1. The elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length (synset 105028317)
  1. Cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense (synset 202321848)
    "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"
  2. Be the cause or source of (synset 202344167)
    "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
  3. Transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody (synset 202204104)
    "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
  4. Convey or reveal information (synset 202240624)
    "Give one's name"
  5. Convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.;
    Bestow (synset 201062366)
    "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention"
  6. Organize or be responsible for (synset 201737358)
    "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
  7. Convey or communicate;
    Of a smile, a look, a physical gesture (synset 201062189)
    "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
  8. Give as a present;
    Make a gift of (synset 202205200)
    "What will you give her for her birthday?"
  9. Cause to happen or be responsible for (synset 201632595)
    "His two singles gave the team the victory"
  10. Dedicate (synset 200734247)
    "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
  11. Give or supply (synset 201632192)
    "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
  12. Transmit (knowledge or skills) (synset 202301114)
    "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new skill to the students"
  13. Bring about (synset 201651214)
    "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
  14. Leave with;
    Give temporarily (synset 202205012)
    "Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?"; "Can I give you the children for the weekend?"
  15. Emit or utter (synset 202568816)
    "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"
  16. Endure the loss of (synset 202348591)
    "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
  17. Place into the hands or custody of (synset 202235554)
    "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
  18. Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause (synset 200888984)
    "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
  19. Give (as medicine) (synset 202314354)
    "I gave him the drug"
  20. Give or convey physically (synset 202314145)
    "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
  21. Bestow (synset 201062618)
    "give homage"; "render thanks"
  22. Bestow, especially officially (synset 202322074)
    "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights"
  23. Move in order to make room for someone for something (synset 201852407)
    "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"
  24. Give food to (synset 201180862)
    "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
  25. Contribute to some cause (synset 202313721)
    "I gave at the office"
  26. Break down, literally or metaphorically (synset 201993067)
    "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
  27. Estimate the duration or outcome of something (synset 200675490)
    "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"
  28. Execute and deliver (synset 202569967)
    "Give bond"
  29. Deliver in exchange or recompense (synset 202364552)
    "I'll give you three books for four CDs"
  30. Afford access to (synset 202363033)
    "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
  31. Present to view (synset 201720142)
    "He gave the sign to start"
  32. Perform for an audience (synset 201719971)
    "Pollini is giving another concert in New York"
  33. Be flexible under stress of physical force (synset 201452389)
    "This material doesn't give"
  34. Propose (synset 201178107)
    "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
  35. Accord by verdict (synset 201071660)
    "give a decision for the plaintiff"
  36. Manifest or show (synset 200946279)
    "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
  37. Offer in good faith (synset 200889530)
    "He gave her his word"
  38. Submit for consideration, judgment, or use (synset 200880397)
    "give one's opinion"; "give an excuse"
  39. Guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion (synset 200773851)
    "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"
  40. Allow to have or take (synset 200750978)
    "I give you two minutes to respond"
  41. Inflict as a punishment (synset 200750622)
    "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"
  42. Occur (synset 200341976)
    "what gives?"
  43. Consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man (synset 200108551)
    "She gave herself to many men"
  44. Proffer (a body part) (synset 200108408)
    "She gave her hand to her little sister"

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