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Meaning of give

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the elasticity of something that can be stretched and
           returns to its original length [syn: {give}, {spring},
      v 1: cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense;
           "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"
      2: be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble";
         "Our meeting afforded much interesting information" [syn:
         {yield}, {give}, {afford}]
      3: 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"
         [ant: {take}]
      4: convey or reveal information; "Give one's name"
      5: 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" [syn: {give}, {pay}]
      6: organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have,
         throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: {hold},
         {throw}, {have}, {make}, {give}]
      7: convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical
         gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look" [syn:
         {give}, {throw}]
      8: give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her
         for her birthday?" [syn: {give}, {gift}, {present}]
      9: cause to happen or be responsible for; "His two singles gave
         the team the victory" [syn: {give}, {yield}]
      10: dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay
          attention to" [syn: {give}, {pay}, {devote}]
      11: 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" [syn: {render},
          {yield}, {return}, {give}, {generate}]
      12: transmit (knowledge or skills); "give a secret to the
          Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new
          skill to the students" [syn: {impart}, {leave}, {give},
          {pass on}]
      13: bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
          [syn: {establish}, {give}]
      14: leave with; give temporarily; "Can I give you my keys while
          I go in the pool?"; "Can I give you the children for the
      15: emit or utter; "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"
      16: endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I
          gave two sons to the war" [syn: {sacrifice}, {give}]
      17: 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" [syn: {pass}, {hand},
          {reach}, {pass on}, {turn over}, {give}]
      18: 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" [syn:
          {give}, {dedicate}, {consecrate}, {commit}, {devote}]
      19: give (as medicine); "I gave him the drug"
      20: give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave
          him a punch in the nose" [syn: {give}, {apply}]
      21: bestow; "give homage"; "render thanks" [syn: {give},
      22: bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a
          divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights" [syn: {grant},
      23: move in order to make room for someone for something; "The
          park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the
          crowd" [syn: {move over}, {give way}, {give}, {ease up},
      24: give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't
          give the child this tough meat" [syn: {feed}, {give}] [ant:
          {famish}, {starve}]
      25: contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office" [syn:
          {contribute}, {give}, {chip in}, {kick in}]
      26: 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" [syn: {collapse}, {fall in},
          {cave in}, {give}, {give way}, {break}, {founder}]
      27: 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: execute and deliver; "Give bond"
      29: deliver in exchange or recompense; "I'll give you three
          books for four CDs"
      30: afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French
          doors give onto a terrace" [syn: {afford}, {open}, {give}]
      31: present to view; "He gave the sign to start"
      32: perform for an audience; "Pollini is giving another concert
          in New York"
      33: be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material
          doesn't give" [syn: {give}, {yield}]
      34: propose; "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday
      35: accord by verdict; "give a decision for the plaintiff"
      36: manifest or show; "This student gives promise of real
          creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
      37: offer in good faith; "He gave her his word"
      38: submit for consideration, judgment, or use; "give one's
          opinion"; "give an excuse"
      39: guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; "You gave me
          to think that you agreed with me"
      40: allow to have or take; "I give you two minutes to respond"
      41: inflict as a punishment; "She gave the boy a good spanking";
          "The judge gave me 10 years"
      42: occur; "what gives?"
      43: consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; "She
          gave herself to many men"
      44: proffer (a body part); "She gave her hand to her little

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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