HyperDic: give

English > 45 senses of the word give:
NOUNattributegive, spring, springinessthe elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
VERBpossessiongivecause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
possessiongive, yield, affordbe the cause or source of
possessiongivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
possessiongiveconvey or reveal information
communicationgive, payconvey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.
creationgive, hold, throw, have, makeorganize or be responsible for
communicationgive, throwconvey or communicate
possessiongive, gift, presentgive as a present
creationgive, yieldcause to happen or be responsible for
cognitiongive, pay, devotededicate
creationgive, render, yield, return, generategive or supply
possessiongive, impart, leave, pass ontransmit (knowledge or skills)
creationgive, establishbring about
possessiongiveleave with
socialgiveemit or utter
possessiongive, sacrificeendure the loss of
possessiongive, pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn overplace into the hands or custody of
communicationgive, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devotegive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
possessiongivegive (as medicine)
possessiongive, applygive or convey physically
communicationgive, renderbestow
possessiongive, grantbestow, especially officially
motiongive, move over, give way, ease up, yieldmove in order to make room for someone for something
consumptiongive, feedgive food to
possessiongive, contribute, chip in, kick incontribute to some cause
motiongive, collapse, fall in, cave in, give way, break, founderbreak down, literally or metaphorically
cognitiongiveestimate the duration or outcome / outcome of something
socialgiveexecute and deliver
possessiongivedeliver in exchange or recompense
possessiongive, afford, openafford access to
creationgivepresent to view
creationgiveperform for an audience
contactgive, yieldbe flexible under stress of physical force
consumptiongivepropose
communicationgiveaccord by verdict
communicationgivemanifest or show
communicationgiveoffer in good faith
communicationgivesubmit for consideration, judgment, or use
communicationgiveguide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
communicationgiveallow to have or take
communicationgiveinflict as a punishment
changegiveoccur
bodygiveconsent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
bodygiveproffer (a body part)
give > pronunciation
Soundsgih'v
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > give: 45 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length.
Synonymsspring, springiness
Broaderelasticity, snapThe tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
Verbsgivebe flexible under stress of physical force
English > give: 45 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningCause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something
ModelThey give the food to the people; They give the people the food
Narroweraward, grantGive as judged due or on the basis of merit
deliver, drive homecarry out or perform
infectCommunicate a disease to
Similar toyield, give, affordBe the cause or source of
Spanishcausar, dar, dispensar, entregar, propinar
Catalancausar, dispensar, donar, entregar, propinar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningBe the cause or source of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsyield, afford
Narrowerleave, allow for, allow, providemake a possibility or provide opportunity for
open, open upmake available
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Similar togiveCause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
Spanishceder, dar, proporcionar
Catalancedir, proporcionar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningtransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example "can you give me lessons?"
Cause tohave, have got, holdHave or possess / possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Entailed bysellExchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
Narroweraccord, allot, grantAllow to have
allow, grantLet have
bestowGive as a gift
concede, yield, cede, grantGive over
contribute, give, chip in, kick incontribute to some cause
cough up, pony up, spit upGive reluctantly
deposit, bankput into a bank account
distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole outAdminister or bestow, as in small portions
enfeoffput in possession of land in exchange for a pledge of service, in feudal society
heapbestow in large quantities
lease, let, rentgrant / grant / grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
lend, loanGive temporarily
offer, profferPresent for acceptance or rejection
payGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
present, submithand over formally
provide, supply, ply, caterGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
render, returngive back
requite, repaymake repayment / repayment for or return something
spare, give up, part with, dispense withGive up what is not strictly needed
supply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
supportsupport materially or financially
vestplace (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons
BroadertransferCause to change ownership
See alsogive backpay back
OppositetakeTake into one's possession
Spanishdar, dispensar, donar, entregar, otorgar, propinar, regalar
Catalandispensar, donar, entregar, propinar, regalar
Nounsgiverperson who makes a gift of property
givingthe act of giving
givingdisposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return
English > give: 45 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningconvey or reveal information.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Give one's name"
NarrowercastDeposit
quotename the price of
Broaderstate, say, tellExpress in words / words
Similar toimpart, leave, give, pass onTransmit (knowledge or skills)
Spanishdar
Nounsgivingthe imparting of news or promises etc.
English > give: 45 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningconvey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Examples
  • "give the orders"
  • "Give him my best regards"
Synonympay
Narroweroffer, extendoffer verbally
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishdar, prestar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 6, creation
Meaningorganize or be responsible for.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "give a course"
Synonymshold, throw, have, make
BroaderdirectBe in charge of
Spanishdar, dispensar, entregar, hacer, propinar
Catalandispensar, donar, entregar, propinar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 7, communication
Meaningconvey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something
Synonymthrow
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishechar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 8, possession
MeaningGive as a present; make a gift of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example"What will you give her for her birthday?"
Synonymsgift, present
Narrowerbequeath, will, leaveLeave or give by will after one's death
distribute, give out, hand out, pass outGive to several people
donateGive to a charity / charity or good cause
endow, dowerFurnish with an endowment
give awaymake a gift of
grant, deed overtransfer by deed
raffle, raffle offdispose of in a lottery
regiftGive a present that one has received to someone else
render, submitmake over as a return
surrender, cede, deliver, give uprelinquish possession or control over
tenderoffer or present for acceptance
tip, fee, bungGive a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
treatProvide with a gift or entertainment
Spanishdar, dispensar, donar, entregar, obsequiar, presentar, propinar, regalar
Catalandispensar, donar, entregar, obsequiar, presentar, propinar, regalar
Nounsgiverperson who makes a gift of property
givingdisposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return
English > give: 45 senses > verb 9, creation
MeaningCause to happen or be responsible for.
PatternSomething ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymyield
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Similar torender, yield, return, give, generateGive or supply
Spanisharrojar, dar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 10, cognition
Meaningdedicate.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "give thought to"
  • "give priority to"
Synonymspay, devote
Broaderthink, cogitate, cerebrateUse or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
Similar tosacrifice, giveendure the loss of
Spanishdar, dedicar, prestar
Catalandedicar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 11, creation
MeaningGive or supply.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsrender, yield, return, generate
Broaderproduce, make, createcreate or manufacture a man-made product
Similar toestablish, givebring about
give, yieldCause to happen or be responsible for
Spanishdar, generar, producir
Catalangenerar, produir
English > give: 45 senses > verb 12, possession
MeaningTransmit (knowledge or skills).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example"give a secret to the Russians"
Synonymsimpart, leave, pass on
Narrowerconveymake known
BroadertellLet something be known
Similar tobequeath, will, leaveLeave or give by will after one's death
giveconvey or reveal information
Spanishcomunicar, dar, impartir, transmitir, trasmitir
Catalancomunicar, transmetre
Nounsgivingthe imparting of news or promises etc.
English > give: 45 senses > verb 13, creation
Meaningbring about.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymestablish
Narrowerintroducebring in or establish in a new place or environment
pacifyfight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Similar torender, yield, return, give, generateGive or supply
Spanishdar, establecer
English > give: 45 senses > verb 14, possession
MeaningLeave with; give temporarily.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something
Examples
  • "Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?"
  • "Can I give you the children for the weekend?"
Broaderpass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, giveplace into the hands or custody of
Spanishdar, dejar, dispensar, entregar, propinar
Catalandeixar, dispensar, entregar, propinar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 15, social
Meaningemit or utter.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "Give a gulp"
  • "give a yelp"
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly
Spanishhacer
Catalanfer
English > give: 45 senses > verb 16, possession
Meaningendure the loss of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymsacrifice
Broaderrelease, relinquish, resign, free, give upPart with a possession or right
Similar togive, pay, devotededicate
give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devoteGive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Spanishdar, sacrificar
Catalandonar, sacrificar-se, sacrificar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 17, possession
Meaningplace into the hands or custody of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
ModelThey give the parcel to their parents; They give them the parcel
Synonymspass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over
NarrowerdealGive (a specific card) to a player
entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commitconfer a trust upon
entrust, leaveput into the care or protection of someone
giveLeave with
hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, turn in, deliver, renderTo surrender / surrender someone or something to another
release, relinquish, resign, free, give upPart with a possession or right
slip, sneakPass on stealthily
BroadertransferCause to change ownership
Spanishacercar, alcanzar, ceder, dar, dispensar, entregar, pasar, propinar, traspasar
Catalanacostar, apropar, aproximar, cedir, dispensar, donar, entregar, lliurar, passar, propinar, traspassar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 18, communication
MeaningGive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Example "give one's talents to a good cause"
Synonymsdedicate, consecrate, commit, devote
Narrowerapplyapply oneself to
rededicatededicate anew
vow, consecratededicate to a deity by a vow
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Similar togiveoffer in good faith
sacrifice, giveendure the loss of
Spanishcomprometer, consagrarse, consagrar, dedicarse, dedicar
Catalanconsagrar-se, consagrar, dedicar-se, dedicar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 19, possession
MeaningGive (as medicine).
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody
Broaderadminister, dispenseGive or apply (medications)
Similar togiveinflict as a punishment
give, applyGive or convey physically
Spanishdispensar, entregar, propinar
Catalandispensar, entregar, propinar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 20, possession
MeaningGive or convey physically.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymapply
Entailed byadminister, dispenseGive or apply (medications)
NarroweradministerPerform (a church sacrament) ritually
treadapply (the tread) to a tire
Broaderdistribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole outAdminister or bestow, as in small portions
Similar togiveGive (as medicine)
Spanishaplicar, dar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 21, communication
Meaningbestow.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody
Example"give homage"
Synonymrender
Narrowerdedicateinscribe or address by way of compliment
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Similar togiveaccord by verdict
Spanishdar, donar, prestar
Catalandonar, lliurar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 22, possession
Meaningbestow, especially officially.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example "give a divorce"
Synonymgrant
Spanishadjudicar, conceder, conferir, dar, otorgar
Catalanadjudicar, atorgar, concedir, conferir
English > give: 45 senses > verb 23, motion
MeaningMove in order to make room for someone for something.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsmove over, give way, ease up, yield
Caused byretire, strike outCause to get out
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar toabandon, give upstop maintaining or insisting on
Spanishapartar, retirar
Catalancedir
English > give: 45 senses > verb 24, consumption
MeaningGive food to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example "don't give the child this tough meat"
Synonymfeed
Cause toeattake in solid food
Entailed byboardProvide food and lodging (for)
fatten, fat, flesh out, fill out, plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten upmake fat or plump
Narrowerbottlefeedfeed (infants) with a bottle
breakfastProvide breakfast for
breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suckgive suck to
cornfeed (cattle) with corn
crop, graze, pastureLet feed in a field or pasture or meadow
dineGive dinner to
fodderGive fodder (to domesticated animals)
force-feedfeed someone who will not or cannot eat
injectfeed intravenously
lunchProvide a midday meal for
nutrify, aliment, nourishGive nourishment to
overfeedfeed excessively
rangeLet eat
regurgitatefeed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food
scavengefeed on carrion or refuse
slop, swillfeed pigs
spoonfeedfeed with a spoon
undernourish, malnourishProvide with insufficient quality or quantity of nourishment
Broaderprovide, supply, ply, caterGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
Oppositestarve, famishdeprive of food
Spanishalimentar, dispensar, entregar, propinar, sustentar
Catalanalimentar, dispensar, entregar, propinar, sustentar
Nounsgivingthe act of giving
English > give: 45 senses > verb 25, possession
Meaningcontribute to some cause.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymscontribute, chip in, kick in
Narrowercombineadd together from different sources
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishaportar, conceder, contribuir, donar
Catalanaportar, contribuir, donar
Nounsgivingthe act of giving
givingdisposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return
English > give: 45 senses > verb 26, motion
Meaningbreak down, literally or metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymscollapse, fall in, cave in, give way, break, founder
Caused bycollapse, burstCause to burst
Narrowerbreakcurl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
buckle, crumpleFold or collapse
flopfall loosely
implode, go offBurst inward / inward
slump, slide down, sinkfall or sink heavily
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar toabandon, give upstop maintaining or insisting on
collapse, burstCause to burst
Spanishcaer, ceder, colapsar, derrumbarse, desplomarse, desplomar, irse a pique, romperse
Catalandesplomar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 27, cognition
MeaningEstimate the duration or outcome / outcome of something.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something
Broaderestimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judgejudge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
English > give: 45 senses > verb 28, social
Meaningexecute and deliver.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Give bond"
Broaderexecutecarry out the legalities of
Spanishestablecer
English > give: 45 senses > verb 29, possession
Meaningdeliver in exchange or recompense.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Example"I'll give you three books for four CDs"
Broadercompensate, recompense, repair, indemnifymake amends for
Spanishdar, dispensar, entregar, propinar
Catalandispensar, entregar, propinar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 30, possession
Meaningafford access to.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example "The French doors give onto a terrace"
Synonymsafford, open
Spanishdar, permitir
Catalanpermetre
English > give: 45 senses > verb 31, creation
MeaningPresent to view.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadershowmake visible or noticeable
Similar togivePerform for an audience
Spanishdar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 32, creation
MeaningPerform for an audience.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categoryperforming artsarts or skills that require public performance
BroaderperformGive a performance (of something)
Similar togivePresent to view
English > give: 45 senses > verb 33, contact
MeaningBe flexible under stress of physical force.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"This material doesn't give"
Synonymyield
BroaderstretchBecome longer by being stretched and pulled
See alsogive inconsent reluctantly
Nounsgivethe elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
English > give: 45 senses > verb 34, consumption
MeaningPropose.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadertoast, drink, pledge, salute, wassailPropose a toast to
Spanishdar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 35, communication
Meaningaccord by verdict.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"give a decision for the plaintiff"
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderaccord, allot, grantAllow to have
Similar togive, renderbestow
giveinflict as a punishment
English > give: 45 senses > verb 36, communication
Meaningmanifest or show.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"This student gives promise of real creativity"
Broaderexpress, show, evinceGive expression / expression to
English > give: 45 senses > verb 37, communication
Meaningoffer in good faith.
PatternSomebody ----s something
BroaderpledgeGive as a guarantee
Similar togive, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devoteGive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Spanishdar
Nounsgivingthe imparting of news or promises etc.
English > give: 45 senses > verb 38, communication
Meaningsubmit for consideration, judgment, or use.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Examples
  • "give one's opinion"
  • "give an excuse"
Broadersubmitrefer for judgment or consideration
English > give: 45 senses > verb 39, communication
MeaningGuide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
BroaderleadCause to undertake a certain action / action
English > give: 45 senses > verb 40, communication
MeaningAllow to have or take.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody
Example"I give you two minutes to respond"
Broaderpermit, allow, let, countenanceconsent to, give permission
English > give: 45 senses > verb 41, communication
Meaninginflict as a punishment.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody
Broaderinflict, bring down, visit, imposeimpose something unpleasant
Similar togiveaccord by verdict
giveGive (as medicine)
Spanishdar
English > give: 45 senses > verb 42, change
MeaningOccur.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"what gives?"
Broaderhappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
Usage ofslang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
English > give: 45 senses > verb 43, body
Meaningconsent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody
Broaderaccept, consent, go forGive an affirmative reply to
Similar togiveproffer (a body part)
English > give: 45 senses > verb 44, body
Meaningproffer (a body part).
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody
Broaderoffer, profferPresent for acceptance or rejection
Similar togiveconsent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
Spanishdar

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