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give

give

 
 
pronunciation:
gIv
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
give away, give up, get in
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part of speech: verb
inflections: gives, giving, gave, given
definition 1: to present.
The teacher gave the students their report cards.My sister gave me a jigsaw puzzle for my birthday.
 
synonyms:
bestow, present
similar words:
accord, award, confer, donate, grant, offer, pay, render
definition 2: to hand over in return for something.
I gave him 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
definition 4: to produce.
Cows give milk.
synonyms:
produce, yield
similar words:
bear, furnish, provide, supply
definition 5: to do by movement, act, or sound.
Give a push to my car.The baby gave a cry.
similar words:
administer, deal, direct, execute
definition 6: to break under pressure.
The kids jumped up and down on the board until it gave.
synonyms:
break, collapse
similar words:
bend, buckle, cave in, crumple, fail, weaken
phrase: give away
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the quality of being able to move or bend easily.
This mattress doesn't have much give.
synonyms:
flexibility
antonyms:
rigidity
similar words:
stretch
phrase: give up
phrase: get in
derivation: giver (n.)
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