Synonyms of give in English:

give


See definition of give

verb

1‘he had given them nearly two thousand pounds’

SYNONYMS

present with, provide with, supply with, furnish with, gift with

hand, let someone have

offer, proffer

award, grant, bestow, accord, confer

donate, contribute, put up

hand over, turn over, make over, leave, will, bequeath, pledge, vouchsafe

lend, slip

informal fork out, shell out, lay out, cough up

British informal stump up

North American informal ante up, pony up

ANTONYMS

receive, accept, take, withhold

2‘can I give him a message?’

SYNONYMS

convey, pass on, impart, communicate, transmit, transfer

send, deliver, relay, purvey

tell

3‘a baby given into their care’

SYNONYMS

entrust, commit, put into someone's hands, consign, assign, render

formal commend

4‘he gave his life for his country’

SYNONYMS

sacrifice, give up, relinquish

devote, dedicate, set aside

5‘he decided to give her time to think things over’

SYNONYMS

allow, permit, let have, grant, accord

offer

6‘this leaflet gives our opening times’

SYNONYMS

show, display, set out, set forth, indicate, detail, give details of, list

7‘the animals became docile and gave no further trouble’

SYNONYMS

cause, be a source of, make, create, occasion

8‘some salamis are wrapped in garlic which gives additional flavour’

SYNONYMS

produce, yield, afford, result in

impart, lend

9‘he gave a drinks party to celebrate’

SYNONYMS

organize, arrange, lay on, provide, be responsible for

throw, host, hold, have

10‘Dominic gave a small bow’

SYNONYMS

perform, execute, carry out

make, do

11‘she gave a warning shout’

SYNONYMS

utter, let out, emit

produce, make

12‘he gave Harry a beating’

SYNONYMS

administer, deliver, deal

inflict, impose

13‘the door gave after the fifth push’

SYNONYMS

give way, cave in, collapse, break, fall apart, come apart

bend, buckle, sink


noun

1‘the jacket has a major drawback—there isn't enough give under the arms’

SYNONYMS

elasticity, flexibility, stretch, stretchiness

slack, play


Phrases

    give someone/something away

      1‘his face gave little away’

      SYNONYMS

      reveal, disclose, divulge, let slip, leak, let out

      give the game away

      2‘Luke would never forgive her if she gave him away’

      SYNONYMS

      betray, inform on

      turn King's evidence, turn Queen's evidence

      informal

      split on, blow the whistle on, rat on, peach on, stitch up, do the dirty on, sell down the river, squeal on, squeak on

      British informal

      grass on, shop, sneak on

      North American informal

      rat out, drop a dime on, drop the dime on, finger, job

      NZ Australian informal

      dob on, pimp on, pool, shelf, put someone's pot on, point the bone at

    give in

      ‘in the end, he was forced to give in’

      SYNONYMS

      capitulate, admit defeat, concede defeat, give up, surrender, yield, submit, climb down, back down, give way, defer, acquiesce, relent, succumb, comply

      informal

      throw in the sponge, throw in the towel

      ANTONYMS

      hold out

    give something off/out

      ‘a small fire burned, giving off more smoke than heat’

      SYNONYMS

      emit, produce, send out, send forth, pour out, throw out

      discharge, release, exude, exhale, vent

      rare

      exsufflate

      give
    give out

      1‘his strength was giving out’

      SYNONYMS

      run out, be used up, be consumed, be exhausted, be depleted, come to an end, fail, flag

      dry up

      2‘he gave out that he would hold a meeting’

      SYNONYMS

      announce, declare, state, make known, notify, give notice, communicate, broadcast, report, publish

      disclose, reveal, divulge, let it be known

    give something out

      ‘thousands of leaflets were given out’

      SYNONYMS

      distribute, issue, hand out, pass round, dole out, dispense

      mete out

      allocate, allot, apportion, assign, share out, parcel out

      disseminate

      informal

      dish out

      ANTONYMS

      collect

    give rise to

      ‘usually this principle would not give rise to any problems’

      SYNONYMS

      produce, bring about, cause, occasion, generate, engender, lead to, result in, effect, induce, initiate, start, set off

      contribute to, make for, be conducive to, foster, promote

      provoke, precipitate, breed, spark off, trigger

      literary

      beget

    give up

      ‘he isn't the kind of man to give up easily’

      SYNONYMS

      admit defeat, concede defeat, stop trying, call it a day, give in, surrender, capitulate, be beaten

      despair, lose heart, abandon hope, give up hope

      informal

      throw in the sponge, throw in the towel

      Australian informal

      drop one's bundle

    give something up

      ‘I'm determined to give up smoking’

      SYNONYMS

      stop, cease, discontinue, desist from, swear off, forbear from, abstain from, cut out, renounce, forswear, forgo, abandon, have done with

      resign from, stand down from

      informal

      quit, kick, leave off, knock off, pack in, lay off, jack in, chuck, ditch

      ANTONYMS

      take up, continue