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gift

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gift

  1. 1 something given to someone without expectation of a return <gave him an unusual birthday gift> Synonyms bestowal, comp, donation, donative, fairing [British], freebie (or freebee), giveaway, handsel, lagniappe, largesse (also largess), present, presentation Related Words alms, benefaction, beneficence, benevolence, charity, contribution, dole, handout, oblation, offering, philanthropy, tithe; box [British], care package, foy [chiefly Scottish]; grant, subsidy; remembrance, tribute, valentine; bonus, boon, windfall; courtesy, favor, generosity, sacrifice; gratuity, propine [Scottish], tip; award, prize, reward; dowry; bequest, legacy Near Antonyms advance, loan; bribe, douceur, peace offering, sop

  2. 2 a special and usually inborn ability <has a gift for making guests feel right at home> Synonyms aptitude, bent, endowment, faculty, flair, genius, talent, head, knackRelated Words affinity, bias, disposition, habitude, impulse, inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turn; ear, eye, mind, nose; feel, hang, instinct, touch, way; capability, competence, facility, proficiency, skill; capacity, potential, power; forte, specialism, speciality, specialtyNear Antonyms disability, handicap, inability, incapacity; shortcoming, weakness




gift

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of gift

  1. to furnish freely or naturally with some power, quality, or attribute <gifted with an uncanny ability to persuade people to do things they ordinarily wouldn't> Synonyms bless, endue (or indue), favor, endow, investRelated Words equip, provide, supply; bestow (on or upon), clothe, confer (on), cover; accord, award, grant; empower, enable, enhance, enrich, heighten; bequeath, willNear Antonyms dispossess, divest, strip; deplete, drain, exhaust; skimp, stint




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