[gɪv] or [ɡɪv]


(noun.) the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length.

(verb.) estimate the duration or outcome of something; 'He gave the patient three months to live'; 'I gave him a very good chance at success'.

(verb.) dedicate; 'give thought to'; 'give priority to'; 'pay attention to'.

(verb.) allow to have or take; 'I give you two minutes to respond'.

(verb.) guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; 'You gave me to think that you agreed with me'.

(verb.) 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'.

(verb.) manifest or show; 'This student gives promise of real creativity'; 'The office gave evidence of tampering'.

(verb.) convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; 'Throw a glance'; 'She gave me a dirty look'.

(verb.) 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'.

(verb.) bestow; 'give homage'; 'render thanks'.

(verb.) be flexible under stress of physical force; 'This material doesn't give'.

(verb.) cause to happen or be responsible for; 'His two singles gave the team the victory'.

(verb.) 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'.

(verb.) 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?'.

(verb.) give as a present; make a gift of; 'What will you give her for her birthday?'.

(verb.) convey or reveal information; 'Give one's name'.

(verb.) cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; 'She gave him a black eye'; 'The draft gave me a cold'.

(verb.) emit or utter; 'Give a gulp'; 'give a yelp'.

(verb.) proffer (a body part); 'She gave her hand to her little sister'.

(verb.) inflict as a punishment; 'She gave the boy a good spanking'; 'The judge gave me 10 years'.

(verb.) propose; 'He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party'.

(verb.) execute and deliver; 'Give bond'.

(verb.) consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; 'She gave herself to many men'.

(verb.) accord by verdict; 'give a decision for the plaintiff'.

(verb.) perform for an audience; 'Pollini is giving another concert in New York'.

(verb.) deliver in exchange or recompense; 'I'll give you three books for four CDs'.

(verb.) occur; 'what gives?'.

(verb.) present to view; 'He gave the sign to start'.

(verb.) give (as medicine); 'I gave him the drug'.

(verb.) submit for consideration, judgment, or use; 'give one's opinion'; 'give an excuse'.

(verb.) offer in good faith; 'He gave her his word'.

(verb.) give or convey physically; 'She gave him First Aid'; 'I gave him a punch in the nose'.

手打:凯西--From WordNet


(n.) 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.

(n.) To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy.

(n.) To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks.

(n.) To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc.

(n.) To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission.

(n.) 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.

(n.) 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.

(n.) 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.

(n.) To allow or admit by way of supposition.

(n.) To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.

(n.) To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain.

(n.) To pledge; as, to give one's word.

(n.) To cause; to make; -- with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc.

(v. i.) To give a gift or gifts.

(v. i.) To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.

(v. i.) To become soft or moist.

(v. i.) To move; to recede.

(v. i.) To shed tears; to weep.

(v. i.) To have a misgiving.

(v. i.) To open; to lead.



v. a. [1]. Bestow (voluntarily and without compensation), accord, CONFER.[2]. Furnish, supply, afford, spare, accommodate with.[3]. Impart, communicate.[4]. Pay, exchange.[5]. Permit, allow, vouchsafe, deign, GRANT.[6]. Utter, pronounce, render.[7]. Produce, yield, show as a product.[8]. Cause, occasion.[9]. Devote, apply, addict, give up.

v. n. Yield (to pressure).



SYN:Bestow, grant, confer, impart, yield, produce, surrender, concede, present,afford, communicate, furnish

ANT:Withhold, withdraw, refuse, retain, grasp, fail, restrain, deny



v.t. to bestow: to impart: to yield: to grant: to permit: to afford: to furnish: to pay or render as thanks: to pronounce as a decision: to show as a result: to apply as one's self: to allow or admit.—v.i. to yield to pressure: to begin to melt: to grow soft: to open or give an opening or view to lead (with upon on into):—pr.p. giv′ing; pa.t. gāve; pa.p. given (giv′n).—p.adj. Giv′en bestowed: specified: addicted disposed to: admitted supposed.—ns. Giv′er one who gives or bestows; Giv′ing the act of bestowing: (Shak.) an alleging of what is not real.—Give and take to give and get fairly fair measure on both sides; Give birth to to bring forth: to originate; Give chase to pursue; Give ear to listen; Give forth to emit to publish; Give ground place to give way to yield; Give in to to yield assent or obedience to; Give it to one (coll.) to scold or beat anybody severely; Give line head rein &c. to give more liberty or scope—the metaphor from angling and driving; Give one's self away to betray one's secret by a slip of the tongue &c.; Give out to report to emit; Give over to cease; Give the lie to to charge openly with falsehood; Give tongue to bark; Give up to abandon; Give way to fall back to yield to withdraw: to begin rowing—usually as a command to a crew.





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