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giving

adjective

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1 as in caring, nurturing

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2 as in yielding, bending

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giving

noun

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the act of offering money in exchange for goods or services
  • a diorama about pioneer life at the museum that depicts the giving of beads for clothes

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giving

verb
present participle of give

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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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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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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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“Giving.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/giving. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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