(may take two objects) To move, shift, provide something abstract or concrete to someone or something or somewhere.
# To transfer one's possession or holding of (something) to (someone).
# To make a present or gift of.
# To pledge.
# To provide (something) to (someone), to allow or afford.
# To cause (a sensation or feeling) to exist in.
# To carry out (a physical interaction) with (something).
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# To pass (something) into (someone's) hand or the like.
# To cause (a disease or condition) in, or to transmit (a disease or condition) to.
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(may take two objects) To estimate or predict (a duration or probability) for (something).
- Study gives' strength to the mind; conversation, grace: the first apt to '''give''' stiffness, the other suppleness: one ' gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
To yield slightly when a force is applied.
To collapse under pressure or force.
To provide, as, a service or a broadcast.
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- who did not have a culture in which 'giving good presentation' and successfully playing the internal political game was the way up.
To lead (onto or into).
- A friendly voice on the phone welcoming prospective new clients is a must. Don't underestimate the importance of giving good "phone".
To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to yield.
To cause; to make; used with the infinitive.
- The number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.
To allow or admit by way of supposition.
- But there the duke was given to understand / That in a gondola were seen together / Lorenzo and his amorous Jessica.
To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
- I give not heaven for lost.
To communicate or announce (advice, tidings, etc.); to pronounce or utter (an opinion, a judgment, a shout, etc.).
(dated) To grant power or permission to; to allow.
- I don't wonder at people's giving him to me as a lover.
* Alexander Pope
- It is given me once again to behold my friend.
(reflexive) To devote or apply (oneself).
- Then give thy friend to shed the sacred wine.
- The soldiers give themselves to plunder.
To become soft or moist.
- That boy is given to fits of bad temper.
To shed tears; to weep.
- (Francis Bacon)
To have a misgiving.
* J. Webster
- Whose eyes do never give / But through lust and laughter.
To be going on, to be occurring
- My mind gives ye're reserved / To rob poor market women.
* (transfer possession of) donate, pass, transfer
* (bend slightly when a force is applied) bend, cede, flex, move, yield
* (estimate or predict) estimate, guess, predict
* (transfer possession of) get, obtain, receive, take
* (bend slightly when a force is applied) not bend/cede/flex/give/move/yield, resist
See also'' given''', '''giver''' ''and'' ' giving
* give and take
* give away
* give away the store
* give back
* give birth
* give forth
* give head
* give in
* give it one's all
* give it one's best shot
* give it up for
* give off
* give one's all
* give one's daughter away
* give on to
* give or take
* give out
* give over
* give pause
* give someone a break
* give someone a chance
* give someone a kiss
* give someone grief
* give someone the business
* give someone the time of day
* give something a miss
* give something a shot
* give something a try
* give thanks
* give to understand
* give up
* give way
* it is better to give than to receive
* something's got to give
* what gives?
* you only get what you give
(uncountable) The amount of bending that something undergoes when a force is applied to it.
- This chair doesn't have much give .