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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give out: to make or become no longer active or productive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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I suspect that Still's change of style around 1955--his embrace of cooler colors, higher contrast, and independent shapes floated against raw canvas (6)--was motivated by a desire to give the lie to Greenberg's 1955 observation that "Still, Newman, and Rothko suppress value contrasts and favor warm hues." Greenberg took what may have been his revenge in 1981, just after Still's death, deciding that "originality does not take care of everything" and that "close-valued darkness in abstract painting, deriving from him, has not come to all that much." (7)