Synonyms of give in English:


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1‘he had given them nearly two thousand pounds’

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

receive, accept, take, withhold

2‘can I give him a message?’

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

3‘a baby given into their care’

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

4‘he gave his life for his country’

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

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

allow, permit, let have, grant, accord

6‘this leaflet gives our opening times’

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

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

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

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

produce, yield, afford, result in
impart, lend

9‘he gave a drinks party to celebrate’

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

10‘Dominic gave a small bow’

perform, execute, carry out
make, do

11‘she gave a warning shout’

utter, let out, emit
produce, make

12‘he gave Harry a beating’

administer, deliver, deal
inflict, impose

13‘the door gave after the fifth push’

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


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

elasticity, flexibility, stretch, stretchiness
slack, play


    give something out

    ‘thousands of leaflets were given out’

    distribute, issue, hand out, pass round, dole out, dispense
    mete out
    allocate, allot, apportion, assign, share out, parcel out
    informal dish out


    give something off

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

    emit, produce, send out, send forth, pour out, throw out
    discharge, release, exude, exhale, vent
    rare exsufflate
    give something up

    ‘I'm determined to give up smoking’

    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

    take up, continue

    give out

    1‘his strength was giving out’

    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’

    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’

    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’

    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 in

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

    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

    hold out

    give someone or something away

    1‘his face gave little away’

    reveal, disclose, divulge, let slip, leak, let out
    give the game away

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

    betray, inform on
    English Law turn King's evidence, turn Queen's evidence
    informal blow the whistle on, rat on, peach on, sell down the river, squeal on, squeak on
    British informal grass on, split on, shop, sneak on, stitch up, do the dirty 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