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1 something given to someone without expectation of a return
  • gave him an unusual birthday gift

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Synonyms & Antonyms of gift (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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gift, faculty, aptitude, bent, talent, genius, knack mean a special ability for doing something. gift often implies special favor by God or nature. the gift of singing beautifully faculty applies to an innate or less often acquired ability for a particular accomplishment or function. a faculty for remembering names aptitude implies a natural liking for some activity and the likelihood of success in it. a mechanical aptitude bent is nearly equal to aptitude but it stresses inclination perhaps more than specific ability. a family with an artistic bent talent suggests a marked natural ability that needs to be developed. has enough talent to succeed genius suggests impressive inborn creative ability. has no great genius for poetry knack implies a comparatively minor but special ability making for ease and dexterity in performance. the knack of getting along

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