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Meaning & Definition of Give in English

English

Give

/gɪv/

noun

1. The elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

    synonym:
  • give
  • ,
  • spring
  • ,
  • springiness

verb

1. Cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense

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

2. Be the cause or source of

  • "He gave me a lot of trouble"
  • "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
    synonym:
  • yield
  • ,
  • give
  • ,
  • afford

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • give

4. Convey or reveal information

  • "Give one's name"
    synonym:
  • give

5. 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:
  • give
  • ,
  • pay

6. Organize or be responsible for

  • "Hold a reception"
  • "Have, throw, or make a party"
  • "Give a course"
    synonym:
  • hold
  • ,
  • throw
  • ,
  • have
  • ,
  • make
  • ,
  • give

7. Convey or communicate

  • Of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
  • "Throw a glance"
  • "She gave me a dirty look"
    synonym:
  • give
  • ,
  • throw

8. Give as a present

  • Make a gift of
  • "What will you give her for her birthday?"
    synonym:
  • give
  • ,
  • gift
  • ,
  • present

9. Cause to happen or be responsible for

  • "His two singles gave the team the victory"
    synonym:
  • give
  • ,
  • yield

10. Dedicate

  • "Give thought to"
  • "Give priority to"
  • "Pay attention to"
    synonym:
  • give
  • ,
  • pay
  • ,
  • devote

11. 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:
  • render
  • ,
  • yield
  • ,
  • return
  • ,
  • give
  • ,
  • generate

12. 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
  • ,
  • give
  • ,
  • pass on

13. Bring about

  • "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
    synonym:
  • establish
  • ,
  • give

14. 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?"
    synonym:
  • give

15. Emit or utter

  • "Give a gulp"
  • "Give a yelp"
    synonym:
  • give

16. Endure the loss of

  • "He gave his life for his children"
  • "I gave two sons to the war"
    synonym:
  • sacrifice
  • ,
  • give

17. 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:
  • pass
  • ,
  • hand
  • ,
  • reach
  • ,
  • pass on
  • ,
  • turn over
  • ,
  • give

18. 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:
  • give
  • ,
  • dedicate
  • ,
  • consecrate
  • ,
  • commit
  • ,
  • devote

19. Give (as medicine)

  • "I gave him the drug"
    synonym:
  • give

20. Give or convey physically

  • "She gave him first aid"
  • "I gave him a punch in the nose"
    synonym:
  • give
  • ,
  • apply

21. Bestow

  • "Give homage"
  • "Render thanks"
    synonym:
  • give
  • ,
  • render

22. Bestow, especially officially

  • "Grant a degree"
  • "Give a divorce"
  • "This bill grants us new rights"
    synonym:
  • grant
  • ,
  • give

23. Move in order to make room for someone for something

  • "The park gave way to a supermarket"
  • "`move over,' he told the crowd"
    synonym:
  • move over
  • ,
  • give way
  • ,
  • give
  • ,
  • ease up
  • ,
  • yield

24. Give food to

  • "Feed the starving children in india"
  • "Don't give the child this tough meat"
    synonym:
  • feed
  • ,
  • give

25. Contribute to some cause

  • "I gave at the office"
    synonym:
  • contribute
  • ,
  • give
  • ,
  • chip in
  • ,
  • kick in

26. 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:
  • collapse
  • ,
  • fall in
  • ,
  • cave in
  • ,
  • give
  • ,
  • give way
  • ,
  • break
  • ,
  • founder

27. Estimate the duration or outcome of something

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

28. Execute and deliver

  • "Give bond"
    synonym:
  • give

29. Deliver in exchange or recompense

  • "I'll give you three books for four cds"
    synonym:
  • give

30. Afford access to

  • "The door opens to the patio"
  • "The french doors give onto a terrace"
    synonym:
  • afford
  • ,
  • open
  • ,
  • give

31. Present to view

  • "He gave the sign to start"
    synonym:
  • give

32. Perform for an audience

  • "Pollini is giving another concert in new york"
    synonym:
  • give

33. Be flexible under stress of physical force

  • "This material doesn't give"
    synonym:
  • give
  • ,
  • yield

34. Propose

  • "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
    synonym:
  • give

35. Accord by verdict

  • "Give a decision for the plaintiff"
    synonym:
  • give

36. Manifest or show

  • "This student gives promise of real creativity"
  • "The office gave evidence of tampering"
    synonym:
  • give

37. Offer in good faith

  • "He gave her his word"
    synonym:
  • give

38. Submit for consideration, judgment, or use

  • "Give one's opinion"
  • "Give an excuse"
    synonym:
  • give

39. Guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion

  • "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"
    synonym:
  • give

40. Allow to have or take

  • "I give you two minutes to respond"
    synonym:
  • give

41. Inflict as a punishment

  • "She gave the boy a good spanking"
  • "The judge gave me 10 years"
    synonym:
  • give

42. Occur

  • "What gives?"
    synonym:
  • give

43. Consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man

  • "She gave herself to many men"
    synonym:
  • give

44. Proffer (a body part)

  • "She gave her hand to her little sister"
    synonym:
  • give

Examples of using

It doesn't give me any satisfaction to prove you wrong.
This will give you a rough idea.
The English articles are bread-and-butter important. For instance, if I ask my English friend to hold my bag for a while, and then ask to give it back by saying "Give me bag", he'll probably steal the bag of the man standing around because he didn't understand which bag was meant.