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1 give

The elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length.

synonyms: spring, springiness.

Dutch: veerkracht
Polish: sprężystość, prężność


1 give

Cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense.

2 give

Be the cause or source of.

synonyms: afford, yield.

Roget 324: render soft etc. adj.; soften, mollify, mellow, relax, temper; mash, knead, squash.    bend, yield, relent, ... show more

3 give

Transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody.

Roget 382: be hot etc. adj.; glow, flush, sweat, swelter, bask, smoke, reek, stew, simmer, seethe, boil, ... show more

Roget 813: discount, bate; abate, rebate; reduce, price down, mark down take off, allow, give, make allowance; tax.   

Dutch: geven

4 give

Convey or reveal information.

Dutch: opgeven

5 give

Convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow:
— Give the orders.
— Give him my best regards.

synonym: pay.

6 give

Organize or be responsible for:
— Give a course.

synonyms: have, hold, make, throw.

Dutch: houden, voeren

7 give

Convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture.

synonym: throw.

8 give

Give as a present; make a gift of:
— What will you give her for her birthday?.

synonyms: gift, present.

9 give

Cause to happen or be responsible for.

synonym: yield.

10 give

— Give thought to.
— Give priority to.

synonyms: devote, pay.

11 give

Give or supply.

synonyms: generate, render, return, yield.

12 give

Transmit (knowledge or skills):
— Give a secret to the Russians.

synonyms: impart, leave, pass on.

Dutch: communiceren, mededelen, verdelen, delen

13 give

Bring about.

synonym: establish.

14 give

Leave with; give temporarily.

15 give

Emit or utter.

16 give

Endure the loss of.

synonym: sacrifice.

Dutch: offeren, opofferen

17 give

Place into the hands or custody of.

synonyms: hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over.

Roget 784: deliver, hand, pass, put into the hands of; hand over, make over, deliver over, pass over, turn over; assign dower.    present, give away, dispense, dispose of; ... show more

18 give

Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause:
— Give one's talents to a good cause.

synonyms: commit, consecrate, dedicate, devote.

Dutch: geven, inzetten, wijden

19 give

Give (as medicine).

20 give

Give or convey physically.

synonym: apply.

21 give

— Give homage.

synonym: render.

22 give

Bestow, especially officially:
— Give a divorce.

synonym: grant.

Dutch: verlenen

23 give

Move in order to make room for someone for something.

synonyms: ease up, give way, move over, yield.

24 give

Give food to:
— Don't give the child this tough meat.

synonym: feed.

Dutch: invoeren, voedsel geven, eten geven, voeden, voederen, voeren

25 give

Contribute to some cause.

synonyms: chip in, contribute, kick in.

Dutch: bijdragen, contribueren, meehelpen

26 give

Break down, literally or metaphorically.

synonyms: break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give way.

Dutch: meegeven

27 give

Estimate the duration or outcome of something.

28 give

Execute and deliver.

29 give

Deliver in exchange or recompense.

30 give

Afford access to:
— The French doors give onto a terrace.

synonyms: afford, open.

31 give

Present to view.

32 give

Perform for an audience.

33 give

Be flexible under stress of physical force:
— This material doesn't give.

synonym: yield.

34 give


35 give

Accord by verdict.

36 give

Manifest or show.

37 give

Offer in good faith.

38 give

Submit for consideration, judgment, or use.

39 give

Guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion.

40 give

Allow to have or take.

41 give

Inflict as a punishment.

42 give


43 give

Consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man.

44 give

Proffer (a body part).

Moby thesaurus: abalienate, abandon, abstain from, accommodate, accord, act, adaptability, administer, afford, agreeability, aid, air, alien, alienate, allocate, allot, allow, amenability, amortize, announce ... show more.

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