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English noun: give

1. give (attribute) the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length


Synonymsspring, springiness


Broader (hypernym)elasticity, snap


English verb: give

1. give (possession) cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense


SamplesShe gave him a black eye.
The draft gave me a cold.


ExamplesThey give the food to the people, They give the people the food


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something


Narrower (hyponym)award, deliver, drive home, grant, infect


Verb groupafford, give, yield

2. give (possession) be the cause or source of


SamplesHe gave me a lot of trouble.
Our meeting afforded much interesting information.


Synonymsafford, yield


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply


Narrower (hyponym)allow, allow for, leave, open, open up, provide


Verb groupgive

3. give (possession) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody


SamplesI gave her my money.
Can you give me lessons?.
She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Narrower (hyponym)accord, administer, allot, allot, allow, bank, bestow, cater, cede, chip in, concede, contribute, cough up, deal, deal out, deposit, dish out, dispense, dispense with, distribute, dole out, enfeoff, furnish, give, give up, grant, grant, grant, heap, kick in, lease, lend, let, loan, lot, mete out, offer, parcel out, part with, pay, ply, pony up, present, proffer, provide, provide, render, render, rent, repay, requite, return, shell out, spare, spit up, submit, supply, supply, support, vest, yield


Causehave, have got, hold


Antonymstake

4. give (possession) convey or reveal information


SamplesGive one's name.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell


Narrower (hyponym)cast, quote


Verb groupgive, impart, leave, pass on

5. give (communication) convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow


SamplesDon't pay him any mind.
Give the orders.
Give him my best regards.
Pay attention.


Synonymspay


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)extend, offer

6. give (creation) organize or be responsible for


SamplesHold a reception.
Have, throw, or make a party.
Give a course.


Synonymshave, hold, make, throw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)direct

7. give (communication) convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture


SamplesThrow a glance.
She gave me a dirty look.


Synonymsthrow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

8. give (possession) give as a present; make a gift of


SamplesWhat will you give her for her birthday?.


Synonymsgift, present


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Narrower (hyponym)bequeath, bung, cede, deed over, deliver, distribute, donate, dower, endow, fee, give away, give out, give up, grant, hand out, leave, pass out, raffle, raffle off, render, submit, surrender, tender, tip, treat, will

9. give (creation) cause to happen or be responsible for


SamplesHis two singles gave the team the victory.


Synonymsyield


Pattern of useSomething ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Verb groupgenerate, give, render, return, yield

10. give (cognition) dedicate


SamplesGive thought to.
Give priority to.
Pay attention to.


Synonymsdevote, pay


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think


Verb groupgive, sacrifice

11. give (creation) give or supply


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsgenerate, render, return, yield


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce


Verb groupestablish, give, give, yield

12. give (possession) transmit (knowledge or skills)


SamplesGive a secret to the Russians.
Leave your name and address here.
Impart a new skill to the students.


Synonymsimpart, leave, pass on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)tell


Narrower (hyponym)convey


Verb groupbequeath, give, leave, will

13. give (creation) bring about


SamplesThe trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth.


Synonymsestablish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)introduce, pacify


Verb groupgenerate, give, render, return, yield

14. give (possession) leave with; give temporarily


SamplesCan I give you my keys while I go in the pool?.
Can I give you the children for the weekend?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over

15. give (social) emit or utter


SamplesGive a gulp.
Give a yelp.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

16. give (possession) endure the loss of


SamplesHe gave his life for his children.
I gave two sons to the war.


Synonymssacrifice


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)free, give up, release, relinquish, resign


Verb groupcommit, consecrate, dedicate, devote, devote, give, give, pay

17. give (possession) place into the hands or custody of


SamplesHand me the spoon, please.
Turn the files over to me, please.
He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers.


ExamplesThey give the parcel to their parents, They give them the parcel


Synonymshand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Narrower (hyponym)commit, confide, deal, deliver, entrust, entrust, fork out, fork over, fork up, free, give, give up, hand over, intrust, leave, release, relinquish, render, resign, slip, sneak, trust, turn in

18. give (communication) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause


SamplesShe committed herself to the work of God.
Give one's talents to a good cause.
Consecrate your life to the church.


Synonymscommit, consecrate, dedicate, devote


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize


Narrower (hyponym)apply, consecrate, rededicate, vow


Verb groupgive, give, sacrifice

19. give (possession) give (as medicine)


SamplesI gave him the drug.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)administer, dispense


Verb groupapply, give, give

20. give (possession) give or convey physically


SamplesShe gave him First Aid.
I gave him a punch in the nose.


Synonymsapply


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)administer, allot, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out, shell out


Narrower (hyponym)administer, tread


Verb groupgive

21. give (communication) bestow


SamplesGive homage.
Render thanks.


Synonymsrender


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)dedicate


Verb groupgive

22. give (possession) bestow, especially officially


SamplesGrant a degree.
Give a divorce.
This bill grants us new rights.


Synonymsgrant


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

23. give (motion) move in order to make room for someone for something


SamplesThe park gave way to a supermarket.
`Move over,' he told the crowd.


Synonymsease up, give way, move over, yield


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move


Verb groupabandon, give up

24. give (consumption) give food to


SamplesFeed the starving children in India.
Don't give the child this tough meat.


Synonymsfeed


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply


Narrower (hyponym)aliment, bottlefeed, breakfast, breastfeed, corn, crop, dine, fodder, force-feed, give suck, graze, inject, lactate, lunch, malnourish, nourish, nurse, nutrify, overfeed, pasture, range, regurgitate, scavenge, slop, spoonfeed, suck, suckle, swill, undernourish, wet-nurse


Causeeat


Antonymsfamish, starve

25. give (possession) contribute to some cause


SamplesI gave at the office.


Synonymschip in, contribute, kick in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)combine

26. give (motion) break down, literally or metaphorically


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsbreak, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give way


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)break, buckle, crumple, flop, go off, implode, sink, slide down, slump


Verb groupabandon, burst, collapse, give up

27. give (cognition) estimate the duration or outcome of something


SamplesHe gave the patient three months to live.
I gave him a very good chance at success.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge

28. give (social) execute and deliver


SamplesGive bond.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)execute

29. give (possession) deliver in exchange or recompense


SamplesI'll give you three books for four CDs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)compensate, indemnify, recompense, repair

30. give (possession) afford access to


SamplesThe door opens to the patio.
The French doors give onto a terrace.


Synonymsafford, open


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

31. give (creation) present to view


SamplesHe gave the sign to start.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)show


Verb groupgive

32. give (creation) perform for an audience


SamplesPollini is giving another concert in New York.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)perform


Verb groupgive


Domain categoryperforming arts

33. give (contact) be flexible under stress of physical force


SamplesThis material doesn't give.


Synonymsyield


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)stretch

34. give (consumption) propose


SamplesHe gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)drink, pledge, salute, toast, wassail

35. give (communication) accord by verdict


SamplesGive a decision for the plaintiff.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accord, allot, grant


Verb groupgive, give, render


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

36. give (communication) manifest or show


SamplesThis student gives promise of real creativity.
The office gave evidence of tampering.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)evince, express, show

37. give (communication) offer in good faith


SamplesHe gave her his word.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pledge


Verb groupcommit, consecrate, dedicate, devote, give

38. give (communication) submit for consideration, judgment, or use


SamplesGive one's opinion.
Give an excuse.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)subject, submit

39. give (communication) guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion


SamplesYou gave me to think that you agreed with me.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)lead

40. give (communication) allow to have or take


SamplesI give you two minutes to respond.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit

41. give (communication) inflict as a punishment


SamplesShe gave the boy a good spanking.
The judge gave me 10 years.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)bring down, impose, inflict, visit


Verb groupgive, give

42. give (change) occur


SamplesWhat gives?.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place


Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

43. give (body) consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man


SamplesShe gave herself to many men.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)accept, consent, go for


Verb groupgive

44. give (body) proffer (a body part)


SamplesShe gave her hand to her little sister.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)offer, proffer


Verb groupgive









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