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'give' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'give'
1. the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

'give' - used as a verb
2. cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
She gave him a black eye
The draft gave me a cold
3. be the cause or source of
He gave me a lot of trouble
4. 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
5. convey or reveal information
Give one's name
6. convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
give the orders
Give him my best regards
7. organize or be responsible for
give a course
8. convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
She gave me a dirty look
9. give as a present; make a gift of
What will you give her for her birthday?
10. cause to happen or be responsible for
His two singles gave the team the victory
11. dedicate
give thought to
give priority to
12. give or supply
13. tell or deposit (information) knowledge
give a secret to the Russians
14. bring about
15. 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?
16. emit or utter
Give a gulp
give a yelp
17. endure the loss of
He gave his life for his children
I gave two sons to the war
18. place into the hands or custody of
19. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
give one's talents to a good cause
20. give (as medicine)
I gave him the drug
21. give or convey physically
She gave him First Aid
I gave him a punch in the nose
22. bestow
give homage
23. bestow, especially officially
give a divorce
24. move in order to make room for someone for something
The park gave way to a supermarket
25. give food to
don't give the child this tough meat
26. contribute to some cause
I gave at the office
27. break down, literally or metaphorically
The wall gave in
The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice
28. estimate the duration or outcome of something
He gave the patient three months to live
I gave him a very good chance at success
29. execute and deliver
Give bond
30. deliver in exchange or recompense
I'll give you three books for four CDs
31. afford access to
The French doors give onto a terrace
32. present to view
He gave the sign to start
33. perform for an audience
Pollini is giving another concert in New York
34. be flexible under stress of physical force
This material doesn't give
35. propose
He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party
36. accord by verdict
give a decision for the plaintiff
37. manifest or show
This student gives promise of real creativity
The office gave evidence of tampering
38. offer in good faith
He gave her his word
39. submit for consideration, judgment, or use
give one's opinion
give an excuse
40. guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
You gave me to think that you agreed with me
41. allow to have or take
I give you two minutes to respond
42. inflict as a punishment
She gave the boy a good spanking
The judge gave me 10 years
43. occur
what gives?
44. consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
She gave herself to many men
45. proffer (a body part)
She gave her hand to her little sister

derived forms
1. Give / Plural
2. Give / Past
3. Give / Third Person
4. Give / Present Participle
5. Give / Past Participle
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