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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give out: to make or become no longer active or productive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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At no time was I given to understand that this was so pounds 249.
I have been given to understand that electronic goods such as computers, mobile phones and batteries, should not be disposed of in regular bins as they are hazardous to health and harmful to the environment.
Now, according to The Lindberghs, there were "detectives shadowing him much of the time, and he was given to understand that it would be safer for him if he was to change his tactics.
I was given to understand that the piece had been rejected as being dramatically "too black and white" (let me expand the pun in a moment), and John Hirsch was startled at my choice.
I am given to understand from your literature that ease of use was one of the emphases that you had going in.
in the early 1980s I was given to understand that the staff at Grenville Christian College became enamoured of the Anglican Church of Canada when they asked the rector of St.
I am given to understand that the police and traffic wardens would like disabled parking permits to include a photograph of the owner, but representatives of the disabled drivers have objected.
We are given to understand that Birmingham is at the centre of the British motor car industry and yet the Institute of Directors chose to show a line up of cars made in Germany when celebrating the achievements of the Lord Mayor (above).
She has been assessed as in need of 24 hour residential care and we were given to understand that we would have a free choice as to which home she could reside in.
Grant Shapps, has still to make a public statement on this, but we are given to understand his reason is to reduce the regulatory burden.
In a series of lively and thought-provoking essays we are given to understand that the Grand Canyon contains an underground city, an anonymous Incan is buried in Norway, the Romans may have landed in New Jersey and Florida harbors an ancient copy of Stonehenge.
Maybe they have, but it was not what we were given to understand by our GM, who took the flack as if it was his idea to make the reduction in prizemoney.
Pontypridd, like Damascus, we were given to understand, was a universe within itself, but it was always dangerous to get ideas above your station.
But today, I was given to understand by my police officers who are in touch with her that she is prepared to fight the case of Ajmal Kasab," said Patil.
SIR Ian Blair, Britain's most senior police officer, but who is, one is given to understand on good authority, likely to be spending more time gardening in the not too distant future, has told his people to "expect the unexpected" in the light of last week's suspected restaurant bombing attempt in Exeter.