Synonyms for give


1. give, spring, springiness, elasticity, snap
usage: the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length


1. give
usage: cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"
2. yield, give, afford, supply, provide, render, furnish
usage: be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
3. give, transfer
usage: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
4. give, state, say, tell
usage: convey or reveal information; "Give one's name"
5. give, pay, communicate, intercommunicate
usage: 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"
6. hold, throw, have, make, give, direct
usage: organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
7. give, throw, communicate, intercommunicate
usage: convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
8. give, gift, present
usage: give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
9. give, yield, make, create
usage: cause to happen or be responsible for; "His two singles gave the team the victory"
10. give, pay, devote, think, cogitate, cerebrate
usage: dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
11. render, yield, return, give, generate, produce, make, create
usage: 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"
12. impart, leave, give, pass on, tell
usage: transmit (knowledge or skills); "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new skill to the students"
13. establish, give, make, create
usage: bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
14. give, pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give
usage: leave with; give temporarily; "Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?"; "Can I give you the children for the weekend?"
15. give, utter, emit, let out, let loose
usage: emit or utter; "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"
16. sacrifice, give, release, relinquish, resign, free, give up
usage: endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
17. pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give, transfer
usage: 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"
18. give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote, use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
usage: 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"
19. give, administer, dispense
usage: give (as medicine); "I gave him the drug"
20. give, apply, distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out
usage: give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
21. give, render, communicate, intercommunicate
usage: bestow; "give homage"; "render thanks"
22. grant, give
usage: bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights"
23. move over, give way, give, ease up, yield, move
usage: move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"
24. feed, give, provide, supply, ply, cater
usage: give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
25. contribute, give, chip in, kick in, give
usage: contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office"
26. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder, change
usage: 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"
27. give, estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge
usage: estimate the duration or outcome of something; "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"
28. give, execute
usage: execute and deliver; "Give bond"
29. give, compensate, recompense, repair, indemnify
usage: deliver in exchange or recompense; "I'll give you three books for four CDs"
30. afford, open, give
usage: afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
31. give, show
usage: present to view; "He gave the sign to start"
32. give, perform
usage: perform for an audience; "Pollini is giving another concert in New York"
33. give, yield, stretch
usage: be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn't give"
34. give, toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail
usage: propose; "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
35. give, accord, allot, grant
usage: accord by verdict; "give a decision for the plaintiff"
36. give, express, show, evince
usage: manifest or show; "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
37. give, pledge
usage: offer in good faith; "He gave her his word"
38. give, submit, subject
usage: submit for consideration, judgment, or use; "give one's opinion"; "give an excuse"
39. give, lead
usage: guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"
40. give, permit, allow, let, countenance
usage: allow to have or take; "I give you two minutes to respond"
41. give, inflict, bring down, visit, impose
usage: inflict as a punishment; "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"
42. give, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
usage: occur; "what gives?"
43. give, accept, consent, go for
usage: consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; "She gave herself to many men"
44. give, offer, proffer
usage: proffer (a body part); "She gave her hand to her little sister"
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