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Synonyms for give




give someone away

give something out: distribute

give something up: abandon


give something up: quit


give something up: hand over

Synonyms for give

to make a gift of

to present as a gift to a charity or cause

to relinquish to the possession or control of another

to distribute (money) as payment

to provide as a remedy

to mete out by means of some action

to let have as a favor, prerogative, or privilege

to put in the charge of another for care, use, or performance

to set aside or distribute as a share

to produce on the stage

to organize and carry out (an activity)

to cause (a disease) to pass to another or others

to bring forth (a product)

to discharge material, as vapor or fumes, usually suddenly and violently

to be unable to hold up


give away: to disclose in a breach of confidence

give back: to put (someone) in the possession of a prior position or office

give back: to send, put, or carry back to a former location

give forth: to discharge material, as vapor or fumes, usually suddenly and violently

give in: to cease opposition


give off: to discharge material, as vapor or fumes, usually suddenly and violently

give out: to discharge material, as vapor or fumes, usually suddenly and violently

give out: to cease functioning properly

give out: to suddenly lose all health or strength

give out: to lose so much strength and power as to become ineffective or motionless

give out: to make or become no longer active or productive

give out: to prove deficient or insufficient


give over: to yield (oneself) unrestrainedly, as to a particular impulse

give over: to cease consideration or treatment of

give up: to yield (oneself) unrestrainedly, as to a particular impulse

give up: to cease trying to accomplish or continue

give up: to desist from, cease, or discontinue (a habit, for example)

give up: to cease consideration or treatment of

give up: to lose all hope

Synonyms for give

the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

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cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense

convey or reveal information

convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.

organize or be responsible for

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convey or communicate

cause to happen or be responsible for

transmit (knowledge or skills)

leave with

emit or utter

give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

give (as medicine)

bestow, especially officially


move in order to make room for someone for something

contribute to some cause

estimate the duration or outcome of something

execute and deliver

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deliver in exchange or recompense

afford access to


present to view

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perform for an audience

be flexible under stress of physical force


accord by verdict

manifest or show

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offer in good faith

submit for consideration, judgment, or use

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guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion

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allow to have or take

inflict as a punishment

consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man

proffer (a body part)

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The Prime Minister will have to give ground when the smoke has cleared.
The Government was equally determined not to give ground, warning peers that their action could "kill" legislation essential to secure extra funding for higher education.
Russian troops have been walking a fine line in the hostage crisis, trying not to give ground to the rebels while doing nothing to endanger the hostages, which include women and children.
MANCHESTER United chief executive Peter Kenyon says both the players' union and the Premier League must give ground to avert a strike.
One official said: "Once it became apparent we had a very serious problem with homegrown al-Qaeda terrorism it was very hard not to give ground.
The important thing is that we must not give ground to England in the physical battle.
The House of Lords has done us all a favour by forcing the government to give ground, even if the unelected chamber remains badly in need of democratic reform.
Soon after, he permitted head girl Ruth Kelly to give ground.
Unless Cardiff give ground quickly, Ponty plan to look elsewhere for another outside half to battle Ceri Sweeney for the No 10 shirt.
But he is not expected to give ground over the principle of an increased role for private firms in areas such as the NHS.
The Government bluntly warned yesterday it will not give ground to the IRA.
Last night Premier John Major faced Ulster Unionist demands to stand firm against Sinn Fein - and not give ground to Gerry Adams's party in an bid to persuade the IRA to call a new ceasefire.
Now the Court of Cassation must rule whether there were any procedural irregularities that give grounds for a retrial.
The parliamentary elections give grounds to question the June referendum, she said.
A Conduct that takes place outside of the workplace may give grounds for you to take disciplinary action up to and including dismissal where appropriate.