meaning 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.
To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy.
To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks.
To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc. ; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc.
To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission.
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.
To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply ones 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.
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.
To allow or admit by way of supposition.
To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain.
To pledge; as, to give ones word.
To cause; to make; -- with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc.
To give a gift or gifts.
To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.
To become soft or moist.
To move; to recede.
To shed tears; to weep.
To have a misgiving.
To open; to lead.
the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

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