Synonyms for (noun) give

spring, springiness, give

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

LESS SPECIFIC: snap, elasticity

Synonyms for (verb) give

give

proffer (a body part)

She gave her hand to her little sister

LESS SPECIFIC: proffer, offer


give

consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man

She gave herself to many men

LESS SPECIFIC: consent, accept, go for


give

occur

what gives?


give

estimate the duration or outcome of something

He gave the patient three months to live; I gave him a very good chance at success

LESS SPECIFIC: judge, approximate, estimate, gauge, guess


devote, pay, give

dedicate

give thought to; give priority to; pay attention to

LESS SPECIFIC: think, cogitate, cerebrate


give

inflict as a punishment

She gave the boy a good spanking; The judge gave me 10 years

LESS SPECIFIC: bring down, visit, inflict, impose


give

allow to have or take

I give you two minutes to respond

LESS SPECIFIC: let, countenance, permit, allow


give

guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion

You gave me to think that you agreed with me

LESS SPECIFIC: lead


give

submit for consideration, judgment, or use

give one's opinion; give an excuse

LESS SPECIFIC: subject, submit


give, 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

LESS SPECIFIC: use, utilise, utilize, employ, apply


give

offer in good faith

He gave her his word

LESS SPECIFIC: pledge


give

manifest or show

This student gives promise of real creativity; The office gave evidence of tampering

LESS SPECIFIC: show, evince, express


give, throw

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

Throw a glance; She gave me a dirty look

LESS SPECIFIC: communicate, intercommunicate


pay, give

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

LESS SPECIFIC: communicate, intercommunicate


give, render

bestow

give homage; render thanks

LESS SPECIFIC: communicate, intercommunicate


give

accord by verdict

give a decision for the plaintiff

LESS SPECIFIC: grant, accord, allot


give

propose

He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party

LESS SPECIFIC: wassail, salute, drink, toast, pledge


feed, give

give food to

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

LESS SPECIFIC: cater, supply, provide, ply


yield, give

be flexible under stress of physical force

This material doesn't give

LESS SPECIFIC: stretch


give, 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

LESS SPECIFIC: create, make, produce


yield, give

cause to happen or be responsible for

His two singles gave the team the victory

LESS SPECIFIC: make, create


establish, give

bring about

The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth

LESS SPECIFIC: make, create


give

perform for an audience

Pollini is giving another concert in New York

LESS SPECIFIC: perform


give

present to view

He gave the sign to start

LESS SPECIFIC: show


make, have, hold, give, throw

organize or be responsible for

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

LESS SPECIFIC: direct


move over, ease up, give, 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

LESS SPECIFIC: move


founder, fall in, break, cave in, collapse, give, 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

LESS SPECIFIC: change


give

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

LESS SPECIFIC: transfer


give

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?

LESS SPECIFIC: hand, give, reach, pass, pass on, turn over


hand, give, 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

LESS SPECIFIC: transfer


give

convey or reveal information

Give one's name

LESS SPECIFIC: tell, say, state


give, 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

LESS SPECIFIC: tell


contribute, give, kick in, chip in

contribute to some cause

I gave at the office

LESS SPECIFIC: give


apply, give

give or convey physically

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


give

give (as medicine)

I gave him the drug

LESS SPECIFIC: administer, dispense


yield, afford, give

be the cause or source of

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

LESS SPECIFIC: supply, render, provide, furnish


sacrifice, give

endure the loss of

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

LESS SPECIFIC: give up, free, release, relinquish, resign


give

deliver in exchange or recompense

I'll give you three books for four CDs


give

emit or utter

Give a gulp; give a yelp

LESS SPECIFIC: utter, let loose, let out, emit


give

execute and deliver

Give bond

LESS SPECIFIC: execute