give
[ɡɪv]
VERB
gives (third person present) · gave (past tense) · giving (present participle) · given (past participle)
  1. freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone).
    "she gave him presents and clothes" ·
    "the cheque given to the jeweller proved worthless" · "he gave the papers back"
    synonyms:
    present with · provide with · supply with · furnish with · gift with · hand ·
    let someone have · offer · proffer · award · grant · bestow · accord · confer · donate · contribute · put up · hand over · turn over · make over · leave · will · bequeath · pledge · vouchsafe · lend · slip · fork out · shell out · lay out · cough up · stump up · ante up · pony up
    antonyms:
    • administer (medicine).
      "she was given antibiotics"
    • hand over (an amount) in payment; pay.
      "how much did you give for that?"
      synonyms:
      pay · pay up · hand over · part with · give · put in · contribute ·
      donate · fork out · shell out · dish out · lay out · come across with · cough up · chip in · ante up · pony up
    • used hyperbolically to express how greatly one wants to have or do something.
      "I'd give anything for a cup of tea"
      synonyms:
      sacrifice · give up · relinquish · devote · dedicate · set aside
    • commit or entrust.
      "a baby given into their care by the accident of her birth"
      synonyms:
      entrust · commit · put into someone's hands · consign · assign ·
    • freely set aside or devote for a purpose.
      "all who have given thought to the matter agree" ·
      "committees who give so generously of their time and effort"
      synonyms:
      present with · provide with · supply with · furnish with · gift with ·
      hand · let someone have · offer · proffer · award · grant · bestow · accord · confer · donate · contribute · put up · hand over · turn over · make over · leave · will · bequeath · pledge · vouchsafe · lend · slip · fork out · shell out · lay out · cough up · stump up · ante up · pony up
      antonyms:
    • dated
      (of a man) sanction the marriage of (his daughter) to someone.
      "he gave her in marriage to a noble"
    • dated
      (give oneself to)
      (of a woman) consent to have sexual intercourse with (a man).
      "she gave herself to the king in order to obtain the pardon of her father"
    • used to present a speaker or entertainer or when making a toast.
      "for your entertainment this evening I give you … Mister Albert DeNero!"
  2. cause or allow (someone or something) to have or experience (something); provide with.
    "you gave me such a fright" ·
    "this leaflet gives our opening times"
    synonyms:
    allow · permit · let have · grant · accord · offer · show · display ·
    set out · set forth · indicate · detail · give details of · list · cause · be a source of · make · create · occasion · administer · deliver · deal · inflict · impose
    • provide (love or other emotional support) to.
      "his parents gave him the encouragement he needed to succeed"
      synonyms:
      present with · provide with · supply with · furnish with · gift with ·
      hand · let someone have · offer · proffer · award · grant · bestow · accord · confer · donate · contribute · put up · hand over · turn over · make over · leave · will · bequeath · pledge · vouchsafe · lend · slip · fork out · shell out · lay out · cough up · stump up · ante up · pony up
      antonyms:
    • sentence (someone) to (a specified penalty).
      "for the first offence I was given a fine"
      synonyms:
    • allot (a score) to.
      "I gave it five out of ten"
    • allow (someone) to have (a specified amount of time) for an activity or undertaking.
      "give me a second to bring the car around" ·
      "I'll give you until tomorrow morning"
    • pass on (an illness or infection) to (someone).
      "I hope I don't give you my cold"
    • pass (a message) to (someone).
      "give my love to all the girls"
      synonyms:
      convey · pass on · impart · communicate · transmit · transfer ·
      send · deliver · relay · purvey · tell
    • make a connection to allow (someone) to speak to (someone else) on the telephone.
      "give me the police"
  3. carry out or perform (a specified action).
    "I gave a bow" ·
    "he gave the counter a polish"
    synonyms:
    perform · execute · carry out · make · do
    • produce (a sound).
      "he gave a gasp"
      synonyms:
      utter · let out · emit · produce · make
    • present (an appearance or impression).
      "he gave no sign of life"
      synonyms:
      show · display · set out · set forth · indicate · detail ·
      give details of · list
    • provide (a party or social meal) as host or hostess.
      "a dinner given in honour of an American diplomat" ·
      "Kate gave him a leaving party"
      synonyms:
      organize · arrange · lay on · provide · be responsible for · throw ·
      host · hold · have
  4. yield as a product or result.
    "milk is sometimes added to give a richer cheese"
    synonyms:
    produce · yield · afford · result in · impart · lend
    • (give something off/out/forth)
      emit odour, vapour, or similar substances.
      "some solvents give off toxic fumes"
      synonyms:
      emit · produce · send out · send forth · pour out · throw out ·
      discharge · release · exude · exhale · vent · exsufflate
  5. concede (something) as valid or deserved in respect of (someone).
    "give him his due"
    • (give something for)
      place a specified value on (something).
      "he never gave anything for French painting"
    • (of an umpire or referee) declare whether or not (a player) is out or offside.
      "Gooch was given out, caught behind"
    • adjudicate that (a goal) has been legitimately scored.
      "the referee gave the goal"
      synonyms:
      allow · permit · let have · grant · accord · offer
  6. state or put forward (information or argument).
    "he did not give his name"
    synonyms:
    reveal · disclose · divulge · let slip · leak · let out · give the game away
    • pledge or offer as a guarantee.
      "I give you my word"
    • say to (someone) as an excuse or inappropriate answer.
      "don't give me any of your backchat"
      synonyms:
    • deliver (a judgement) authoritatively.
      "I gave my verdict"
    • informal
      predict that (an activity or relationship) will last no longer than (a specified time).
      "this is a place that will not improve with time—I give it three weeks"
    • informal
      tell what one knows.
      "okay, give—what's that all about?"
  7. alter in shape under pressure rather than resist or break.
    "that chair doesn't give"
    synonyms:
    give way · cave in · collapse · break · fall apart · come apart · bend ·
    • yield or give way to pressure.
      "the heavy door didn't give until the fifth push" ·
      "when two people who don't get on are thrust together, something's got to give"
      synonyms:
      give way · cave in · collapse · break · fall apart · come apart ·
      bend · buckle · sink
    • NORTH AMERICAN
      informal
      concede defeat; surrender.
      "I give!"
NOUN
  1. capacity to bend or alter in shape under pressure.
    "plastic pots that have enough give to accommodate the vigorous roots"
    • ability to adapt; flexibility.
      "there is no give at all in the British position"
ORIGIN
Old English giefan, gefan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch geven and German geben.
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Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.

Arthur Ashe

If you don't give up, you still have a chance. And when you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.

Jack Ma

If you don't give up, you still have a chance. And when you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.

Jack Ma
it's difficult to see how any parliamentary opposition would voluntarily give up the opportunity to smear and mud-sling.
I'm helping them set up a photoblog which will hopefully give everyone a chance to see some of those amazing pictures.
they say that we are trying to give poor children tastes which will only unfit them for a life of hardship and toil.
simply scan the barcode on the food packaging and the app will give you a nutritional breakdown of the product.
I hope it snows—there's nothing like sledging to give you an appetite for roast turkey and Christmas pud.
a frosty spring and droughty summer combined to give Virginia its worst apple harvest in 20 years.
I cry at everything, even the types of movies you wouldn't expect to give you all the feels.
‘I'll give ten to one he misses by a mile!’ called Reilly. ‘Done!’, said the conductor.
the drawings, with their restrained colours, give a feeling of peace and contemplation.
his letters home give a very good, although somewhat too roseate, idea of how he lived.
winning the seat in central Scotland would give the Nats a massive psychological boost.
horse riding is very popular and there are riding centres everywhere that give lessons.
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Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (VERB)gee, meld
Arabic (VERB)إعطاء, تعطي, اعطي, يعطي, نعطي, منح, أقدم, تقديم, تولي, يقدم, تقدم
Bangla দান
Bosnian (Latin) dati
Bulgarian (VERB)даде, давам, дам, дават, дайте, дадете, Дай, дадат, дава, предоставят
Cantonese (Traditional)
Catalan (VERB)donar, donen, li donen, doni, dóna, regalar, cedeixi, cedir
Chinese Simplified
Chinese Traditional
Croatian (VERB)dati, Daj, dajte, vam dati, popuštanje, daju, dam, dao, pružiti, vrati, daje
Czech (VERB)dát, dej, dejte, dávají, darovat, poskytnout, dávat, dá, udělit, dal
Danish (VERB)Giv, indrømme, afgive
Dutch (VERB)geven, geef, verlenen, geeft, bieden, opgeven
Estonian (VERB)anda, anna, andke, annan, annad, andma, annavad, annab
Fijian solia vei ira
Filipino magbigay ng
Finnish (VERB)antaa, anna, kimmoisuus, antavat, annettava, annan, antamaan
French (VERB)donner, lui donner, accorder, offrir, renoncer, fournir, remettre, laisser, apporter, rendre
German (VERB)geben, verleihen, schenken, erteilen, aufgeben, vermitteln, bieten
Greek (VERB)δώσει, δώσουν, δίνουν, δώστε, δώσετε, δώσω, δίνω, δοθεί, δίνει, παρέχουν
Haitian Creole ban
Hebrew (VERB)לתת, תן, תני, נותן, תנו, נותנים, אתן, להעניק, תיתן, תביא, ניתן
Hindi (VERB)दे, देने, देते, दीजिए, हार
Hmong Daw muab rau
Hungarian (VERB)ad, adni, adjon, adj, add, adja, adnak, adja meg, megadja
Icelandic (VERB)gefa, Gefðu, Láttu, gef, gefið, réttu, gefum, veita, Fáðu, gefur, láta
Indonesian (VERB)memberikan, beri, menyerah
Italian (VERB)dare, darà, danno, darò, dia, diamo, do, dà, fornire, dato
Japanese (VERB)与える, 与え, 与えます, 与えて, 提供, 放棄, 付与, 付ける
Kiswahili (VERB)kutoa, kuwapa, Wape, kumpa, kupatia, kutupatia, kupeana, wapatie, Mpe, alitoa, Toa
Klingon nob
Korean (VERB)줄, 주고, 주지, 포기, 주는, 줘, 제공, 게, 주기, 준다, 부여
Latvian (VERB)sniegt, dot, dotu, dod, dodiet, iedodiet, piešķirt, nodrošinātu
Lithuanian (VERB)suteikti, duoti, duok, Padovanok, Duokite, pateikite, nurodykite, duoda
Malagasy manome
Malay (Latin) (VERB)memberi, berikan, berputus
Maltese (VERB)jagħtu, tagħti, agħti, tingħata, Għati, jingħataw, takkwista, jinnotifika, jibgħat
Norwegian Bokmål gi
Persian (VERB)دادن, بدهد, بدهید, دهد, به, اختیار, ارائه, داد, خواهد داد
Polish (VERB)dać, dawać, dają, daj, podać, nadać, daje, dam, udzielić, podaj, da
Portuguese (VERB)dar, dê, dá, dão, dou, dêem, der, entregar, devolver, deu
Querétaro Otomi Gi
Romanian (VERB)da, dea, dau, oferi, daţi, dai, acorde, i dea, ofere, oferă, dat
Russian (VERB)дать, дайте, дают, отдай, давать, предоставить, придать, дадим, подарить, дает, дал
Samoan tuu atu
Serbian (Cyrillic) Дај
Serbian (Latin) Daj
Slovak (VERB)dať, dávajú, daj, poskytnúť, dajte, dávať, dá, dej, uveďte, uviesť
Slovenian (VERB)izročiti, dati, daj, dal, dajejo, dajte, dala, daje, dajo, bi
Spanish (VERB)dar, darle, Dale, darles, regalar, entregar, ofrecer, proporcionar, dejar
Swedish (VERB)ge, ger, lämna
Tahitian horoa i te
Tamil (VERB)அளிக்கவும், அளிக்க
Telugu ఇవ్వాలని
Thai (VERB)ให้
Tongan 'Oange ha
Turkish (VERB)vermek, verin, ver, vere, verecek, verebilir, vazgeç, verdi, vermi, bırak
Ukrainian (VERB)дати, дають, дайте, давати, надати, даєте, дасть, даємо, віддати, надають, дає
Urdu (VERB)دے, دیں, دیتے, دوں, کودیدیں, دینے, دیتا, عطا, دینا, فراہم, دو
Vietnamese (VERB)cho, đưa ra, đưa, bỏ, cung cấp, trả
Welsh (VERB)roi, rhoi, rhowch
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