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  1. be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. bring about; "His two singles gave the team the victory" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. as in the expressions"give thought to"; "give priority to" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. execute and deliver; "Give bond" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. proffer, as of a body part; "She gave her hand to her little sister" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; "She gave herself to many men" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. occur; "what gives?" (slang) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. estimate the duration or outcome of something; "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. inflict as a punishment; "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. allow to have or take; "I give you two minutes to respond" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; "You gave me to think that you agreed with me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. manifest or show; "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. bestow; "give hommage"; "render thanks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn't give" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. proffer (a body part); "She gave her hand to her little sister" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. occur; "what gives?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. submit for consideration, judgment, or use; "give one's opinion"; "give an excuse" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. offer in good faith; "He gave her his word" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. legal use: accord by verdict; "give a decision for the plaintiff" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. propose; "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. perform for an audience; "Pollini is giving another concert in New York" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. present to view; "He gave the sign to start" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. 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?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. convey or reveal information; "Give one's name" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. give (as medicine); "I gave him the drug" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  47. deliver in exchange or recompense; "I'll give you three books for four CDs" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  48. emit or utter; "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  49. To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. To allow or admit by way of supposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. To pledge; as, to give one's word. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. To give a gift or gifts. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. To become soft or moist. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. To move; to recede. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. To shed tears; to weep. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. To have a misgiving. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. To open; to lead. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. To afford a view of; as, his window gave the park. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. Given. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  68. To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; - used principally in the passive form given. Webster Dictionary DB
  70. To cause; to make; - with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. To bestow; confer without price or reward; grant; yield; as, to give up a claim; deliver; to pay; to present; to utter; as, to give a cry; to produce; to impart. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  72. To present gifts; yield to pressure; as, the lock began to give; surrender. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  73. Elasticity. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  74. Gave. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  75. Giving. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  76. To bestow: to impart: to yield: to grant: to permit: to afford: to furnish: to pay or render, as thanks: to pronounce, as a decision: to show, as a result: to apply, as one's self: to allow or admit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  77. To yield to pressure: to begin to melt: to grow soft:-pr.p. giving; pa.t. gave; pa.p. given. -GIVE CHASE, to pursue: GIVE FORTH, to emit, to publish: GIVE IN, to yield: GIVE OUT, to report, to emit: GIVE OVER, to cease: GIVE PLACE, to give way, to yield: GIVE UP, to abandon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  78. To bestow; yield; permit; pay. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  79. To bestow gratuitously. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  80. To transfer as or for a price; hand over; deliver; administer; inflict; declare; pronounce. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  81. To concede; surrender; often with up. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  82. To yield as a product or result. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  83. To supply; impart. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  84. To convey gratuitously something valuable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  85. To yield as through pressure; recede. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  86. To bestow; to grant without requiring a recompense; to deliver; to impart; to communicate; to pay; to yield; to quit; to grant; to expose; to allow; to permit; to afford; to furnish; to empower; to pay or render; to pronounce; to show; to emit; to apply; to admit. To give away, to transfer. To give back, to return. To give chase, to pursue. To give forth, to publish. To give the hand, to yield preeminence. To give in, to allow by way of abatement; to yield. To give over, to abandon; to believe to be lost. To give out, to utter publicly; to report; to exhibit in false appearance. To give up, to resign; to surrender; to relinquish. To give one's self up, to despair of one's recovery; to abandon. To give way, to yield; to recede. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  87. To yield to pressure; to begin to melt; to grow soft; to move; to recede. To give in, to go back. To give in to, to yield assent. To give off, to forbear. To give on, to rush. To give out, to proclaim. To give over, to cease; to act no more. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  88. To bestow; to confer; to pay, as a price; to grant without price or reward; to part; to grow moist; to soften; to resign or yield up; to render or utter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  89. To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure; the youth is given to study. mso.anu.edu.au
  90. To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; -- used principally in the passive form given. mso.anu.edu.au
  91. To cause; to make; -- with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc. mso.anu.edu.au
  92. 1. To transfer or yield to, or bestow upon, another. One of the operativewords in deeds of conveyance of real property. importing at common law, a warranty orcovenant for quiet enjoyment during the lifetime of the grantor. Mack v. Patcliin, 29How. Prac. (X. Y.) 23; Young v. Hargrave. 7 Ohio. G9, pt. 2; Dow v. Lewis, 4 Gray (Mass.) 473.2. To bestow upon another gratuitously or without consideration.In their ordinary and familiar signification, the words "sell" and "give" have not thesame meaning, but are commonly used to express different modes of transferring the right to property from one person to another. "Tosell" means to transfer for a valuable consideration, while "to give" signifies to transfergratuitously, without any equivalent. Parkinson v. State, 14 Md. 184, 74 Am. Dec. 522. thelawdictionary.org
  93. giv, v.t. to bestow: to impart: to yield: to grant: to permit: to afford: to furnish: to pay or render, as thanks: to pronounce, as a decision: to show, as a result: to apply, as one's self: to allow or admit.--v.i. to yield to pressure: to begin to melt: to grow soft: to open, or give an opening or view, to lead (with upon, on, into):--pr.p. giv'ing; pa.t. g[=a]ve; pa.p. given (giv'n).--p.adj. GIV'EN, bestowed: specified: addicted, disposed to: admitted, supposed.--ns. GIV'ER, one who gives or bestows; GIV'ING, the act of bestowing: (Shak.) an alleging of what is not real.--GIVE AND TAKE, to give and get fairly, fair measure on both sides; GIVE BIRTH TO, to bring forth: to originate; GIVE CHASE, to pursue; GIVE EAR, to listen; GIVE FORTH, to emit, to publish; GIVE GROUND, place, to give way, to yield; GIVE IN TO, to yield assent or obedience to; GIVE IT TO ONE (coll.), to scold or beat anybody severely; GIVE LINE, HEAD, REIN, &c., to give more liberty or scope--the metaphor from angling and driving; GIVE ONE'S SELF AWAY, to betray one's secret by a slip of the tongue, &c.; GIVE OUT, to report, to emit; GIVE OVER, to cease; GIVE THE LIE TO, to charge openly with falsehood; GIVE TONGUE, to bark; GIVE UP, to abandon; GIVE WAY, to fall back, to yield, to withdraw: to begin rowing--usually as a command to a crew. [A.S. giefan; Goth. giban, Ger. geben.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683

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