Textual thesaurus for "give"

(noun) spring, springiness

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

(verb) devote, pay


give thought to; give priority to; pay attention to

(verb) dedicate, consecrate, devote, commit

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

(verb) throw

convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture

Throw a glance; She gave me a dirty look

(verb) pay

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

(verb) render


give homage; render thanks

(verb) feed

give food to

Feed the starving children in India; don't give the child this tough meat

(verb) yield

be flexible under stress of physical force

This material doesn't give

(verb) return, render, generate, yield

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

(verb) yield

cause to happen or be responsible for

His two singles gave the team the victory

(verb) establish

bring about

The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth

(verb) make, have, hold, throw

organize or be responsible for

hold a reception; have, throw, or make a party; give a course

(verb) move over, ease up, give way, yield

move in order to make room for someone for something

The park gave way to a supermarket; `Move over,' he told the crowd

(verb) founder, fall in, break, cave in, collapse, give way

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

(verb) gift, present

give as a present; make a gift of

What will you give her for her birthday?

(verb) hand, reach, pass, pass on, turn over

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

(verb) impart, pass on, leave

transmit (knowledge or skills)

give a secret to the Russians; leave your name and address here; impart a new skill to the students

(verb) contribute, kick in, chip in

contribute to some cause

I gave at the office

(verb) apply

give or convey physically

She gave him First Aid; I gave him a punch in the nose

(verb) grant

bestow, especially officially

grant a degree; give a divorce; This bill grants us new rights

(verb) yield, afford

be the cause or source of

He gave me a lot of trouble; Our meeting afforded much interesting information

(verb) sacrifice

endure the loss of

He gave his life for his children; I gave two sons to the war

(verb) afford, open

afford access to

the door opens to the patio; The French doors give onto a terrace