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British pronunciation/ɡˈɪv/
American pronunciation/ˈɡɪv/
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to hand a thing to a person to look at, use, or keep

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1.1

to exchange money for a service or product

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The tourists gave a deposit for the hotel reservation.
He gave a substantial amount to purchase tickets for the concert.
I'll give the entrance fee for the amusement park when we arrive.
The buyer was willing to give 200 for the handmade jewelry.
She offered to give $20 for the antique vase at the flea market.
1.2

to administer a remedy or drug

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The nurse will give the patient a dose of pain medication to alleviate discomfort.
The veterinarian will give the pet a vaccination to prevent illness.
The dentist will give a local anesthetic before starting the procedure to minimize pain.
The doctor decided to give antibiotics to treat the bacterial infection.
The caregiver needs to know how to give insulin injections to the diabetic patient.
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to provide something for someone

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to guess how long something will last

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With their constant arguments, I give their friendship only a few more weeks.
The mechanic gave the old car about a year before it would need major repairs.
Based on the weather forecast, I give the outdoor event a few hours before the rain starts.
Despite treatment efforts, the veterinarian gave the elderly dog just a couple of months due to health issues.
The contractor gave the freshly painted walls at least five years before needing a touch-up.
2.2

to dedicate energy, time, etc. to something or someone

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The artist gave countless hours to perfecting each detail of the masterpiece.
He gave years of hard work to building his own business from the ground up.
He gave the problem deep contemplation before proposing a solution.
Many employees give extra effort to meet tight deadlines and achieve team goals.
She gave the project her full attention, ensuring every detail was carefully considered.
2.3

to grant a score to someone or something

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The teacher gave the student's presentation a perfect score.
The movie critic gave the film a five-star rating for its exceptional storytelling.
The referee gave the gymnast a score of 9.5 for her flawless routine.
The coach gave the team's effort an A+ for their outstanding performance.
The chef gave the dish high marks for its exquisite flavor and presentation.
2.4

to sentence a person to a certain punishment or penalty

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The judge had to give a sentence of community service to the first-time offender.
The magistrate may give a probation order instead of a jail sentence for certain non-violent offenses.
The judge had to give a hefty monetary penalty to the company for environmental violations.
After a thorough trial, the jury gave the defendant a life sentence for the serious crime.
The school board will give a suspension to students involved in the misconduct.
2.5

to produce a specific result, outcome, or product

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The apple tree gives delicious fruit every autumn.
Consistent watering gives a lush and vibrant garden.
Efficient teamwork gives a successful and productive project.
Planting in well-fertilized soil will give healthier and more robust plants.
Skillful craftsmanship gives beautifully crafted furniture.
2.6

to make someone have a specific feeling

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The strong perfume in the room gives me a headache.
The beautiful sunset over the ocean gave them a sense of tranquility.
The unexpected compliment gave him a feeling of pride and happiness.
The challenging puzzle gave him a sense of accomplishment when he solved it.
A brisk morning jog can give you a boost of energy for the day.
2.7

to pass a disease or illness to someone else and cause them to become sick or infected

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The traveler unknowingly gave the virus to fellow passengers on the plane.
The outbreak started when one employee gave the virus to multiple colleagues in the office.
He felt guilty because he gave the stomach bug to his family members.
The infected person gave the flu to several coworkers by coming to work while contagious.
Unfortunately, she gave her cold to her roommate, who fell ill a few days later.
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(dummy verb) to perform an action that is specified by a noun

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to tell someone something from another person

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to make a particular sound

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to let someone contact a particular person on the phone

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to curve or stretch because of pressure

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to be willing to compromise or adjust one's position by giving up some demands

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In negotiations, both parties need to give a little to reach a mutually beneficial agreement.
To resolve the conflict, each side must be willing to give on certain points.
The key to a healthy relationship is the ability of partners to give when needed.
To reach a consensus in the meeting, everyone had to be willing to give on certain issues.
Building a strong team involves a culture where members are ready to give when necessary.
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(of a referee or umpire) to decide if a player or ball is out or offside during a game

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(in sports) to declare that a goal has been fairly and legitimately scored

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The goal judge raised the flag to give the goal, signaling a successful shot into the net.
The referee had no hesitation to give the goal, as the ball clearly crossed the goal line.
After a video review, the officials decided to give the goal, confirming the player was onside.
Despite the protests from the opposing team, the referee was quick to give the goal.
The instant replay clearly showed the ball crossing the line, prompting the referee to give the goal.
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to host or organize a party, event, gathering, or similar social occasion

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to convey a message, emotion, or signal through a physical gesture, such as with the hand, face, or body

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to transfer or offer something, such as a present, donation, or assistance, to someone voluntarily.

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to share information or details with someone

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to formally grant approval for a marriage, typically a father approving his daughter's marriage

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to attribute in thought or speech

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to suddenly break or move due to pressure or weight

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to agree to engage in sexual intercourse with someone

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to behave toward someone in a manner that reflects a specific attitude or feeling

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to perform something in a public setting

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to provide someone with the permission or opportunity to do something

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to provide someone with instructions as to what they should do

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to create problems or difficulties for someone

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to assign someone with a particular job, task, etc.

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to add or improve a specific quality in someone or something

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to allow someone a specified amount of time for a task or obligation

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to initiate a telephone conversation with someone by making a phone call

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to introduce or present a speaker or entertainer

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to deliver a judgment or verdict with authority

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to admit defeat or surrender

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to assign a name to someone or something

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

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The librarian gave me a book to borrow for my research.
The tour guide gave visitors a map to explore the historical site.
She gave me a key to access the storage room.
Can you give me the scissors to cut this paper?
The manager gave employees access cards to enter the secured area.
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