Synonyms for give

Synonyms for (noun) give

Synonyms: spring, springiness, give

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

Similar words: snap, elasticity

Definition: the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

Usage: the waistband had lost its snap

Synonyms for (verb) give

Synonyms: give

Definition: proffer (a body part)

Usage: She gave her hand to her little sister

Similar words: proffer, offer

Definition: present for acceptance or rejection

Usage: She offered us all a cold drink


Synonyms: give

Definition: consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man

Usage: She gave herself to many men

Similar words: consent, accept, go for

Definition: give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

Usage: I cannot accept your invitation; I go for this resolution


Synonyms: give

Definition: occur

Usage: what gives?

Similar words: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur

Definition: come to pass

Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important


Synonyms: give

Definition: estimate the duration or outcome of something

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

Similar words: judge, approximate, estimate, gauge, guess

Definition: judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

Usage: I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds


Synonyms: devote, pay, give

Definition: dedicate

Usage: give thought to; give priority to; pay attention to

Similar words: think, cogitate, cerebrate

Definition: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Usage: I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere


Synonyms: give

Definition: inflict as a punishment

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

Similar words: bring down, visit, inflict, impose

Definition: impose something unpleasant

Usage: The principal visited his rage on the students


Synonyms: give

Definition: allow to have or take

Usage: I give you two minutes to respond

Similar words: let, countenance, permit, allow

Definition: consent to, give permission

Usage: She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband; I won't let the police search her basement; I cannot allow you to see your exam


Synonyms: give

Definition: guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion

Usage: You gave me to think that you agreed with me

Similar words: lead

Definition: cause to undertake a certain action

Usage: Her greed led her to forge the checks


Synonyms: give

Definition: submit for consideration, judgment, or use

Usage: give one's opinion; give an excuse

Similar words: subject, submit

Definition: refer for judgment or consideration

Usage: The lawyers submitted the material to the court


Synonyms: give, dedicate, consecrate, devote, commit

Definition: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

Usage: She committed herself to the work of God; give one's talents to a good cause; consecrate your life to the church

Similar words: use, utilise, utilize, employ, apply

Definition: put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

Usage: use your head!; we only use Spanish at home; I can't use this tool; Apply a magnetic field here; This thinking was applied to many projects; How do you utilize this tool?; I apply this rule to get good results; use the plastic bags to store the food; He doesn't know how to use a computer


Synonyms: give

Definition: offer in good faith

Usage: He gave her his word

Similar words: pledge

Definition: give as a guarantee

Usage: I pledge my honor


Synonyms: give

Definition: manifest or show

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

Similar words: show, evince, express

Definition: give expression to

Usage: She showed her disappointment


Synonyms: give, throw

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

Usage: Throw a glance; She gave me a dirty look

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist


Synonyms: pay, give

Definition: convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow

Usage: Don't pay him any mind; give the orders; Give him my best regards; pay attention

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist


Synonyms: give, render

Definition: bestow

Usage: give homage; render thanks

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist


Synonyms: give

Definition: accord by verdict

Usage: give a decision for the plaintiff

Similar words: grant, accord, allot

Definition: allow to have

Usage: grant a privilege


Synonyms: give

Definition: propose

Usage: He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party

Similar words: wassail, salute, drink, toast, pledge

Definition: propose a toast to

Usage: Let us toast the birthday girl!; Let's drink to the New Year


Synonyms: feed, give

Definition: give food to

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

Similar words: cater, supply, provide, ply

Definition: give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

Usage: The hostess provided lunch for all the guests


Synonyms: yield, give

Definition: be flexible under stress of physical force

Usage: This material doesn't give

Similar words: stretch

Definition: become longer by being stretched and pulled

Usage: The fabric stretches


Synonyms: give, return, render, generate, yield

Definition: give or supply

Usage: 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

Similar words: create, make, produce

Definition: create or manufacture a man-made product

Usage: We produce more cars than we can sell; The company has been making toys for two centuries


Synonyms: yield, give

Definition: cause to happen or be responsible for

Usage: His two singles gave the team the victory

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: establish, give

Definition: bring about

Usage: The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: give

Definition: perform for an audience

Usage: Pollini is giving another concert in New York

Similar words: perform

Definition: give a performance (of something)

Usage: Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight; We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera


Synonyms: give

Definition: present to view

Usage: He gave the sign to start

Similar words: show

Definition: make visible or noticeable

Usage: She showed her talent for cooking; Show me your etchings, please


Synonyms: make, have, hold, give, throw

Definition: organize or be responsible for

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

Similar words: direct

Definition: be in charge of


Synonyms: move over, ease up, give, give way, yield

Definition: move in order to make room for someone for something

Usage: The park gave way to a supermarket; `Move over,' he told the crowd

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: founder, fall in, break, cave in, collapse, give, give way

Definition: break down, literally or metaphorically

Usage: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: give

Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care

Similar words: transfer

Definition: cause to change ownership

Usage: I transferred my stock holdings to my children


Synonyms: give

Definition: leave with; give temporarily

Usage: Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?; Can I give you the children for the weekend?

Similar words: hand, give, reach, pass, pass on, turn over

Definition: place into the hands or custody of

Usage: hand me the spoon, please; Turn the files over to me, please; He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers


Synonyms: hand, give, reach, pass, pass on, turn over

Definition: place into the hands or custody of

Usage: hand me the spoon, please; Turn the files over to me, please; He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Similar words: transfer

Definition: cause to change ownership

Usage: I transferred my stock holdings to my children


Synonyms: give

Definition: convey or reveal information

Usage: Give one's name

Similar words: tell, say, state

Definition: express in words

Usage: He said that he wanted to marry her; tell me what is bothering you; state your opinion; state your name


Synonyms: give, impart, pass on, leave

Definition: transmit (knowledge or skills)

Usage: give a secret to the Russians; leave your name and address here; impart a new skill to the students

Similar words: tell

Definition: let something be known

Usage: Tell them that you will be late


Synonyms: contribute, give, kick in, chip in

Definition: contribute to some cause

Usage: I gave at the office

Similar words: give

Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care


Synonyms: apply, give

Definition: give or convey physically

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

Similar words: distribute, dole out, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, allot, administer, parcel out, shell out, mete out, lot

Definition: administer or bestow, as in small portions

Usage: administer critical remarks to everyone present; dole out some money; shell out pocket money for the children; deal a blow to someone; the machine dispenses soft drinks


Synonyms: give

Definition: give (as medicine)

Usage: I gave him the drug

Similar words: administer, dispense

Definition: give or apply (medications)


Synonyms: yield, afford, give

Definition: be the cause or source of

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

Similar words: supply, render, provide, furnish

Definition: give something useful or necessary to

Usage: We provided the room with an electrical heater


Synonyms: sacrifice, give

Definition: endure the loss of

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

Similar words: give up, free, release, relinquish, resign

Definition: part with a possession or right

Usage: I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest; resign a claim to the throne


Synonyms: give

Definition: deliver in exchange or recompense

Usage: I'll give you three books for four CDs

Similar words: indemnify, recompense, repair, compensate

Definition: make amends for; pay compensation for

Usage: One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich; She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident


Synonyms: give

Definition: emit or utter

Usage: Give a gulp; give a yelp

Similar words: utter, let loose, let out, emit

Definition: express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

Usage: She let out a big heavy sigh; He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand


Synonyms: give

Definition: execute and deliver

Usage: Give bond

Similar words: execute

Definition: carry out the legalities of

Usage: execute a will or a deed