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Synonyms of give

Noun


1. give, spring, springiness, elasticity, snap

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

Verb


1. give

usage: cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"

2. yield, give, afford, supply, provide, render, furnish

usage: be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"

3. give, transfer

usage: 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"

4. give, state, say, tell

usage: convey or reveal information; "Give one's name"

5. give, pay, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: 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"

6. hold, throw, have, make, give, direct

usage: organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"

7. give, throw, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"

8. give, gift, present

usage: give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"

9. give, yield, make, create

usage: cause to happen or be responsible for; "His two singles gave the team the victory"

10. give, pay, devote, think, cogitate, cerebrate

usage: dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"

11. render, yield, return, give, generate, produce, make, create

usage: 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"

12. impart, leave, give, pass on, tell

usage: transmit (knowledge or skills); "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new skill to the students"

13. establish, give, make, create

usage: bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"

14. give, pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give

usage: 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?"

15. give, utter, emit, let out, let loose

usage: emit or utter; "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"

16. sacrifice, give, release, relinquish, resign, free, give up

usage: endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"

17. pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give, transfer

usage: 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"

18. give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote, use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ

usage: 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"

19. give, administer, dispense

usage: give (as medicine); "I gave him the drug"

20. give, apply, distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out

usage: give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"

21. give, render, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: bestow; "give homage"; "render thanks"

22. grant, give

usage: bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights"

23. move over, give way, give, ease up, yield, move

usage: move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"

24. feed, give, provide, supply, ply, cater

usage: give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"

25. contribute, give, chip in, kick in, give

usage: contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office"

26. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder, change

usage: 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"

27. give, estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge

usage: estimate the duration or outcome of something; "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"

28. give, execute

usage: execute and deliver; "Give bond"

29. give, compensate, recompense, repair, indemnify

usage: deliver in exchange or recompense; "I'll give you three books for four CDs"

30. afford, open, give

usage: afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"

31. give, show

usage: present to view; "He gave the sign to start"

32. give, perform

usage: perform for an audience; "Pollini is giving another concert in New York"

33. give, yield, stretch

usage: be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn't give"

34. give, toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail

usage: propose; "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"

35. give, accord, allot, grant

usage: accord by verdict; "give a decision for the plaintiff"

36. give, express, show, evince

usage: manifest or show; "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"

37. give, pledge

usage: offer in good faith; "He gave her his word"

38. give, submit, subject

usage: submit for consideration, judgment, or use; "give one's opinion"; "give an excuse"

39. give, lead

usage: guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"

40. give, permit, allow, let, countenance

usage: allow to have or take; "I give you two minutes to respond"

41. give, inflict, bring down, visit, impose

usage: inflict as a punishment; "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"

42. give, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place

usage: occur; "what gives?"

43. give, accept, consent, go for

usage: consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; "She gave herself to many men"

44. give, offer, proffer

usage: proffer (a body part); "She gave her hand to her little sister"

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