give of oneself

Definition of give of oneself

formal
:to use one's time and effort to help others
  • He gave of himself to help the community grow and prosper.

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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