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English noun: have

1. have (person) a person who possesses great material wealth


Synonymsrich person, wealthy person


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)affluent, billionaire, Croesus, fat cat, man of means, millionaire, millionairess, multi-billionaire, plutocrat, rich man, wealthy man


English verb: have

1. have (possession) have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense


SamplesShe has $1,000 in the bank.
He has got two beautiful daughters.
She holds a Master's degree from Harvard.


ExamplesThey have the money


Synonymshave got, hold


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


Narrower (hyponym)bear, carry, carry, exert, hold, hold on, keep, keep, keep, keep, keep, maintain, maintain, maintain, monopolise, monopolize, stock, stockpile, sustain, wield


Verb groupfeature, have

2. have (stative) have as a feature


SamplesThis restaurant features the most famous chefs in France.


Synonymsfeature


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)abound, bear, bear, boast, brim, bristle, bristle, burst, carry, carry, carry, carry, combine, feature, give off, imply, involve, pack, possess, read, say, sport, star, take, unite, wear, wear, wear


Verb grouphave, have, have got, hold, own, possess


Antonymslack, miss

3. have (perception) go through (mental or physical states or experiences)


SamplesGet an idea.
Experience vertigo.
Get nauseous.
Receive injuries.
Have a feeling.


Synonymsexperience, get, receive


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


Broader (hypernym)undergo


Narrower (hyponym)get, have, horripilate, suffer, sustain, take


Entailcomprehend, perceive

4. have (possession) have ownership or possession of


SamplesHe owns three houses in Florida.
How many cars does she have?.


Synonymsown, possess


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)prepossess


Verb groupfeature, have

5. have (change) cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition


SamplesHe got his squad on the ball.
This let me in for a big surprise.
He got a girl into trouble.


Synonymsget, let


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


Broader (hypernym)get, make

6. have (consumption) serve oneself to, or consume regularly


SamplesHave another bowl of chicken soup!.
I don't take sugar in my coffee.


ExamplesThey have the cake with sugar


Synonymsconsume, ingest, take, take in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)booze, cannibalise, cannibalize, do drugs, drink, drink, drug, eat, eat, eat, feed, fill, fuddle, get down, habituate, hit, imbibe, partake, replete, sample, sate, satiate, smoke, sop up, suck in, sup, swallow, take in, take up, taste, touch, try, try out, use


Antonymsdesist, abstain, refrain

7. have (social) have a personal or business relationship with someone


SamplesHave a postdoc.
Have an assistant.
Have a lover.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)interact

8. have (creation) organize or be responsible for


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


Synonymsgive, hold, make, throw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)direct

9. have (possession) have left


SamplesI have two years left.
I don't have any money left.
They have two more years before they retire.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)leave

10. have (stative) be confronted with


SamplesWhat do we have here?.
Now we have a fine mess.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

11. have (change) undergo


SamplesThe stocks had a fast run-up.


Synonymsexperience


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)encounter, meet, receive

12. have (body) suffer from; be ill with


SamplesShe has arthritis.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hurt, suffer


Verb groupget, have, suffer, sustain

13. have (communication) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner


SamplesThe ads induced me to buy a VCR.
My children finally got me to buy a computer.
My wife made me buy a new sofa.


Synonymscause, get, induce, make, stimulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE


Narrower (hyponym)bring, compel, decide, encourage, inspire, instigate, lead, let, obligate, oblige, persuade, prompt, solicit, suborn

14. have (possession) receive willingly something given or offered


SamplesThe only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter.
I won't have this dog in my house!.
Please accept my present.


Synonymsaccept, take


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


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)accept, admit, adopt, borrow, honor, honour, take, take on, take over, take up, welcome


Verb grouphave, receive


Antonymspass up, turn down, decline, refuse, reject

15. have (possession) get something; come into possession of


SamplesReceive payment.
Receive a gift.
Receive letters from the front.


ExamplesThe banks have the check, They have more bread, They have the money


Synonymsreceive


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


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)accept, fence, graduate, hustle, inherit, take in, take up


Verb groupaccept, have, take

16. have (body) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)


SamplesShe suffered a fracture in the accident.
He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars.
She got a bruise on her leg.
He got his arm broken in the scuffle.


Synonymsget, suffer, sustain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)experience, get, have, receive


Narrower (hyponym)break down, break up, collapse, collapse, crack, crack up, cramp, crock up


Verb grouphave

17. have (possession) achieve a point or goal


SamplesNicklaus had a 70.
The Brazilian team got 4 goals.
She made 29 points that day.


Synonymsget, make


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


Broader (hypernym)hit, rack up, score, tally


Verb groupmake

18. have (body) cause to be born


SamplesMy wife had twins yesterday!.


Synonymsbear, birth, deliver, give birth


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bring forth, produce


Narrower (hyponym)bear, calve, carry, cub, drop, expect, farrow, fawn, foal, gestate, have a bun in the oven, have young, kitten, lamb, litter, pig, pup, twin, whelp


Entailconceive


Verb groupbear, carry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven

19. have (contact) have sex with; archaic use


SamplesHe had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable.


Synonymstake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bang, be intimate, bed, bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, know, lie with, love, make love, make out, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with









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