responsible for; "His two singles gave the team the victory"

Synonym(s): yield

Hypernym(s): make, create




11. give - verb

· dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"

Synonym(s): pay, devote

Hypernym(s): think, cogitate, cerebrate




12. give - 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"

Synonym(s): render, yield, return, generate

Hypernym(s): produce, make, create




13. give - 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(s): impart, leave, pass_on

Hypernym(s): tell




14. give - verb

· bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"

Synonym(s): establish

Hypernym(s): make, create




15. give - 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?"

Hypernym(s): pass, hand, reach, pass_on, turn_over, give




16. give - verb

· emit or utter; "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"

Hypernym(s): utter, emit, let_out, let_loose




17. give - verb

· endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"

Synonym(s): sacrifice

Hypernym(s): release, relinquish, resign, free, give_up




18. give - 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"

Synonym(s): pass, hand, reach, pass_on, turn_over

Hypernym(s): transfer




19. give - 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"

Synonym(s): dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote

Hypernym(s): use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ




20. give - verb

· give (as medicine); "I gave him the drug"

Hypernym(s): administer, dispense




21. give - verb

· give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"

Synonym(s): apply

Hypernym(s): distribute, administer, mete_out, deal, parcel_out, lot, dispense, shell_out, deal_out, dish_out, allot, dole_out




22. give - verb

· bestow; "give homage"; "render thanks"

Synonym(s): render

Hypernym(s): communicate, intercommunicate




23. give - verb

· bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights"

Synonym(s): grant




24. give - verb

· move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"

Synonym(s): move_over, give_way, ease_up, yield

Hypernym(s): move




25. give - verb

· give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"

Synonym(s): feed

Hypernym(s): provide, supply, ply, cater




26. give - verb

· contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office"

Synonym(s): contribute, chip_in, kick_in

Hypernym(s): give




27. give - 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"

Synonym(s): collapse, fall_in, cave_in, give_way, break, founder

Hypernym(s): change




28. give - 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"

Hypernym(s): estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge




29. give - verb

· execute and deliver; "Give bond"

Hypernym(s): execute




30. give - verb

· deliver in exchange or recompense; "I'll give you three books for four CDs"

Hypernym(s): compensate, recompense, repair, indemnify




31. give - verb

· afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"

Synonym(s): afford, open




32. give - verb

· present to view; "He gave the sign to start"

Hypernym(s): show




33. give - verb

· perform for an audience; "Pollini is giving another concert in New York"

Hypernym(s): perform




34. give - verb

· be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn't give"

Synonym(s): yield

Hypernym(s): stretch




35. give - verb

· propose; "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"

Hypernym(s): toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail




36. give - verb

· accord by verdict; "give a decision for the plaintiff"

Hypernym(s): accord, allot, grant




37. give - verb

· manifest or show; "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"

Hypernym(s): express, show, evince




38. give - verb

· offer in good faith; "He gave her his word"

Hypernym(s): pledge




39. give - verb

· submit for consideration, judgment, or use; "give one's opinion"; "give an excuse"

Hypernym(s): submit




40. give - verb

· guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"

Hypernym(s): lead




41. give - verb

· allow to have or take; "I give you two minutes to respond"

Hypernym(s): permit, allow, let, countenance




42. give - verb

· inflict as a punishment; "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"

Hypernym(s): inflict, bring_down, visit, impose




43. give - verb

· occur; "what gives?"

Hypernym(s): happen, hap, go_on, pass_off, occur, pass, fall_out, come_about, take_place




44. give - verb

· consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; "She gave herself to many men"

Hypernym(s): accept, consent, go_for




45. give - verb

· proffer (a body part); "She gave her hand to her little sister"

Hypernym(s): offer, proffer





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