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1. [[To]] bestow [[Without]] receiving [[A]] return; [[To]] confer [[Without]] compensation; [[To]] impart, [[As]] [[A]] possession; [[To]] grant, [[As]] authority [[Or]] permission; [[To]] [[Yield]] [[Up]] [[Or]] allow. ''For generous [[Lords]] had rather [[Give]] than [[Pay]].'' (Young)
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1. to bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to [[yield]] up or allow. ''For generous [[lords]] had rather give than [[pay]].'' (Young)
  
2. [[To]] [[Yield]] possesion of; [[To]] [[Deliver]] over, [[As]] [[Property]], [[In]] [[Exchange]] for something; [[To]] pay; [[As]], we [[Give]] the [[Value]] of what we buy. ''What shall [[A]] [[Man]] [[Give]] [[In]] [[Exchange]] for [[His]] [[Soul]] ?'' (Matt. Xvi. 26)
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2. to [[yield]] possesion of; to [[deliver]] over, as [[property]], in [[exchange]] for something; to pay; as, we give the [[value]] of what we buy. ''What shall a [[man]] give in [[exchange]] for his [[soul]] ?'' (Matt. Xvi. 26)
  
3. [[To]] yield; [[To]] furnish; [[To]] produce; [[To]] emit; [[As]], [[Flint]] and [[Steel]] [[Give]] [[Sparks]].
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3. to yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, [[flint]] and [[steel]] give [[sparks]].
  
4. [[To]] communicate [[Or]] announce, [[As]] [[Advice]], tidings, etc.; [[To]] pronounce; [[To]] render [[Or]] [[Utter]], [[As]] an opinion, [[A]] [[Judgment]], [[A]] sentence, [[A]] shout, etc.
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4. to communicate or announce, as [[advice]], tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or [[utter]], as an opinion, a [[judgment]], a sentence, a shout, etc.
  
5. [[To]] grant [[Power]] [[Or]] [[License]] to; [[To]] permit; [[To]] allow; [[To]] license; [[To]] commission. ''It is [[Given]] [[Me]] [[Once]] again [[To]] behold my friend.'' (Rowe) ''Then [[Give]] [[Thy]] friend [[To]] [[Shed]] the [[Sacred]] [[Wine]].'' (Pope)
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5. to grant [[power]] or [[license]] to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission. ''It is [[given]] me once again to behold my friend.'' (Rowe) ''Then give [[thy]] friend to [[shed]] the [[sacred]] [[wine]].'' (Pope)
  
6. [[To]] [[Exhibit]] [[As]] [[A]] [[Product]] [[Or]] result; [[To]] produce; [[To]] show; [[As]], the [[Number]] of [[Men]], [[Divided]] by the [[Number]] of [[Ships]], gives four [[Hundred]] [[To]] each [[Ship]].
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6. to [[exhibit]] as a [[product]] or result; to produce; to show; as, the [[number]] of [[men]], [[divided]] by the [[number]] of [[ships]], gives four hundred to each [[ship]].
  
7. [[To]] devote; [[To]] apply; used reflexively, [[To]] [[Devote]] [[Or]] [[Apply]] one's self; [[As]], the [[Soldiers]] [[Give]] themselves [[To]] plunder; [[Also]] [[In]] [[This]] [[Sense]] used very frequently [[In]] the past participle; [[As]], the people are [[Given]] [[To]] [[Luxury]] and pleasure; the [[Youth]] is [[Given]] [[To]] [[Study]].
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7. to devote; to apply; used reflexively, to [[devote]] or [[apply]] one's self; as, the [[soldiers]] give themselves to plunder; also in this [[sense]] used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are [[given]] to [[luxury]] and pleasure; the [[youth]] is [[given]] to [[study]].
  
8. (Science: logic) [[To]] [[Set]] [[Forth]] [[As]] [[A]] known [[Quantity]] [[Or]] [[A]] known [[Relation]], [[Or]] [[As]] [[A]] [[Premise]] from which [[To]] reason; used principally [[In]] the [[Passive]] [[Form]] [[Given]].
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8. (Science: logic) to [[set]] [[forth]] as a known [[quantity]] or a known [[relation]], or as a [[premise]] from which to reason; used principally in the [[passive]] [[form]] [[given]].
  
9. [[To]] allow [[Or]] [[Admit]] by [[Way]] of supposition. ''I [[Give]] not [[Heaven]] for [[Lost]].'' (Mlton)
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9. to allow or [[admit]] by [[way]] of supposition. ''I give not [[heaven]] for [[lost]].'' (Mlton)
  
10. [[To]] attribute; [[To]] assign; [[To]] adjudge. ''I don't wonder at people's giving [[Him]] [[To]] [[Me]] [[As]] [[A]] [[Lover]].'' (Sheridan)
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10. to attribute; to assign; to adjudge. ''I don't wonder at people's giving him to me as a [[lover]].'' (Sheridan)
  
11. [[To]] [[Excite]] [[Or]] [[Cause]] [[To]] [[Exist]], [[As]] [[A]] sensation; [[As]], [[To]] [[Give]] offense; [[To]] [[Give]] [[Pleasure]] [[Or]] [[Pain]].
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11. to [[excite]] or [[cause]] to [[exist]], as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give [[pleasure]] or [[pain]].
  
12. [[To]] pledge; [[As]], [[To]] [[Give]] one's [[Word]].
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12. to pledge; as, to give one's [[word]].
  
13. [[To]] cause; [[To]] make; with the infinitive; [[As]], [[To]] [[Give]] one [[To]] understand, [[To]] [[Know]], etc. ''But [[There]] the [[Duke]] was [[Given]] [[To]] understand That [[In]] [[A]] gondola were seen together Lorenzo and [[His]] amorous Jessica.'' (Shak) [[To]] [[Give]] [[Away]], [[To]] [[Make]] over [[To]] another; [[To]] [[Transfer]]. ''Whatsoever we employ [[In]] charitable [[Uses]] during our [[Lives]], is [[Given]] [[Away]] from ourselves.'' (Atterbury) [[To]] [[Give]] [[Back]], [[To]] return; [[To]] [[Restore]]. [[To]] [[Give]] the [[Bag]], [[To]] cheat. ''I [[Fear]] our [[Ears]] have [[Given]] us the [[Bag]].'' ([[J]]. Webster) [[To]] [[Give]] [[Birth]] [[To]]. [[To]] [[Bear]] [[Or]] [[Bring]] [[Forth]], [[As]] [[A]] [[Child]]. [[To]] originate; [[To]] [[Give]] [[Existence]] [[To]], [[As]] an enterprise, [[Idea]]. [[To]] [[Give]] chase, [[To]] [[Pursue]]. [[To]] [[Give]] [[Ear]] [[To]]. [[See]] [[Ear]]. [[To]] [[Give]] [[Forth]], [[To]] [[Give]] out; [[To]] publish; [[To]] [[Tell]]. [[To]] [[Give]] [[Ground]]. [[See]] [[Ground]], [[To]] [[Give]] the [[Hand]], [[To]] [[Pledge]] friendship [[Or]] faith. [[To]] [[Give]] the [[Hand]] of, [[To]] espouse; [[To]] bestow [[In]] [[Marriage]]. [[To]] [[Give]] the [[Head]]. [[See]] [[Head]], [[To]] [[Give]] [[In]]. [[To]] abate; [[To]] deduct. [[To]] declare; [[To]] [[Make]] known; [[To]] announce; [[To]] tender; [[As]], [[To]] [[Give]] [[In]] one's [[Adhesion]] [[To]] [[A]] party. [[To]] [[Give]] the [[Lie]] [[To]] ([[A]] person), [[To]] [[Tell]] ([[Him]]) that he [[Lies]]. [[To]] [[Give]] [[Line]]. [[See]] [[Line]]. [[To]] [[Give]] [[Off]], [[To]] [[Emit]], [[As]] [[Steam]], [[Vapor]], [[Odour]], etc. [[To]] [[Give]] one's [[Self]] [[Away]], [[To]] [[Make]] an inconsiderate surrender of one's [[Cause]], an unintentional [[Disclosure]] of one's purposes, [[Or]] the [[Like]]. [[To]] [[Give]] out. [[To]] [[Utter]] publicly; [[To]] report; [[To]] announce [[Or]] declare. ''One that gives out himself [[Prince]] Florizel.'' (Shak) ''Give out you are of Epidamnum.'' (Shak) [[To]] send out; [[To]] emit; [[To]] distribute; [[As]], [[A]] [[Substance]] gives out [[Steam]] [[Or]] odors. [[To]] [[Give]] over. [[To]] [[Yield]] completely; [[To]] quit; [[To]] [[Abandon]]. [[To]]
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13. to cause; to make; with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to [[know]], etc. ''But there the [[duke]] was [[given]] to understand That in a gondola were seen together Lorenzo and his amorous Jessica.'' (Shak) to give [[away]], to [[make]] over to another; to [[transfer]]. ''Whatsoever we employ in charitable [[uses]] during our [[lives]], is [[given]] [[away]] from ourselves.'' (Atterbury) to give back, to return; to [[restore]]. to give the [[bag]], to cheat. ''I [[fear]] our [[ears]] have [[given]] us the [[bag]].'' ([[j]]. Webster) to give [[birth]] to. to [[bear]] or [[bring]] [[forth]], as a [[child]]. to originate; to give [[existence]] to, as an enterprise, [[idea]]. to give chase, to [[pursue]]. to give [[ear]] to. See [[ear]]. to give [[forth]], to give out; to publish; to [[tell]]. to give [[ground]]. See [[ground]], to give the [[hand]], to [[pledge]] friendship or faith. to give the [[hand]] of, to espouse; to bestow in [[marriage]]. to give the [[head]]. See [[head]], to give in. to abate; to deduct. to declare; to [[make]] known; to announce; to tender; as, to give in one's [[adhesion]] to a party. to give the [[lie]] to (a person), to [[tell]] (him) that he [[lies]]. to give [[line]]. See [[line]]. to give off, to [[emit]], as [[steam]], [[vapor]], [[odour]], etc. to give one's [[self]] [[away]], to [[make]] an inconsiderate surrender of one's [[cause]], an unintentional [[disclosure]] of one's purposes, or the like. to give out. to [[utter]] publicly; to report; to announce or declare. ''One that gives out himself [[prince]] Florizel.'' (Shak) ''Give out you are of Epidamnum.'' (Shak) to send out; to emit; to distribute; as, a [[substance]] gives out [[steam]] or odors. to give over. to [[yield]] completely; to quit; to [[abandon]]. to
 
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[[Despair]] of. [[To]] [[Addict]], resign, [[Or]] [[Apply]] (one's [[Self]]). ''The [[Babylonians]] had [[Given]] themselves over [[To]] all [[Manner]] of [[Vice]].'' [[To]] [[Give]] [[Place]], [[To]] withdraw; [[To]] [[Yield]] one's claim. [[To]] [[Give]] [[Points]]. [[In]] [[Games]] of [[Skill]], [[To]] [[Equalize]] [[Chances]] by conceding [[A]] certain advantage; [[To]] allow [[A]] [[Handicap]]. [[To]] [[Give]] useful [[Suggestions]]. [[To]] [[Give]] rein. [[See]] Rein, [[To]] [[Give]] the [[Sack]] . [[Same]] [[As]] [[To]] [[Give]] the [[Bag]]. [[To]] [[Give]] and [[Take]]. [[To]] [[Average]] [[Gains]] and losses. [[To]] [[Exchange]] [[Freely]], [[As]] [[Blows]], sarcasms, etc. [[To]] [[Give]] [[Time]], [[To]] [[Accord]] [[Extension]] [[Or]] forbearance [[To]] [[A]] debtor. [[To]] [[Give]] the [[Time]] of [[Day]], [[To]] [[Salute]] one with the compliment appropriate [[To]] the [[Hour]], [[As]] ''good [[Morning]].'' ''good [[Evening]], etc. [[To]] [[Give]] [[Tongue]], [[In]] [[Hunters]] [[Phrase]], [[To]] bark; said of [[Dogs]]. [[To]] [[Give]] [[Up]]. [[To]] abandon; [[To]] surrender. ''Don't [[Give]] [[Up]] the [[Ship]].'' ''He has . . . [[Given]] [[Up]] For certain [[Drops]] of [[Salt]], your city Rome.'' (Shak) [[To]] [[Make]] public; [[To]] reveal. ''I'll not [[State]] them By giving [[Up]] their [[Characters]].'' (Beau. & Fl) (Used [[Also]] reflexively) [[To]] [[Give]] [[Up]] the [[Ghost]]. [[See]] [[Ghost]]. [[To]] [[Give]] one's [[Self]] [[Up]], [[To]] [[Abandon]] hope; [[To]] despair; [[To]] surrender one's [[Self]]. [[To]] [[Give]] [[Way]]. [[To]] withdraw; [[To]] [[Give]] [[Place]]. [[To]] [[Yield]] [[To]] [[Force]] [[Or]] pressure; [[As]], the scaffolding gave [[Way]].
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[[despair]] of. to [[addict]], resign, or [[apply]] (one's [[self]]). ''The [[babylonians]] had [[given]] themselves over to all [[manner]] of [[vice]].'' to give [[place]], to withdraw; to [[yield]] one's claim. to give [[points]]. in [[games]] of [[skill]], to [[equalize]] [[chances]] by conceding a certain advantage; to allow a [[handicap]]. to give useful [[suggestions]]. to give rein. See Rein, to give the [[sack]] . Same as to give the [[bag]]. to give and take. to [[average]] [[gains]] and losses. to [[exchange]] [[freely]], as [[blows]], sarcasms, etc. to give [[time]], to [[accord]] [[extension]] or forbearance to a debtor. to give the [[time]] of [[day]], to [[salute]] one with the compliment appropriate to the [[hour]], as ''good [[morning]].'' ''good [[evening]], etc. to give [[tongue]], in [[hunters]] [[phrase]], to bark; said of [[dogs]]. to give up. to abandon; to surrender. ''Don't give up the [[ship]].'' ''He has . . . [[Given]] up For certain [[drops]] of [[salt]], your city Rome.'' (Shak) to [[make]] public; to reveal. ''I'll not [[state]] them By giving up their [[characters]].'' (Beau.
 
 
[[To]] depreciate [[Or]] [[Decline]] [[In]] value; [[As]], railroad securities gave [[Way]] [[Two]] per cent. [[To]] [[Give]] [[Way]] together, [[To]] [[Row]] [[In]] time; [[To]] [[Keep]] [[Stroke]].
 
 
 
Synonym: [[To]] [[Give]], Confer, Grant.
 
 
 
[[To]] [[Give]] is the [[Generic]] [[Word]], embracing all the [[Rest]]. [[To]] confer was originally used of [[Persons]] [[In]] [[Power]], [[Who]] gave [[Permanent]] grants [[Or]] privileges; [[As]], [[To]] confer the [[Order]] of knighthood; and hence it [[Still]] denotes the giving of something which [[Might]] have been withheld; [[As]], [[To]] confer [[A]] [[Favor]]. [[To]] grant is [[To]] [[Give]] [[In]] [[Answer]] [[To]] [[A]] petition [[Or]] request, [[Or]] [[To]] one [[Who]] is [[In]] some [[Way]] [[Dependent]] [[Or]] [[Inferior]].
 
 
 
Origin: [[Oe]]. [[Given]], yiven, yeven, [[As]]. Gifan, giefan; [[Akin]] [[To]] D. Geven, [[Os]]. Gan, OHG. Geban, Icel. [[Ge]]
 
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fa, Sw. Gifva, [[Dan]]. [[Give]], [[Goth]]. Giban. [[Cf]]. [[Gift]].
 
 
 
1. [[To]] [[Give]] [[A]] [[Gift]] [[Or]] [[Gifts]].
 
 
 
2. [[To]] [[Yield]] [[To]] [[Force]] [[Or]] pressure; [[To]] relax; [[To]] [[Become]] [[Less]] rigid; [[As]], the [[Earth]] gives [[Under]] the [[Feet]].
 
 
 
3. [[To]] [[Become]] soft [[Or]] [[Moist]].
 
 
 
4. [[To]] move; [[To]] recede. ''Now [[Back]] he gives, then [[Rushes]] [[On]] amain.'' (Daniel)
 
 
 
5. [[To]] [[Shed]] tears; [[To]] [[Weep]]. ''Whose [[Eyes]] do never [[Give]] [[But]] [[Through]] [[Lust]] and [[Laughter]].'' (Shak)
 
 
 
6. [[To]] have [[A]] misgiving. ''My [[Mind]] gives ye're reserved [[To]] [[Rob]] [[Poor]] [[Market]] [[Women]].'' ([[J]]. Webster)
 
 
 
7. [[To]] open; [[To]] [[Lead]]. ''This, [[Yielding]], gave [[Into]] [[A]] grassy [[Walk]].'' (Tennyson) [[To]] [[Give]] [[Back]], [[To]] recede; [[To]] retire; [[To]] [[Retreat]]. ''They gave [[Back]] and came [[No]] farther.'' (Bunyan) [[To]] [[Give]] [[In]], [[To]] yield; [[To]] succumb; [[To]] acknowledge one's [[Self]] beaten; [[To]] cease [[Opposition]]. ''The Scots battalion was enforced [[To]] [[Give]] [[In]].'' (Hayward) ''This consideration may [[Induce]] [[A]] [[Translator]] [[To]] [[Give]] [[In]] [[To]] those [[General]] [[Phrases]].'' (Pope) [[To]] [[Give]] [[Off]], [[To]] cease; [[To]] forbear. [[To]] [[Give]] [[On]] [[Or]] [[Upon]]. [[To]] rush; [[To]] [[Fall]] [[Upon]]. [[To]] have [[A]] [[View]] of; [[To]] [[Be]] [[In]] [[Sight]] of; [[To]] overlook; [[To]] [[Look]] toward; [[To]] [[Open]] upon; [[To]] front; [[To]] [[Face]]. ''Rooms which gave [[Upon]] [[A]] pillared [[Porch]].'' (Tennyson) ''The [[Gloomy]] [[Staircase]] [[On]] which the [[Grating]] gave.'' (Dickens) [[To]] [[Give]] out. [[To]] expend all one's [[Strength]]. Hence: [[To]] cease from exertion; [[To]] fail; [[To]] [[Be]] exhausted; [[As]], my [[Feet]] [[Being]] [[To]] [[Give]] out; the flour has [[Given]] out. [[To]] [[Give]] over, [[To]] cease; [[To]] discontinue; [[To]] desist. ''It would [[Be]] [[Well]] for all authors, if they knew when [[To]] [[Give]] over, and [[To]] desist from any further [[Pursuits]] after fame.'' (Addison) [[To]] [[Give]] [[Up]], [[To]] cease from effort; [[To]] yield; [[To]] despair; [[As]], he would never [[Give]] [[Up]].
 
 
 

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Give

1. to bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow. For generous lords had rather give than pay. (Young)

2. to yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy. What shall a man give in exchange for his soul ? (Matt. Xvi. 26)

3. to yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks.

4. to communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc.

5. to grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission. It is given me once again to behold my friend. (Rowe) Then give thy friend to shed the sacred wine. (Pope)

6. to exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.

7. to devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure; the youth is given to study.

8. (Science: logic) to set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; used principally in the passive form given.

9. to allow or admit by way of supposition. I give not heaven for lost. (Mlton)

10. to attribute; to assign; to adjudge. I don't wonder at people's giving him to me as a lover. (Sheridan)

11. to excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain.

12. to pledge; as, to give one's word.

13. to cause; to make; with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc. But there the duke was given to understand That in a gondola were seen together Lorenzo and his amorous Jessica. (Shak) to give away, to make over to another; to transfer. Whatsoever we employ in charitable uses during our lives, is given away from ourselves. (Atterbury) to give back, to return; to restore. to give the bag, to cheat. I fear our ears have given us the bag. (j. Webster) to give birth to. to bear or bring forth, as a child. to originate; to give existence to, as an enterprise, idea. to give chase, to pursue. to give ear to. See ear. to give forth, to give out; to publish; to tell. to give ground. See ground, to give the hand, to pledge friendship or faith. to give the hand of, to espouse; to bestow in marriage. to give the head. See head, to give in. to abate; to deduct. to declare; to make known; to announce; to tender; as, to give in one's adhesion to a party. to give the lie to (a person), to tell (him) that he lies. to give line. See line. to give off, to emit, as steam, vapor, odour, etc. to give one's self away, to make an inconsiderate surrender of one's cause, an unintentional disclosure of one's purposes, or the like. to give out. to utter publicly; to report; to announce or declare. One that gives out himself prince Florizel. (Shak) Give out you are of Epidamnum. (Shak) to send out; to emit; to distribute; as, a substance gives out steam or odors. to give over. to yield completely; to quit; to abandon. to 1000 despair of. to addict, resign, or apply (one's self). The babylonians had given themselves over to all manner of vice. to give place, to withdraw; to yield one's claim. to give points. in games of skill, to equalize chances by conceding a certain advantage; to allow a handicap. to give useful suggestions. to give rein. See Rein, to give the sack . Same as to give the bag. to give and take. to average gains and losses. to exchange freely, as blows, sarcasms, etc. to give time, to accord extension or forbearance to a debtor. to give the time of day, to salute one with the compliment appropriate to the hour, as good morning. good evening, etc. to give tongue, in hunters phrase, to bark; said of dogs. to give up. to abandon; to surrender. Don't give up the ship. He has . . . Given up For certain drops of salt, your city Rome. (Shak) to make public; to reveal. I'll not state them By giving up their characters. (Beau.