One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he made the hospital a gift of £2 million’
present, donation, offering, contribution, handout, presentation, bestowal, largesse, alms, charity, bonus, award, premium, bounty, boon, favour, bequest, legacy, inheritance, settlement, subsidy, grant, endowment, benefaction
tip, gratuity, baksheesh
informal freebie, perk, prezzie, sweetener
2‘he had a unique gift for melody’
talent, flair, aptitude, facility, knack, technique, touch, bent, ability, expertise, capacity, capability, power, faculty
endowment, strength, strong point, forte, genius, brilliance
dexterity, adroitness, skill, cleverness, virtuosity, artistry
1‘he has gifted a new composition to the BBC Symphony Orchestra’
present, give, bestow, confer, donate, contribute, endow, award, accord, grant
pledge, vouchsafe, furnish, bequeath, hand over, turn over, make over, leave, will
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