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Main Entry: 1give
Inflected Form(s): gave /gv/; giv·en /giv-n/; giv·ing 1: to make a present of <gave me a book> 2 a: 1GRANT 2, bestow b: to make a donation <give blood> <we already gave at the office> c: to grant or yield to another <gave her trust to her friend> 3 a: to put into the possession or keeping of another <give me the letter to mail> b: to offer to another : PROFFER <gave his hand to the visitor> c: 1PAY 1 <wouldn't give a penny for that bike> 4 a: to present in public performance <give a concert> b: to present to view <gave the signal to start> 5: to provide by way of entertainment <give a party> 6: to point out or set aside as a share or portion <gave their daughter half of their estate> 7: to indicate the source or cause of <gave all the glory to her mother> 8: to form, make, or yield as a product or result <cows give milk> <84 divided by 12 gives 7> 9 a: to deliver by some bodily action <gave me a push> b: to carry out a movement : PERFORM <gave a sudden leap> c: PRONOUNCE 1 <give judgment> 10: to offer for consideration or acceptance <gives no reason for his absence> 11: to apply fully : DEVOTE <gave herself to the cause> 12: to cause to have <gave pleasure to the reader> 13: to yield or collapse under force or pressure <the box gave under his foot> - giv·ernoun - give birth: to have a baby - give birth to: to bring forth : BEAR - give rise to: to be the cause or source of : PRODUCE - give the lie to: to show to be false - give way 1: 2RETREAT 1 2: to lose control of oneself <gave way to tears at the sad news> 3: 1COLLAPSE 3 synonymsGIVE, PRESENT, DONATE mean to hand over to someone without expecting something in return. GIVE can be used of anything that is delivered in any way <give me those cups> <give a gift to a friend>. PRESENT suggests that something is given with some ceremony <presented a trophy to the winner>. DONATE suggests giving to a charity or for the public good <donated new uniforms for the school band>.