give  

  • Pronunciation of give: G IH1 V

  • Number of syllables of give: 1

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  • Definition of give

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

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