Definition of give:

part of speech: noun


part of speech: verb

To bestow: to impart: to yield: to grant: to permit: to afford: to furnish: to pay or render, as thanks: to pronounce, as a decision: to show, as a result: to apply, as one's self: to allow or admit.

part of speech: verb

To bestow; confer without price or reward; grant; yield; as, to give up a claim; deliver; to pay; to present; to utter; as, to give a cry; to produce; to impart.

part of speech: verb

To present gifts; yield to pressure; as, the lock began to give; surrender.

part of speech: participle


part of speech: verb

To bestow; yield; permit; pay.

part of speech: verb

To yield to pressure: to begin to melt: to grow soft:- pr. p. giving; pa. t. gave; pa. p. given. - GIVE CHASE, to pursue: GIVE FORTH, to emit, to publish: GIVE IN, to yield: GIVE OUT, to report, to emit: GIVE OVER, to cease: GIVE PLACE, to give way, to yield: GIVE UP, to abandon.


Usage examples for give:

  • Ask her to give us something now. "Molly Bawn", Margaret Wolfe Hamilton.
  • I give it up, Steve. "Steve Yeager", William MacLeod Raine.
  • Give place to them. "The Comedies of Terence", Publius Terentius Afer.
  • And mind how you give it. "The Other Girls", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.

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