What is give?

  • (verb): Be the cause or source of.
    Synonyms: yield, afford
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on give:

Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
... "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)" is a funk song by Parliament ... under the name "Tear the Roof off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)" ...
Richie Rosenberg - "LaBamba"
... "But Bruce got up on the bar there and started shouting, 'Give me an L give me an A give me a B.' He christened me, you know ...
Oprah's Big Give
... Oprah's Big Give (also referred to as The Big Give) is a reality television series that aired Sunday nights at 900 PM Eastern/800PM Central on ABC, and is ... The Big Give is produced by Harpo Productions, and created and produced by Oprah Winfrey, and also produced by Bert Van Munster and Elise Doganieri ...
George Davies (retailer) - GIVe
... the Financial Times that he was to launch his fourth fashion business under the name of GIVe as in George 1V – his fourth large fashion venture ... The company has also been named GIVe because it is Davies' intention to donate part of the profits to charitable causes – he was quoted in the Sunday Times ... David Jones, was cited as one of the motivations behind the decision to launch the current brand, GIVe ...
Dictator Game - Challenges
... experiments where individuals are given the opportunity to give money, give nothing, or take money from the respondent ... the taking games with dictator games which start from the same endowments, most people who give in the dictator game would take in a taking game ... dictator games as being about giving, since they can either do nothing or give, and so ask themselves how much to give ...

More definitions of "give":

  • (verb): Cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense.
    Example: "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"
  • (verb): Estimate the duration or outcome of something.
    Example: "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"
  • (verb): Propose.
    Example: "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
  • (verb): Tell or deposit (information) knowledge.
    Example: "Give a secret to the Russians"
    Synonyms: impart, leave, pass on
  • (verb): Bestow.
    Example: "Give hommage"
    Synonyms: render
  • (verb): Inflict as a punishment.
    Example: "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"
  • (verb): Manifest or show.
    Example: "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
  • (verb): Dedicate.
    Example: "Give thought to"; "give priority to"
    Synonyms: pay, devote
  • (verb): Convey or reveal information.
    Example: "Give one's name"
  • (verb): Perform for an audience.
    Example: "Pollini is giving another concert in New York"
  • (verb): Organize or be responsible for.
    Example: "Give a course"
    Synonyms: hold, throw, have, make
  • (verb): Give (as medicine).
    Example: "I gave him the drug"
  • (verb): Emit or utter.
    Example: "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"
  • (verb): Endure the loss of.
    Synonyms: sacrifice
  • (verb): Legal use: accord by verdict.
    Example: "Give a decision for the plaintiff"
  • (verb): Proffer (a body part).
    Example: "She gave her hand to her little sister"
  • (verb): Present to view.
    Example: "He gave the sign to start"
  • (verb): Afford access to.
    Example: "The French doors give onto a terrace"
    Synonyms: afford, open
  • (verb): Transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody.
    Example: "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
  • (verb): Give or convey physically.
    Synonyms: apply
  • (verb): Leave with; give temporarily.
    Example: "Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?"; "Can I give you the children for the weekend?"
  • (verb): Consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man.
    Example: "She gave herself to many men"
  • (verb): Guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion.
    Example: "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"
  • (verb): Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause.
    Example: "Give one's talents to a good cause"
    Synonyms: dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote
  • (verb): Execute and deliver.
    Example: "Give bond"
  • (verb): Bestow, especially officially.
    Example: "Give a divorce"
    Synonyms: grant
  • (verb): Occur.
    Example: "What gives?"
  • (noun): The elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length.
    Synonyms: spring, springiness
  • (verb): Be flexible under stress of physical force.
    Example: "This material doesn't give"
    Synonyms: yield
  • (verb): Offer in good faith.
    Example: "He gave her his word"
  • (verb): Give food to.
    Example: "Don't give the child this tough meat"
    Synonyms: feed
  • (verb): Submit for consideration, judgment, or use.
    Example: "Give one's opinion"; "give an excuse"
  • (verb): Allow to have or take.
    Example: "I give you two minutes to respond"
  • (verb): Deliver in exchange or recompense.
    Example: "I'll give you three books for four CDs"
  • (verb): Convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture.
    Synonyms: throw
  • (verb): Convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow.
    Example: "Give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"
    Synonyms: pay
  • (verb): Give as a present; make a gift of.
    Example: "What will you give her for her birthday?"
    Synonyms: gift, present

Famous quotes containing the word give:

    I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you.
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Kings 3:12.

    No race has the last word on culture and on civilization. You do not know what the black man is capable of; you do not know what he is thinking and therefore you do not know what the oppressed and suppressed Negro, by virtue of his condition and circumstance, may give to the world as a surprise.
    Marcus Garvey (1887–1940)

    America has made no reparation to the Vietnamese, nothing. We are the richest people in the world and they are among the poorest. We savaged them, though they had never hurt us, and we cannot find it in our hearts, our honor, to give them help—because the government of Vietnam is Communist. And perhaps because they won.
    Martha Gellhorn (b. 1908)