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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.


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.


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


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


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.


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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