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Definition of 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.
  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.
  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.
  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. 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.
  10. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
  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.
  14. To give a gift or gifts.
  15. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.
  16. To become soft or moist.
  17. To move; to recede.
  18. To shed tears; to weep.
  19. To have a misgiving.
  20. To open; to lead.
  21. To afford a view of; as, his window gave the park.

Give Quotations

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
George Washington
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Give Translations

give in Afrikaans is aangee, gee
give in Danish is give
give in Dutch is schenken, cadeau geven
give in Finnish is antaa
give in French is donnent, donnons, donner, passer, donnez
give in German is eingeben, geben, geben
give in Italian is dare, regalare
give in Latin is affero, tribuo, commodo
give in Norwegian is gi, skjenke
give in Portuguese is elasticidade
give in Spanish is donar, alargar, dar
give in Swedish is uppge, giva, ge

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