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give (v)
Definition: bring about
Example: The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth.
Definition: bring about
Example: The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth.
Definition: bring about
Example: The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth.
give (v)
Definition: transmit (knowledge or skills)
Example: give a secret to the Russians. leave your name and address here. impart a new skill to the students.
Definition: transmit (knowledge or skills)
Example: give a secret to the Russians. leave your name and address here. impart a new skill to the students.
Definition: transmit (knowledge or skills)
Example: give a secret to the Russians. leave your name and address here. impart a new skill to the students.
give (v)
Definition: offer in good faith
Example: He gave her his word.
give (v)
Definition: offer in good faith
Example: He gave her his word.
give (v)
Definition: offer in good faith
Example: He gave her his word.
give (v)
Definition: execute and deliver
Example: Give bond.
give (v)
Definition: execute and deliver
Example: Give bond.
give (v)
Definition: execute and deliver
Example: Give bond.
give (v)
Definition: give or convey physically
Example: She gave him First Aid. I gave him a punch in the nose.
Definition: give or convey physically
Example: She gave him First Aid. I gave him a punch in the nose.
Definition: give or convey physically
Example: She gave him First Aid. I gave him a punch in the nose.
give (v)
Definition: accord by verdict
Example: give a decision for the plaintiff.
give (v)
Definition: accord by verdict
Example: give a decision for the plaintiff.
give (v)
Definition: accord by verdict
Example: give a decision for the plaintiff.
give (v)
Definition: convey or communicate
Example: Throw a glance. She gave me a dirty look.
Definition: convey or communicate
Example: Throw a glance. She gave me a dirty look.
Definition: convey or communicate
Example: Throw a glance. She gave me a dirty look.
give (v)
Definition: inflict as a punishment
Example: She gave the boy a good spanking. The judge gave me 10 years.
give (v)
Definition: inflict as a punishment
Example: She gave the boy a good spanking. The judge gave me 10 years.
give (v)
Definition: inflict as a punishment
Example: She gave the boy a good spanking. The judge gave me 10 years.
give (v)
Definition: place into the hands or custody of
Example: hand me the spoon, please. Turn the files over to me, please. He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers.
Definition: place into the hands or custody of
Example: hand me the spoon, please. Turn the files over to me, please. He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers.
Definition: place into the hands or custody of
Example: hand me the spoon, please. Turn the files over to me, please. He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers.
give (v)
Definition: contribute to some cause
Example: I gave at the office.
Definition: contribute to some cause
Example: I gave at the office.
Definition: contribute to some cause
Example: I gave at the office.
give (v)
Definition: give as a present
Example: What will you give her for her birthday?.
Definition: give as a present
Example: What will you give her for her birthday?.
Definition: give as a present
Example: What will you give her for her birthday?.
give (v)
Definition: propose
Example: He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party.
give (v)
Definition: propose
Example: He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party.
give (v)
Definition: propose
Example: He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party.
give (v)
Definition: leave with
Example: Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?. Can I give you the children for the weekend?.
give (v)
Definition: leave with
Example: Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?. Can I give you the children for the weekend?.
give (v)
Definition: leave with
Example: Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?. Can I give you the children for the weekend?.
give (v)
Definition: present to view
Example: He gave the sign to start.
give (v)
Definition: present to view
Example: He gave the sign to start.
give (v)
Definition: present to view
Example: He gave the sign to start.
give (v)
Definition: convey or reveal information
Example: Give one's name.
give (v)
Definition: convey or reveal information
Example: Give one's name.
give (v)
Definition: convey or reveal information
Example: Give one's name.
give (n)
Definition: the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
Definition: the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
Definition: the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
give (v)
Definition: give (as medicine)
Example: I gave him the drug.
give (v)
Definition: give (as medicine)
Example: I gave him the drug.
give (v)
Definition: give (as medicine)
Example: I gave him the drug.
give (v)
Definition: consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
Example: She gave herself to many men.
give (v)
Definition: consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
Example: She gave herself to many men.
give (v)
Definition: consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
Example: She gave herself to many men.
give (v)
Definition: dedicate
Example: give thought to. give priority to. pay attention to.
Definition: dedicate
Example: give thought to. give priority to. pay attention to.
Definition: dedicate
Example: give thought to. give priority to. pay attention to.
give (v)
Definition: convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.
Example: Don't pay him any mind. give the orders. Give him my best regards. pay attention.
Definition: convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.
Example: Don't pay him any mind. give the orders. Give him my best regards. pay attention.
Definition: convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.
Example: Don't pay him any mind. give the orders. Give him my best regards. pay attention.
give (v)
Definition: guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
Example: You gave me to think that you agreed with me.
give (v)
Definition: guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
Example: You gave me to think that you agreed with me.
give (v)
Definition: guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
Example: You gave me to think that you agreed with me.
give (v)
Definition: perform for an audience
Example: Pollini is giving another concert in New York.
give (v)
Definition: perform for an audience
Example: Pollini is giving another concert in New York.
give (v)
Definition: perform for an audience
Example: Pollini is giving another concert in New York.
give (v)
Definition: emit or utter
Example: Give a gulp. give a yelp.
give (v)
Definition: emit or utter
Example: Give a gulp. give a yelp.
give (v)
Definition: emit or utter
Example: Give a gulp. give a yelp.
give (v)
Definition: endure the loss of
Example: He gave his life for his children. I gave two sons to the war.
Definition: endure the loss of
Example: He gave his life for his children. I gave two sons to the war.
Definition: endure the loss of
Example: He gave his life for his children. I gave two sons to the war.
give (v)
Definition: move in order to make room for someone for something
Example: The park gave way to a supermarket. `Move over,' he told the crowd.
Definition: move in order to make room for someone for something
Example: The park gave way to a supermarket. `Move over,' he told the crowd.
Definition: move in order to make room for someone for something
Example: The park gave way to a supermarket. `Move over,' he told the crowd.
give (v)
Definition: cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
Example: She gave him a black eye. The draft gave me a cold.
give (v)
Definition: cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
Example: She gave him a black eye. The draft gave me a cold.
give (v)
Definition: cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
Example: She gave him a black eye. The draft gave me a cold.
give (v)
Definition: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Example: She committed herself to the work of God. give one's talents to a good cause. consecrate your life to the church.
Definition: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Example: She committed herself to the work of God. give one's talents to a good cause. consecrate your life to the church.
Definition: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Example: She committed herself to the work of God. give one's talents to a good cause. consecrate your life to the church.
give (v)
Definition: bestow
Example: give homage. render thanks.
Definition: bestow
Example: give homage. render thanks.
Definition: bestow
Example: give homage. render thanks.
give (v)
Definition: break down, literally or metaphorically
Example: 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.
Definition: break down, literally or metaphorically
Example: 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.
Definition: break down, literally or metaphorically
Example: 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.
give (v)
Definition: occur
Example: what gives?.
give (v)
Definition: occur
Example: what gives?.
give (v)
Definition: occur
Example: what gives?.
give (v)
Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Example: I gave her my money. can you give me lessons?. She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care.
give (v)
Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Example: I gave her my money. can you give me lessons?. She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care.
give (v)
Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Example: I gave her my money. can you give me lessons?. She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care.
give (v)
Definition: organize or be responsible for
Example: hold a reception. have, throw, or make a party. give a course.
Definition: organize or be responsible for
Example: hold a reception. have, throw, or make a party. give a course.
Definition: organize or be responsible for
Example: hold a reception. have, throw, or make a party. give a course.
give (v)
Definition: manifest or show
Example: This student gives promise of real creativity. The office gave evidence of tampering.
give (v)
Definition: manifest or show
Example: This student gives promise of real creativity. The office gave evidence of tampering.
give (v)
Definition: manifest or show
Example: This student gives promise of real creativity. The office gave evidence of tampering.
give (v)
Definition: submit for consideration, judgment, or use
Example: give one's opinion. give an excuse.
give (v)
Definition: submit for consideration, judgment, or use
Example: give one's opinion. give an excuse.
give (v)
Definition: submit for consideration, judgment, or use
Example: give one's opinion. give an excuse.
give (v)
Definition: afford access to
Example: the door opens to the patio. The French doors give onto a terrace.
Definition: afford access to
Example: the door opens to the patio. The French doors give onto a terrace.
Definition: afford access to
Example: the door opens to the patio. The French doors give onto a terrace.
give (v)
Definition: give or supply
Example: 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.
Definition: give or supply
Example: 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.
Definition: give or supply
Example: 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.
give (v)
Definition: allow to have or take
Example: I give you two minutes to respond.
give (v)
Definition: allow to have or take
Example: I give you two minutes to respond.
give (v)
Definition: allow to have or take
Example: I give you two minutes to respond.
give (v)
Definition: bestow, especially officially
Example: grant a degree. give a divorce. This bill grants us new rights.
Definition: bestow, especially officially
Example: grant a degree. give a divorce. This bill grants us new rights.
Definition: bestow, especially officially
Example: grant a degree. give a divorce. This bill grants us new rights.
give (v)
Definition: proffer (a body part)
Example: She gave her hand to her little sister.
give (v)
Definition: proffer (a body part)
Example: She gave her hand to her little sister.
give (v)
Definition: proffer (a body part)
Example: She gave her hand to her little sister.
give (v)
Definition: deliver in exchange or recompense
Example: I'll give you three books for four CDs.
give (v)
Definition: deliver in exchange or recompense
Example: I'll give you three books for four CDs.
give (v)
Definition: deliver in exchange or recompense
Example: I'll give you three books for four CDs.
give (v)
Definition: give food to
Example: Feed the starving children in India. don't give the child this tough meat.
Definition: give food to
Example: Feed the starving children in India. don't give the child this tough meat.
Definition: give food to
Example: Feed the starving children in India. don't give the child this tough meat.
give (v)
Definition: be flexible under stress of physical force
Example: This material doesn't give.
Definition: be flexible under stress of physical force
Example: This material doesn't give.
Definition: be flexible under stress of physical force
Example: This material doesn't give.
give (v)
Definition: estimate the duration or outcome of something
Example: He gave the patient three months to live. I gave him a very good chance at success.
give (v)
Definition: estimate the duration or outcome of something
Example: He gave the patient three months to live. I gave him a very good chance at success.
give (v)
Definition: estimate the duration or outcome of something
Example: He gave the patient three months to live. I gave him a very good chance at success.
give (v)
Definition: cause to happen or be responsible for
Example: His two singles gave the team the victory.
Definition: cause to happen or be responsible for
Example: His two singles gave the team the victory.
Definition: cause to happen or be responsible for
Example: His two singles gave the team the victory.
give (v)
Definition: be the cause or source of
Example: He gave me a lot of trouble. Our meeting afforded much interesting information.
Definition: be the cause or source of
Example: He gave me a lot of trouble. Our meeting afforded much interesting information.
Definition: be the cause or source of
Example: He gave me a lot of trouble. Our meeting afforded much interesting information.