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Definition of Given
Adjective: given gi-vun
- Acknowledged as a supposition
"given the engine's condition, it is a wonder that it started";
- (usually followed by 'to') naturally disposed toward
- apt, disposed, minded, tending
- An assumption that is taken for granted
- presumption, precondition
- Taking into account
- Cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
"She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"
- Be the cause or source of
"He gave me a lot of trouble";
- yield, afford
- 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"
- Convey or reveal information
"Give one's name"
- Convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
"give the orders"; "Give him my best regards";
- Organize or be responsible for
"give a course";
- hold, throw, have, make
- Convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
"She gave me a dirty look";
- Give as a present; make a gift of
"What will you give her for her birthday?";
- gift, present
- Cause to happen or be responsible for
"His two singles gave the team the victory";
"give thought to"; "give priority to";
- pay, devote
- Give or supply
"The estate gives some revenue for the family";
- render, yield, return, generate
- Transmit (knowledge or skills)
"give a secret to the Russians";
- impart, leave, pass on
- Bring about
"The trompe l'oeil-illusion gives depth";
- 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?"
- Emit or utter
"Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"
- Endure the loss of
"He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war";
- Place into the hands or custody of
"give me the spoon, please";
- pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over
- Use entirely for a specific person, activity, or cause
"give one's talents to a good cause";
- dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote
- Give (as medicine)
"I gave him the drug"
- Give or convey physically
"She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose";
- Allow, esp. in an official capacity
"give a divorce";
- Move in order to make room for someone or something
"The park gave way to a supermarket";
- move over, give way, ease up, yield
- Give food to
"don't give the child this tough meat";
- Provide a part of a whole amount; give towards some cause
"I gave at the office";
- contribute, chip in, kick in
- Break down, literally or metaphorically
"The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"; "The wall gave way";
- collapse, fall in, cave in, give way, break, founder
- Estimate the duration or outcome of something
"He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"
- Execute and deliver
- Deliver in exchange or recompense
"I'll give you three books for four CDs"
- Provide entry or access to
"The French doors give onto a terrace";
- afford, open
- Present to view
"He gave the sign to start"
- (performing arts) perform for an audience
"Pollini is giving another concert in New York"
- Be flexible under stress of physical force
"This material doesn't give";
"He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
- (law) accord by verdict
"give a decision for the plaintiff"
- Manifest or show
"This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
- Offer in good faith
"He gave her his word"
- Submit for consideration, judgment, or use
"give one's opinion"; "give an excuse"
- Guide or direct, as by behaviour of persuasion
"You gave me to think that you agreed with me"
- Allow to have or take
"I give you two minutes to respond"
- Inflict as a punishment
"She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"
- Consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
"She gave herself to many men"
- Proffer (a body part)
"She gave her hand to her little sister"
Anagrams containing the word given