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Definition

[n] the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
[v] proffer, as of a body part; "She gave her hand to her little sister"
[v] consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; "She gave herself to many men"
[v] occur; "what gives?" (slang)
[v] estimate the duration or outcome of something; "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"
[v] as in the expressions"give thought to"; "give priority to"
[v] inflict as a punishment; "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"
[v] allow to have or take; "I give you two minutes to respond"
[v] guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"
[v] submit for consideration, judgment, or use; "give one's opinion"; "give an excuse"
[v] 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"
[v] offer in good faith; "He gave her his word"
[v] manifest or show; "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
[v] convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
[v] 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"
[v] bestow; "give hommage"; "render thanks"
[v] legal use: accord by verdict; "give a decision for the plaintiff"
[v] propose as a toast
[v] give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
[v] be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn't give"
[v] 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"
[v] bring about; "His two singles gave the team the victory"
[v] bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
[v] perform for an audience; "Pollini is giving another concert in New York"
[v] present to view; "He gave the sign to start"
[v] organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course", etc.
[v] move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] 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?"
[v] give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
[v] place into the hands or custody of; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
[v] convey or reveal information; "Give one's name"
[v] tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"
[v] contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office"
[v] give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
[v] give, as of medicine; "I gave him the drug"
[v] cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"
[v] bestow, esp. officially; "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights"
[v] be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
[v] endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
[v] afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
[v] deliver in exchange or recompense; "I'll give you three books for four CDs"
[v] emit or utter; "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"
[v] execute and deliver; "Give bond"

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Antonyms

famish, starve, take