Give Definition

Define what is Give?

1. give, springiness, spring (noun)

the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length.

    Synonyms: springiness, spring
    Hypernyms

    elasticity, snap noun
    the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed.

    2. give (verb)

    cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense.

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

    infect verb
    communicate a disease to.

    award, Grant verb
    give as judged due or on the basis of merit.

    drive home, deliver verb
    carry out or perform.

    3. yield, afford, give (verb)

    be the cause or source of.

    • He gave me a lot of trouble.
    • Our meeting afforded much interesting information.
    Synonyms: yield, afford
    Hypernyms

    furnish, provide, supply, render verb
    give something useful or necessary to.

    Hyponyms

    open up, open verb
    make available.

    allow for, allow, provide, leave verb
    make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain.

    4. give (verb)

    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.
    Antonyms: take (verb)

    take into one's possession.

    Hypernyms

    transfer verb
    cause to change ownership.

    Hyponyms

    cater, ply, provide, supply verb
    give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance.

    cough up, pony up, spit up verb
    give reluctantly.

    rent, lease, LET verb
    grant use or occupation of under a term of contract.

    support verb
    support materially or financially.

    pay verb
    give money, usually in exchange for goods or services.

    accord, allot, Grant verb
    allow to have.

    Grant, allow verb
    let have.

    present, submit verb
    hand over formally.

    bestow verb
    give as a gift.

    heap verb
    bestow in large quantities.

    shell out, parcel out, mete out, dole out, distribute, dispense, dish out, deal out, Lot, allot, administer, deal verb
    administer or bestow, as in small portions.

    proffer, offer verb
    present for acceptance or rejection.

    chip in, contribute, kick in, give verb
    contribute to some cause.

    return, render verb
    give back.

    deposit, bank verb
    put into a bank account.

    cede, concede, yield, Grant verb
    give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another.

    loan, lend verb
    give temporarily; let have for a limited time.

    furnish, provide, supply, render verb
    give something useful or necessary to.

    requite, repay verb
    make repayment for or return something.

    dispense with, part with, spare, give up verb
    give up what is not strictly needed.

    vest verb
    place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons.

    enfeoff verb
    put in possession of land in exchange for a pledge of service, in feudal society.

    5. give (verb)

    convey or reveal information.

    • Give one's name.
    Hypernyms

    say, State, Tell verb
    express in words.

    Hyponyms

    quote verb
    name the price of.

    cast verb
    deposit.

    6. pay, give (verb)

    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.
    Synonyms: pay
    Hypernyms

    communicate, intercommunicate verb
    transmit thoughts or feelings.

    Hyponyms

    offer, extend verb
    offer verbally.

    7. hold, give, have, throw, make (verb)

    organize or be responsible for.

    • hold a reception.
    • have, throw, or make a party.
    • give a course.
    Synonyms: hold, have, throw, make
    Hypernyms

    direct verb
    be in charge of.

    8. throw, give (verb)

    convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture.

    • Throw a glance.
    • She gave me a dirty look.
    Synonyms: throw
    Hypernyms

    communicate, intercommunicate verb
    transmit thoughts or feelings.

    9. gift, present, give (verb)

    give as a present; make a gift of.

    • What will you give her for her birthday?.
    Synonyms: gift, present
    Hyponyms

    dower, endow verb
    furnish with an endowment.

    hand out, give out, pass out, distribute verb
    give to several people.

    give away verb
    make a gift of.

    raffle, raffle off verb
    dispose of in a lottery.

    bung, fee, tip verb
    give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on.

    bequeath, will, leave verb
    leave or give by will after one's death.

    cede, surrender, give up, deliver verb
    relinquish possession or control over.

    deed over, Grant verb
    transfer by deed.

    treat verb
    provide with a gift or entertainment.

    donate verb
    give to a charity or good cause.

    tender verb
    offer or present for acceptance.

    render, submit verb
    make over as a return.

    10. yield, give (verb)

    cause to happen or be responsible for.

    • His two singles gave the team the victory.
    Synonyms: yield
    Hypernyms

    create, make verb
    make or cause to be or to become.

    11. devote, pay, give (verb)

    dedicate.

    • give thought to.
    • give priority to.
    • pay attention to.
    Synonyms: devote, pay
    Hypernyms

    cerebrate, cogitate, think verb
    use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments.

    12. generate, yield, render, give, return (verb)

    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.
    Hypernyms

    produce, create, make verb
    create or manufacture a man-made product.

    13. impart, pass on, give, leave (verb)

    transmit (knowledge or skills).

    • give a secret to the Russians.
    • leave your name and address here.
    • impart a new skill to the students.
    Synonyms: impart, pass on, leave
    Hypernyms

    Tell verb
    let something be known.

    Hyponyms

    convey verb
    make known; pass on, of information.

    14. establish, give (verb)

    bring about.

    • The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth.
    Synonyms: establish
    Hypernyms

    create, make verb
    make or cause to be or to become.

    Hyponyms

    introduce verb
    bring in or establish in a new place or environment.

    pacify verb
    fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location).

    15. give (verb)

    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?.
    Hypernyms

    hand, pass on, turn over, pass, reach, give verb
    place into the hands or custody of.

    16. give (verb)

    emit or utter.

    • Give a gulp.
    • give a yelp.
    Hypernyms

    let loose, let out, utter, emit verb
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words).

    17. sacrifice, give (verb)

    endure the loss of.

    • He gave his life for his children.
    • I gave two sons to the war.
    Synonyms: sacrifice
    Hypernyms

    relinquish, resign, give up, release, free verb
    part with a possession or right.

    18. hand, pass on, turn over, pass, reach, give (verb)

    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.
    Hypernyms

    transfer verb
    cause to change ownership.

    Hyponyms

    give verb
    leave with; give temporarily.

    sneak, slip verb
    pass on stealthily.

    deal verb
    give (a specific card) to a player.

    fork out, fork over, fork up, hand over, turn in, deliver, render verb
    to surrender someone or something to another.

    relinquish, resign, give up, release, free verb
    part with a possession or right.

    entrust, intrust, confide, commit, trust verb
    confer a trust upon.

    entrust, leave verb
    put into the care or protection of someone.

    19. dedicate, devote, commit, consecrate, give (verb)

    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.
    Hypernyms

    apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize verb
    put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose.

    Hyponyms

    vow, consecrate verb
    dedicate to a deity by a vow.

    rededicate verb
    dedicate anew.

    apply verb
    apply oneself to.

    20. give (verb)

    give (as medicine).

    • I gave him the drug.
    Hypernyms

    dispense, administer verb
    give or apply (medications).

    21. apply, give (verb)

    give or convey physically.

    • She gave him First Aid.
    • I gave him a punch in the nose.
    Synonyms: apply
    Hypernyms

    shell out, parcel out, mete out, dole out, distribute, dispense, dish out, deal out, Lot, allot, administer, deal verb
    administer or bestow, as in small portions.

    Hyponyms

    tread verb
    apply (the tread) to a tire.

    administer verb
    perform (a church sacrament) ritually.

    22. render, give (verb)

    bestow.

    • give homage.
    • render thanks.
    Synonyms: render
    Hypernyms

    communicate, intercommunicate verb
    transmit thoughts or feelings.

    Hyponyms

    dedicate verb
    inscribe or address by way of compliment.

    23. Grant, give (verb)

    bestow, especially officially.

    • grant a degree.
    • give a divorce.
    • This bill grants us new rights.
    Synonyms: Grant

    24. ease up, give way, move over, yield, give (verb)

    move in order to make room for someone for something.

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

    move verb
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion.

    25. feed, give (verb)

    give food to.

    • Feed the starving children in India.
    • don't give the child this tough meat.
    Synonyms: feed
    Antonyms: famish, starve (verb)

    deprive of food.

    Hypernyms

    cater, ply, provide, supply verb
    give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance.

    Hyponyms

    dine verb
    give dinner to; host for dinner.

    scavenge verb
    feed on carrion or refuse.

    fodder verb
    give fodder (to domesticated animals).

    swill, slop verb
    feed pigs.

    regurgitate verb
    feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food.

    corn verb
    feed (cattle) with corn.

    malnourish, undernourish verb
    provide with insufficient quality or quantity of nourishment.

    overfeed verb
    feed excessively.

    spoonfeed verb
    feed with a spoon.

    force-feed verb
    feed someone who will not or cannot eat.

    lunch verb
    provide a midday meal for.

    breakfast verb
    provide breakfast for.

    breastfeed, give suck, lactate, wet-nurse, suckle, nurse, suck verb
    give suck to.

    bottlefeed verb
    feed (infants) with a bottle.

    inject verb
    feed intravenously.

    aliment, nutrify, nourish verb
    give nourishment to.

    range verb
    let eat.

    pasture, graze, crop verb
    let feed in a field or pasture or meadow.

    26. chip in, contribute, kick in, give (verb)

    contribute to some cause.

    • I gave at the office.
    Hypernyms

    give verb
    transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody.

    Hyponyms

    combine verb
    add together from different sources.

    27. cave in, collapse, fall in, give way, founder, give, break (verb)

    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.
    Hypernyms

    change verb
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature.

    Hyponyms

    implode, go off verb
    burst inward.

    buckle, crumple verb
    fold or collapse.

    flop verb
    fall loosely.

    break verb
    curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves.

    slide down, slump, sink verb
    fall or sink heavily.

    28. give (verb)

    estimate the duration or outcome of something.

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

    estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge verb
    judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time).

    29. give (verb)

    execute and deliver.

    • Give bond.
    Hypernyms

    execute verb
    carry out the legalities of.

    30. give (verb)

    deliver in exchange or recompense.

    • I'll give you three books for four CDs.
    Hypernyms

    recompense, compensate, indemnify, repair verb
    make amends for; pay compensation for.

    31. afford, open, give (verb)

    afford access to.

    • the door opens to the patio.
    • The French doors give onto a terrace.
    Synonyms: afford, open

    32. give (verb)

    present to view.

    • He gave the sign to start.
    Hypernyms

    show verb
    make visible or noticeable.

    33. give (verb)

    perform for an audience.

    • Pollini is giving another concert in New York.
    Hypernyms

    perform verb
    give a performance (of something).

    34. yield, give (verb)

    be flexible under stress of physical force.

    • This material doesn't give.
    Synonyms: yield
    Hypernyms

    stretch verb
    become longer by being stretched and pulled.

    35. give (verb)

    propose.

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

    salute, toast, wassail, drink, pledge verb
    propose a toast to.

    36. give (verb)

    accord by verdict.

    • give a decision for the plaintiff.
    Hypernyms

    accord, allot, Grant verb
    allow to have.

    37. give (verb)

    manifest or show.

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

    evince, express, show verb
    give expression to.

    38. give (verb)

    offer in good faith.

    • He gave her his word.
    Hypernyms

    pledge verb
    give as a guarantee.

    39. give (verb)

    submit for consideration, judgment, or use.

    • give one's opinion.
    • give an excuse.
    Hypernyms

    submit, subject verb
    refer for judgment or consideration.

    40. give (verb)

    guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion.

    • You gave me to think that you agreed with me.
    Hypernyms

    lead verb
    cause to undertake a certain action.

    41. give (verb)

    allow to have or take.

    • I give you two minutes to respond.
    Hypernyms

    countenance, permit, allow, LET verb
    consent to, give permission.

    42. give (verb)

    inflict as a punishment.

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

    inflict, impose, bring down, visit verb
    impose something unpleasant.

    43. give (verb)

    occur.

    • what gives?.
    Hypernyms

    44. give (verb)

    consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man.

    • She gave herself to many men.
    Hypernyms

    consent, go for, accept verb
    give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to.

    45. give (verb)

    proffer (a body part).

    • She gave her hand to her little sister.
    Hypernyms

    proffer, offer verb
    present for acceptance or rejection.

    Nearby Terms

    give a damn (verb)
    show no concern or interest; always used in the negative

    give a hang (verb)
    show no concern or interest; always used in the negative

    give a hoot (verb)
    show no concern or interest; always used in the negative

    give and take (verb)
    make mutual concessions

    give away (verb)
    make a gift of

    give back (verb)
    pay back

    give birth (verb)
    cause to be born

    give care (verb)
    provide care for

    give chase (verb)
    go after with the intent to catch

    give ear (verb)
    give heed (to)

    give forth (verb)
    give out (breath or an odor)

    give full measure (verb)
    perform a task as well as possible

    give in (verb)
    yield to another's wish or opinion

    give it a try (verb)
    try

    give it a whirl (verb)
    try