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  1. [noun] the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    Synonyms: spring, springiness

  2. [verb] cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"

  3. [verb] be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
    Synonyms: yield, afford

  4. [verb] transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

  5. [verb] convey or reveal information; "Give one's name"

  6. [verb] convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention"
    Synonyms: pay

  7. [verb] organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
    Synonyms: hold, throw, have, make

  8. [verb] convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
    Synonyms: throw

  9. [verb] give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
    Synonyms: gift, present

  10. [verb] bring about; "His two singles gave the team the victory"
    Synonyms: bring about, yield

  11. [verb] dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
    Synonyms: pay, devote

  12. [verb] give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
    Synonyms: render, yield, return, generate

  13. [verb] tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"
    Synonyms: impart, leave, pass on

  14. [verb] bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
    Synonyms: establish

  15. [verb] leave with; give temporarily; "Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?"; "Can I give you the children for the weekend?"

  16. [verb] emit or utter; "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"

  17. [verb] endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
    Synonyms: sacrifice

  18. [verb] place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
    Synonyms: pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over

  19. [verb] give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
    Synonyms: dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote

  20. [verb] give (as medicine); "I gave him the drug"

  21. [verb] give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
    Synonyms: apply

  22. [verb] bestow; "give hommage"; "render thanks"
    Synonyms: render

  23. [verb] bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights"
    Synonyms: grant

  24. [verb] move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"
    Synonyms: move over, way, ease up, yield

  25. [verb] give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
    Synonyms: feed

  26. [verb] contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office"
    Synonyms: contribute, chip in, kick in

  27. [verb] break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
    Synonyms: collapse, fall in, cave in, way, break, founder

  28. [verb] estimate the duration or outcome of something; "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"

  29. [verb] execute and deliver; "Give bond"

  30. [verb] deliver in exchange or recompense; "I'll give you three books for four CDs"

  31. [verb] afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
    Synonyms: afford, open

  32. [verb] present to view; "He gave the sign to start"

  33. [verb] perform for an audience; "Pollini is giving another concert in New York"

  34. [verb] be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn't give"
    Synonyms: yield

  35. [verb] propose; "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"

  36. [verb] legal use: accord by verdict; "give a decision for the plaintiff"

  37. [verb] manifest or show; "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"

  38. [verb] offer in good faith; "He gave her his word"

  39. [verb] submit for consideration, judgment, or use; "give one's opinion"; "give an excuse"

  40. [verb] guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"

  41. [verb] allow to have or take; "I give you two minutes to respond"

  42. [verb] inflict as a punishment; "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"

  43. [verb] occur; "what gives?"

  44. [verb] consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; "She gave herself to many men"

  45. [verb] proffer (a body part); "She gave her hand to her little sister"


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