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Definition 1: the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

"the waistband had lost its snap"

Definition 2: proffer (a body part) - [verb of body]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She gave her hand to her little sister

(give is a kind of ...) present for acceptance or rejection

"She offered us all a cold drink"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man

"She gave herself to many men"

Definition 3: consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man - [verb of body]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She gave herself to many men

(give is a kind of ...) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

"I cannot accept your invitation" "I go for this resolution"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) proffer (a body part)

"She gave her hand to her little sister"

Definition 4: occur - [verb of change]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what gives?

(give is a kind of ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

(give is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 5: estimate the duration or outcome of something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He gave the patient three months to live
  • I gave him a very good chance at success

(give is a kind of ...) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

Definition 6: dedicate - [verb of cognition]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • give thought to
  • give priority to
  • pay attention to

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

"I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) endure the loss of

"He gave his life for his children" "I gave two sons to the war"

Definition 7: convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture - [verb of communication]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Throw a glance
  • She gave me a dirty look

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

Definition 8: convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow - [verb of communication]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't pay him any mind
  • give the orders
  • Give him my best regards
  • pay attention

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of give ) offer verbally

"extend my greetings" "He offered his sympathy"

Definition 9: bestow - [verb of communication]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • give homage
  • render thanks

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of give ) inscribe or address by way of compliment

"She dedicated her book to her parents"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) accord by verdict

"give a decision for the plaintiff"

Definition 10: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause - [verb of communication]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She committed herself to the work of God
  • give one's talents to a good cause
  • consecrate your life to the church

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

"use your head!" "we only use Spanish at home" "I can't use this tool" "Apply a magnetic field here" "This thinking was applied to many projects" "How do you utilize this tool?" "I apply this rule to get good results" "use the plastic bags to store the food" "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

(... is a kind of give ) dedicate to a deity by a vow

(... is a kind of give ) dedicate anew

"They were asked to rededicate themselves to their country"

(... is a kind of give ) apply oneself to

"Please apply yourself to your homework"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) offer in good faith

"He gave her his word"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) endure the loss of

"He gave his life for his children" "I gave two sons to the war"

Definition 11: allow to have or take - [verb of communication]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I give you two minutes to respond

(give is a kind of ...) consent to, give permission

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "I won't let the police search her basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

Definition 12: manifest or show - [verb of communication]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This student gives promise of real creativity
  • The office gave evidence of tampering

(give is a kind of ...) give expression to

"She showed her disappointment"

Definition 13: guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion - [verb of communication]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You gave me to think that you agreed with me

(give is a kind of ...) cause to undertake a certain action

"Her greed led her to forge the checks"

Definition 14: inflict as a punishment - [verb of communication]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She gave the boy a good spanking
  • The judge gave me 10 years

(give is a kind of ...) impose something unpleasant

"The principal visited his rage on the students"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) accord by verdict

"give a decision for the plaintiff"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) give (as medicine)

"I gave him the drug"

Definition 15: accord by verdict - [verb of communication]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • give a decision for the plaintiff

(give is a kind of ...) allow to have

"grant a privilege"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) inflict as a punishment

"She gave the boy a good spanking" "The judge gave me 10 years"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) bestow

"give homage" "render thanks"

(give belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 16: submit for consideration, judgment, or use - [verb of communication]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • give one's opinion
  • give an excuse

(give is a kind of ...) refer for judgment or consideration

"The lawyers submitted the material to the court"

Definition 17: offer in good faith - [verb of communication]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He gave her his word

(give is a kind of ...) give as a guarantee

"I pledge my honor"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

"She committed herself to the work of God" "give one's talents to a good cause" "consecrate your life to the church"

Definition 18: give food to - [verb of consumption]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Feed the starving children in India
  • don't give the child this tough meat

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

(... is a kind of give ) give dinner to; host for dinner

"I'm wining and dining my friends"

(... is a kind of give ) provide a midday meal for

"She lunched us well"

(... is a kind of give ) provide breakfast for

(... is a kind of give ) give suck to

"The wetnurse suckled the infant" "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"

(... is a kind of give ) feed (infants) with a bottle

(... is a kind of give ) feed intravenously

(... is a kind of give ) give nourishment to

(... is a kind of give ) let eat

"range the animals in the prairie"

(... is a kind of give ) feed someone who will not or cannot eat

(... is a kind of give ) feed with a spoon

(... is a kind of give ) feed on carrion or refuse

"hyenas scavenge"

(... is a kind of give ) give fodder (to domesticated animals)

(... is a kind of give ) feed pigs

(... is a kind of give ) feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food

"many birds feed their young by regurgitating what they have swallowed and carried to the nest"

(... is a kind of give ) feed (cattle) with corn

(... is a kind of give ) provide with insufficient quality or quantity of nourishment

"The stunted growth of these children shows that they are undernourished"

(... is a kind of give ) feed excessively

(... is a kind of give ) let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

(give causes ...) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

Definition 19: propose - [verb of consumption]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party

(give is a kind of ...) propose a toast to

"Let us toast the birthday girl!" "Let's drink to the New Year"

Definition 20: be flexible under stress of physical force - [verb of contact]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This material doesn't give

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) become longer by being stretched and pulled

"The fabric stretches"

Definition 21: give or supply - [verb of creation]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) create or manufacture a man-made product

"We produce more cars than we can sell" "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) cause to happen or be responsible for

"His two singles gave the team the victory"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) bring about

"The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"

Definition 22: bring about - [verb of creation]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of give ) bring in or establish in a new place or environment

"introduce a rule" "introduce exotic fruits"

(... is a kind of give ) fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)

"The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) give or supply

"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 23: organize or be responsible for - [verb of creation]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hold a reception
  • have, throw, or make a party
  • give a course

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) be in charge of

Definition 24: cause to happen or be responsible for - [verb of creation]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His two singles gave the team the victory

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) give or supply

"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 25: perform for an audience - [verb of creation]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Pollini is giving another concert in New York

(give is a kind of ...) give a performance (of something)

"Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight" "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) present to view

"He gave the sign to start"

(give belongs to category ...) arts or skills that require public performance

Definition 26: present to view - [verb of creation]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He gave the sign to start

(give is a kind of ...) make visible or noticeable

"She showed her talent for cooking" "Show me your etchings, please"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) perform for an audience

"Pollini is giving another concert in New York"

Definition 27: move in order to make room for someone for something - [verb of motion]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The park gave way to a supermarket
  • `Move over,' he told the crowd

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims

"He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage" "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"

Definition 28: break down, literally or metaphorically - [verb of motion]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of give ) burst inward

"The bottle imploded"

(... is a kind of give ) fold or collapse

"His knees buckled"

(... is a kind of give ) fall loosely

"He flopped into a chair"

(... is a kind of give ) curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves

"The surf broke"

(... is a kind of give ) fall or sink heavily

"He slumped onto the couch" "My spirits sank"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims

"He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage" "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) cause to burst

"The ice broke the pipe"

Definition 29: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I gave her my money
  • can you give me lessons?
  • She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care

(give is a kind of ...) cause to change ownership

"I transferred my stock holdings to my children"

(... is a kind of give ) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

(... is a kind of give ) contribute to some cause

"I gave at the office"

(... is a kind of give ) give back

"render money"

(... is a kind of give ) put into a bank account

"She deposits her paycheck every month"

(... is a kind of give ) give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

(... is a kind of give ) give temporarily; let have for a limited time

"I will lend you my car" "loan me some money"

(... is a kind of give ) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(... is a kind of give ) make repayment for or return something

(... is a kind of give ) give up what is not strictly needed

"he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"

(... is a kind of give ) place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons

"She vested her vast fortune in her two sons"

(... is a kind of give ) present for acceptance or rejection

"She offered us all a cold drink"

(... is a kind of give ) administer or bestow, as in small portions

"administer critical remarks to everyone present" "dole out some money" "shell out pocket money for the children" "deal a blow to someone" "the machine dispenses soft drinks"

(... is a kind of give ) bestow in large quantities

"He heaped him with work" "She heaped scorn upon him"

(... is a kind of give ) give reluctantly

"He coughed up some money for his children's tuition"

(... is a kind of give ) grant use or occupation of under a term of contract

"I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"

(... is a kind of give ) support materially or financially

"he does not support his natural children" "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"

(... is a kind of give ) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

(... is a kind of give ) allow to have

"grant a privilege"

(... is a kind of give ) let have

"grant permission" "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"

(... is a kind of give ) hand over formally

(... is a kind of give ) give as a gift

(... is a kind of give ) put in possession of land in exchange for a pledge of service, in feudal society

"He enfeoffed his son-in-law with a large estate in Scotland"

(give causes ...) have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

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

Definition 30: give as a present; make a gift of - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What will you give her for her birthday?

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of give ) give a present that one has received to someone else

"she regifted that ugly scarf she received from her aunt" "when I regift I hope the person likes the gift better than I do"

(... is a kind of give ) offer or present for acceptance

(... is a kind of give ) give to a charity or good cause

"I donated blood to the Red Cross for the victims of the earthquake" "donate money to the orphanage" "She donates to her favorite charity every month"

(... is a kind of give ) provide with a gift or entertainment

"Grandmother always treated us to the circus" "I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when I am depressed"

(... is a kind of give ) transfer by deed

"grant land"

(... is a kind of give ) relinquish possession or control over

"The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"

(... is a kind of give ) leave or give by will after one's death

"My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry" "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

(... is a kind of give ) give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on

"Remember to tip the waiter" "fee the steward"

(... is a kind of give ) dispose of in a lottery

"We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas"

(... is a kind of give ) make a gift of

"She gave away her antique furniture"

(... is a kind of give ) give to several people

"The teacher handed out the exams"

(... is a kind of give ) furnish with an endowment

"When she got married, she got dowered"

(... is a kind of give ) make over as a return

"They had to render the estate"

Definition 31: leave with; give temporarily - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(give is a kind of ...) place into the hands or custody of

"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

Definition 32: cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She gave him a black eye
  • The draft gave me a cold

(... is a kind of give ) communicate a disease to

"Your children have infected you with this head cold"

(... is a kind of give ) give as judged due or on the basis of merit

"the referee awarded a free kick to the team" "the jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff" "Funds are granted to qualified researchers"

(... is a kind of give ) carry out or perform

"deliver an attack" "deliver a blow" "The boxer drove home a solid left"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) be the cause or source of

"He gave me a lot of trouble" "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"

Definition 33: be the cause or source of - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He gave me a lot of trouble
  • Our meeting afforded much interesting information

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(... is a kind of give ) make available

"This opens up new possibilities"

(... is a kind of give ) make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain

"This leaves no room for improvement" "The evidence allows only one conclusion" "allow for mistakes" "leave lots of time for the trip" "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense

"She gave him a black eye" "The draft gave me a cold"

Definition 34: place into the hands or custody of - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hand me the spoon, please
  • Turn the files over to me, please
  • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) cause to change ownership

"I transferred my stock holdings to my children"

(... is a kind of give ) leave with; give temporarily

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

(... is a kind of give ) pass on stealthily

"He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"

(... is a kind of give ) give (a specific card) to a player

"He dealt me the Queen of Spades"

(... is a kind of give ) to surrender someone or something to another

"the guard delivered the criminal to the police" "render up the prisoners" "render the town to the enemy" "fork over the money"

(... is a kind of give ) part with a possession or right

"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest" "resign a claim to the throne"

(... is a kind of give ) confer a trust upon

"The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret" "I commit my soul to God"

(... is a kind of give ) put into the care or protection of someone

"He left the decision to his deputy" "leave your child in the nurse's care"

Definition 35: convey or reveal information - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Give one's name

(give is a kind of ...) express in words

"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

(... is a kind of give ) name the price of

"quote prices for cars"

(... is a kind of give ) deposit

"cast a vote" "cast a ballot"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) transmit (knowledge or skills)

"give a secret to the Russians" "leave your name and address here" "impart a new skill to the students"

Definition 36: contribute to some cause - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I gave at the office

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of give ) add together from different sources

"combine resources"

Definition 37: transmit (knowledge or skills) - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • give a secret to the Russians
  • leave your name and address here
  • impart a new skill to the students

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) let something be known

"Tell them that you will be late"

(... is a kind of give ) (of information) make known; pass on

"She conveyed the message to me"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) leave or give by will after one's death

"My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry" "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) convey or reveal information

"Give one's name"

Definition 38: endure the loss of - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He gave his life for his children
  • I gave two sons to the war

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) part with a possession or right

"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest" "resign a claim to the throne"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) dedicate

"give thought to" "give priority to" "pay attention to"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

"She committed herself to the work of God" "give one's talents to a good cause" "consecrate your life to the church"

Definition 39: bestow, especially officially - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grant a degree
  • give a divorce
  • This bill grants us new rights

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

Definition 40: deliver in exchange or recompense - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll give you three books for four CDs

(give is a kind of ...) make amends for; pay compensation for

"One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich" "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"

Definition 41: give (as medicine) - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I gave him the drug

(give is a kind of ...) give or apply (medications)

(give has a similar meaning as ...) inflict as a punishment

"She gave the boy a good spanking" "The judge gave me 10 years"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) give or convey physically

"She gave him First Aid" "I gave him a punch in the nose"

Definition 42: give or convey physically - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She gave him First Aid
  • I gave him a punch in the nose

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

(give is a kind of ...) administer or bestow, as in small portions

"administer critical remarks to everyone present" "dole out some money" "shell out pocket money for the children" "deal a blow to someone" "the machine dispenses soft drinks"

(... is a kind of give ) apply (the tread) to a tire

(... is a kind of give ) perform (a church sacrament) ritually

"administer the last unction"

(give has a similar meaning as ...) give (as medicine)

"I gave him the drug"

Definition 43: afford access to - [verb of possession]

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for give in the sense of this definition

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Give a gulp
  • give a yelp

(give is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

Samples where give or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Give bond

(give is a kind of ...) carry out the legalities of

"execute a will or a deed"

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