giv·er | \ˈgi-vər \

Definition of giver 

: one that gives : donor

Examples of giver in a Sentence

a giver of unwanted advice

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And no regrets — regardless of what online opinion-givers have to say about it. Mike Householder, Detroit Free Press, "14 boys, no regrets: Michigan family happy the way they are," 12 June 2018 Over-givers establish a relationship dynamic that others easily become accustomed to. Laurie Sue Brockway, Woman's Day, "11 Ways to Quit Being So Nice and Learn How to Set Boundaries," 12 July 2016 Be a giver, not a taker; be someone who wants to make a change in the world, not damage it further; and be someone who climbs the ladder to success and can bring people with them, not step over people just to make it to the top. Adam Turer,, "Catching up: Houston Texan, Mt. Healthy grad Heath on character, 'Be a giver, not a taker'," 6 July 2018 Advice givers, Weisberg writes, serve an important social function: some give advice that passes into collective wisdom, on childcare (Dr. Benjamin Spock) or personal finance (Sylvia Porter). Alexandra Molotkow, The New Republic, "The Power of the Advice Columnist," 26 Mar. 2018 In addition, the law provides pre-9/11 veterans with benefits to help cover the cost of in-home care-givers. Donovan Slack, USA TODAY, "Trump signs VA law to provide veterans more private health care choices," 6 June 2018 These are givers whose philanthropy has been absent neurosis and aggression. Maria Panaritis,, "The Haas family gave Stoneleigh gardens to the public. Lower Merion Schools should keep their hands off of it. | Maria Panaritis," 2 June 2018 Another Ariadne checklist helps care givers eliminate much of the needless risk in childbirth. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "What Jamie Dimon Saw in Atul Gawande: “A Big Brain and A Big Heart”," 22 June 2018 Bersin wrote back that if tribal funds bought the blanket, then there is just one giver and Ferrioli couldn’t accept it if the tribes might have an economic interest in Ferrioli’s decision-making as a public official. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "Gift to Oregon Senate GOP leader created ethical quandary," 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of giver

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of giver

: someone who gives something to another person

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