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given

adjective

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1 being in the habit or custom
  • a quiet man not given to loud expressions of emotion

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2 having a tendency to be or act in a certain way
  • she's given to exaggeration

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3 known but not named
  • candidates for the quiz show must complete the qualifying test within a given amount of time

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given

noun

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something taken as being true or factual and used as a starting point for a course of action or reasoning
  • it's a given that television viewers are influenced by advertising, even consciously or subconsciously

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given

verb
past participle of give

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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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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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The first known use of given was in the 14th century

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“Given.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/given. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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