Synonyms of give in English:

give


See definition of give

verb

1‘he had given them nearly two thousand pounds’

SYNONYMS
present with, provide with, supply with, furnish with, gift with
hand, let someone have
offer, proffer
award, grant, bestow, accord, confer
donate, contribute, put up
hand over, turn over, make over, leave, will, bequeath, pledge, vouchsafe
lend, slip
informal fork out, shell out, lay out, cough up
British informal stump up
North American informal ante up, pony up
ANTONYMS

receive, accept, take, withhold

2‘can I give him a message?’

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convey, pass on, impart, communicate, transmit, transfer
send, deliver, relay, purvey
tell

3‘a baby given into their care’

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entrust, commit, put into someone's hands, consign, assign, render
formal commend

4‘he gave his life for his country’

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sacrifice, give up, relinquish
devote, dedicate, set aside

5‘he decided to give her time to think things over’

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allow, permit, let have, grant, accord
offer

6‘this leaflet gives our opening times’

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show, display, set out, set forth, indicate, detail, give details of, list

7‘the animals became docile and gave no further trouble’

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cause, be a source of, make, create, occasion

8‘some salamis are wrapped in garlic which gives additional flavour’

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produce, yield, afford, result in
impart, lend

9‘he gave a drinks party to celebrate’

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organize, arrange, lay on, provide, be responsible for
throw, host, hold, have

10‘Dominic gave a small bow’

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perform, execute, carry out
make, do

11‘she gave a warning shout’

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utter, let out, emit
produce, make

12‘he gave Harry a beating’

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administer, deliver, deal
inflict, impose

13‘the door gave after the fifth push’

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give way, cave in, collapse, break, fall apart, come apart
bend, buckle, sink

noun

1‘the jacket has a major drawback—there isn't enough give under the arms’

SYNONYMS
elasticity, flexibility, stretch, stretchiness
slack, play

Phrases

    give someone/something away

    1‘his face gave little away’


    SYNONYMS

    reveal, disclose, divulge, let slip, leak, let out

    give the game away

    2‘Luke would never forgive her if she gave him away’


    SYNONYMS

    betray, inform on

    English Law

    turn King's evidence, turn Queen's evidence

    informal

    split on, blow the whistle on, rat on, peach on, stitch up, do the dirty on, sell down the river, squeal on, squeak on

    British informal

    grass on, shop, sneak on

    North American informal

    rat out, drop a dime on, drop the dime on, finger, job

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    dob on, pimp on, pool, shelf, put someone's pot on, point the bone at

    give in

    ‘in the end, he was forced to give in’


    SYNONYMS

    capitulate, admit defeat, concede defeat, give up, surrender, yield, submit, climb down, back down, give way, defer, acquiesce, relent, succumb, comply

    informal

    throw in the sponge, throw in the towel

    ANTONYMS

    hold out

    give something off/out

    ‘a small fire burned, giving off more smoke than heat’


    SYNONYMS

    emit, produce, send out, send forth, pour out, throw out

    discharge, release, exude, exhale, vent

    rare

    exsufflate

    give out

    1‘his strength was giving out’


    SYNONYMS

    run out, be used up, be consumed, be exhausted, be depleted, come to an end, fail, flag

    dry up

    2‘he gave out that he would hold a meeting’


    SYNONYMS

    announce, declare, state, make known, notify, give notice, communicate, broadcast, report, publish

    disclose, reveal, divulge, let it be known

    give up

    ‘he isn't the kind of man to give up easily’


    SYNONYMS

    admit defeat, concede defeat, stop trying, call it a day, give in, surrender, capitulate, be beaten

    despair, lose heart, abandon hope, give up hope

    informal

    throw in the sponge, throw in the towel

    Australian informal

    drop one's bundle

    give rise to

    ‘usually this principle would not give rise to any problems’


    SYNONYMS

    produce, bring about, cause, occasion, generate, engender, lead to, result in, effect, induce, initiate, start, set off

    contribute to, make for, be conducive to, foster, promote

    provoke, precipitate, breed, spark off, trigger

    literary

    beget

    give something up

    ‘I'm determined to give up smoking’


    SYNONYMS

    stop, cease, discontinue, desist from, swear off, forbear from, abstain from, cut out, renounce, forswear, forgo, abandon, have done with

    resign from, stand down from

    informal

    quit, kick, leave off, knock off, pack in, lay off, jack in, chuck, ditch

    ANTONYMS

    take up, continue

    give something out

    ‘thousands of leaflets were given out’


    SYNONYMS

    distribute, issue, hand out, pass round, dole out, dispense

    mete out

    allocate, allot, apportion, assign, share out, parcel out

    disseminate

    informal

    dish out

    ANTONYMS

    collect