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give

verb

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1 to make a present of
  • thanked all the tutors who generously gave their time to help students after school

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2 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another
  • gave my camera to my father to hold while I went swimming

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3 to bring before the public in performance or exhibition
  • the author will give a reading from her latest work at 7:00 p.m.

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4 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

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5 to hand over or use up in payment
  • I wouldn't give a nickel for such a run-down car

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6 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion)
  • she gave her opinion on the matter very firmly and unmistakably

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7 to occupy (oneself) diligently or with close attention
  • totally gave himself to his studies in the hopes of winning a scholarship for next year

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8 to produce as revenue
  • a company that consistently gives $30 million in profits to the owner

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9 to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption
  • gave him my e-mail address

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10 to put before another for acceptance or consideration
  • she gave the committee her grant proposal

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11 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

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give, present, donate, bestow, confer, afford mean to convey to another as a possession. give, the general term, is applicable to any passing over of anything by any means. give alms gave her a ride on a pony give my love to your mother present carries a note of formality and ceremony. present an award donate is likely to imply a publicized giving (as to charity). donate a piano to the orphanage bestow implies the conveying of something as a gift and may suggest condescension on the part of the giver. bestow unwanted advice confer implies a gracious giving (as of a favor or honor). confer an honorary degree afford implies a giving or bestowing usually as a natural or legitimate consequence of the character of the giver. the trees afford shade a development that affords us some hope

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