Definition of GIVE

to make a present of <math tutors generously give their time to help students after school>
Phrases give of
to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another <gave my camera to my father to hold while I went swimming>
Antonyms hold, keep, retain
to bring before the public in performance or exhibition <the author will give a reading from her latest work at 7:00 p.m.>
Synonyms carry, give, mount, offer, stage
to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure <they loaded the shopping cart with so much food it gave under all the weight>
Near Antonyms inflate, rise, swell
to hand over or use up in payment <I wouldn't give a nickel for such a run-down car>
Synonyms disburse, drop, expend, fork (over, out, or up), give, lay out, outlay, pay, shell out
to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion) <she gave her opinion on the matter very firmly and unmistakably>
Near Antonyms censor, restrain, restrict
Antonyms stifle, suppress
to occupy (oneself) diligently or with close attention <totally gave himself to his studies in the hopes of winning a scholarship for next year>
Near Antonyms dally, dawdle, dillydally, fiddle (around), fool around, idle, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle
to produce as revenue <a company that consistently gives $30 million in profits to the owner>
Synonyms bear, give, pay, return
to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption <gave him my e-mail address>
Antonyms hold (back), keep (back), reserve, retain, withhold
to put before another for acceptance or consideration <she gave the committee her grant proposal>
to cause (something) to pass from one to another <she gave her cold to me, and now I'm so sick that I can barely get out of bed>
Near Antonyms catch, come down (with), contract

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