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give

give

 
 
pronunciation:
gIv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
give away
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gives, giving, gave, given
definition 1: to bestow or present.
 
synonyms:
bestow, present
similar words:
accord, award, confer, deal, donate, gift, grant, impart, offer, pay, render, tender, vouchsafe
definition 2: to deliver in exchange for something.
I gave a dollar for the ticket.
synonyms:
exchange
similar words:
compensate, dish out, pay, render, swap, trade
definition 3: to put into the hands of.
Give him the butter.
synonyms:
hand
antonyms:
take
similar words:
convey, deliver, fork over, furnish with, pass, present, proffer, tender
definition 4: to provide or donate.
We gave medical aid to her.
synonyms:
contribute, provide, render
antonyms:
withhold
similar words:
bequeath, bestow, consign, dispense, distribute, donate, endow, furnish, leave, present
definition 5: to convey or impart.
Give her my regards.
synonyms:
communicate, convey, impart
similar words:
deliver, send, transfer, transmit
definition 6: to produce.
Chickens give eggs.
synonyms:
produce, yield
similar words:
bear, furnish, provide, supply
definition 7: to perform in public.
She gave a piano recital.
synonyms:
perform
similar words:
present, produce
definition 8: to do by movement, act, or sound.
Give a push to my car.He gave a cry.
similar words:
administer, deal, direct, execute
definition 9: to propose or show.
Give me a reason for doing this.
synonyms:
propose
similar words:
furnish, present, provide, show
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to present something as a gift.
synonyms:
contribute, donate
similar words:
chip in, help, pitch in, provide
definition 2: to yield or collapse under pressure.
synonyms:
break, collapse, yield
antonyms:
withstand
similar words:
bend, buckle, cave in, crumple, fail, fold, weaken
definition 3: (informal) to occur; happen.
What gives?
synonyms:
happen, occur, pass
similar words:
befall, betide, come to pass
phrase: give away
 
part of speech: noun
definition: ability to yield; elasticity; flexibility.
The bed doesn't have much give.
synonyms:
flexibility
antonyms:
rigidity
similar words:
elasticity, play, resilience, spring, stretch
derivation: giver (n.)
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