To deliver, convey, or transfer to another for possession, care, keeping, or use.To deliver or convey in exchange or for a consideration; deliver as an equivalent or in requital, recompense, or reward; pay: as, to give a good price; to give good wages.To hand over for present use or for keeping; convey or present; place in the possession or at the disposal of another: as, to give a horse oats; to give one a seat; he gave me a book to read.To deliver or convey, in various general or figurative senses.To supply; furnish: as, to give aid or comfort to the enemy.To impart; communicate: as, to give a twist to a rope; to give motion or currency to something; to give lessons in drawing; to give instruction in Greek; to give an opinion; to give counsel or advice.To accord; allow: as, to give one a hearty reception; to give the accused a fair trial, or the benefit of a doubt; to give permission.To ascribe, attribute, or impute to.To administer: as, to give one a blow; to give medicineTo yield.To be a source, cause, or occasion of: as, to give offense or umbrage; to give troubleTo yield or concede; allow: as, to give odds in a game.To yield or relinquish to another; surrender: as, to give ground; to give one's self up to justice; to give way.To emit; utter: as, to give a sigh or a shout; to give the word to go.To take or allow as granted; concede; permit; admitTo grant permission or opportunity to; give leave to; allow; enable.To grant as a supposition; suppose; assume: as, let AB be given as equal to CD.To devote; addict: as, to give one's self to study; to be much given to idleness.To provide or supply, as something demanded, or obligatory, or required by the circumstances: as, to give bonds or bail; to give evidence in court; to give chapter and verse.To show or put forth, hold forth, or present.To present to the eye or mind; exhibit; manifest: as, to give promise of a good day; to give hope of success; to give evidence of ability.To put forth, or present the appearance of putting forth, an effort resulting in; perform: as, the ship gave a lurch.[In these and similar locutions in which give is followed by a noun, it corresponds in sense to a verb derived from that noun: thus, to give assent, attention, battle, chase, occasion, warning, etc., = to assent, attend, battle, chase, occasion, warn, etc.]To cause; make; enable: as, give him to understand that I cannot wait longer.To put; bestow or place; set: as, to give fire to a thing. See below.To misgive.To bear as a cognizance.To grant an interview or a hearing: said of sovereigns, judges, and other persons in authority: as, to give audience to an envoy.To cause or permit to be known; let out; betray: as, to give away a secret; to give the whole thing away.To allow to be lost; lose by neglect.To give the word to fire.To resign; abandon; relinquish; give up: as, they gave off the voyage.To despair of one's recovery; conclude one's self to be lost.To resign or devote one's self.To emit; send out: as, it gives out a bad odor.To issue; assign; announce; publish; report: as, to give out the lessons for the day; it was given out that he was bankrupt.To represent; represent as being; declare or pretend to be.In music, to enunciate or play over; of a voice-part in a contrapuntal work, to enunciate (a theme); of an organist, to play over (a hymn-tune) before it is sung.To abandon; relinquish.To abandon all hope of.To devote or addict.To surrender; relinquish; cede: as, to give up a for-tress to an enemy; in this treaty the Spaniards gave up Louisiana.To deliver; make public; show up.To despair of the recovery of; abandon hope in regard to: as, the doctors gave him up.To yield assent; give permission.To fail; yield to force; break or fall; break down: as, the ice gave way, and the horses were drowned; the scaffolding gave way; the wheels or axletree gave way.Nautical, to begin or resume rowing, or to increase one's exertions: chiefly in the imperative, as an order to a boat's crew.Synonyms Give, Confer, Bestow, Present, Grant. Give is generic, covering the others, and applying equally to things tangible and intangible: as, to give a man a penny, a hearing, one's confidence. Conferring is generally the act of a superior allowing that which might be withheld: as, to confer knighthood or a boon. Bestow and grant emphasize the gratuitousness of the gift somewhat more than the others. Present implies some formality in the act of giving and considerable value in the gift. Grant may presuppose a request, may imply formality in the giving, and may express an act of a sovereign or a government: as, to grant land for a hospital; but it has broader uses: as, to grant a premise.To transfer or impart gratuitously something valuable; transfer that which is one's own to another without compensation; make a gift or donation.To yield, as from pressure, failure, softening, decay, etc.; fall away; draw back; relax; become exhausted.To open, or afford an opening, entrance, or view; lead: with into, on, or upon.To become moist, as dry salted fish when the salt deliquesces in a damp place.n. Capacity for yielding to pressure; yielding character or quality; yieldingness; elasticity.See gyve.