Pronunciation of Give
/ɡˈɪv/, /ɡˈɪv/, /ɡ_ˈɪ_v/

Antonyms for give:

retain, withhold, take, disapprove, deny, disallow.

Synonyms for give:

present (adjective)

bring forward.

Sense 1

commemorate, Beau Geste, reform, Reassume, wreak, deter, ladle out, vouchsafe, abet, Philanthropical, Donator, pliantness, engulf, openhandedness, pilot, come off, graspingness, disagree with, stalk, Depredate, harden, give of, retake, invigorate, conferral, bountifulness, big-hearted, malleability, bounteousness, inaugurate, see through, bounteous, ally, re-claim, divestiture, pliableness, sensitize, bandy, scrooge, drip feed, flexure, review, banish, orate, cribber, Cumshaw, costive, Reoccupy, spoon-feed, Handsel, Embracement, inoculate, drive away, go to, hand back, speak, preemption, dispossession, remember, desensitize, unreel, lead to, sear, Malleableness, unsparingness, help out, convince, rehabilitate, penny-pinching, user, accouter, Pinching, Great-hearted, close-fisted, Spoliate, inject, yawn, cop, smite, conferment, influence, plenitudinous, unveil, unstinting, purloin, bestowment, ascription, arrogation, part with, admeasure, pin on, magnanimousness, dower, aid, put out, Great-heartedness, lance, bestowal, Large-hearted, grabbiness, Re-present, succor, endowed, flexibleness, attribution, plagiarizer, confer, turn against, penny pincher, avariciousness, confiscation, heist, straighten out, benefit, dedicated, acquisitiveness, freehandedness, large-heartedness, carry through, marry off, bail out, reach out to, generousness, ply with, favor with, lecture, arrogate, get behind, make with, immolate, rally around, big-heartedness, stickup, benefactress, grabby, drug up, press on, pliancy, snitch, cheapskate, deprival, invest with, squirrel, reflect on, deliver up, plenteous.

Sense 4

compliment, petty, rig, dispensation, nip, vent, ample, assumption, adopt, exchange, lay, substantial, release, charity, voluminous, repel, fulfill, appease, ward, concentrate, interchange, presentation, cut down, devoted, demand, seizure, assignment, make over, kindness, contribution, stir, ransack, strip, impose, imbibe, lap, come across, induction, unwind, espouse, divest.

Sense 5

dependent, bend, enact, sacred, refer, favor, restore, lade, indulge, loss, drink, offering, handsome, gird, liberal, commend, delivery, revolt, pop, hand out, visit, courtesy, disgust, outfit, drain.

Sense 7

spoil, go around, direct, heavy, drive, fasten.

Sense 8

draft, lift, address.

Sense 9

big, fit, application, come-on, dip.

Sense 10


Sense 11


Sense 13


Sense 14

free, close.


leave to.


pass on.


turn over.


parcel out.


hand in.




reach out, bring forward.

give out

dish out.

hand out

hand around.


go past, take place, glide by, slip away.

pass on

hand down, hand on, pass on.




give birth, yield, bring forth.

Other synonyms and related words:

ascribe, put, pliability, give way, spend, administer, cede, flexibility, bend, transfer, resiliency, plasticity, apply, resilience, relent, elasticity, hand over, pliancy, impute, yield, place, let out, emit, invest, afford, ductility, accommodate.

Sense 2 (noun)

get behind, help out, benefit.

Sense 4 (noun)


Sense 5 (noun)


Sense 6 (noun)

orate, parade, address, lecture, commemorate, inaugurate.

Sense 7 (noun)

administration (of an estate), drug up, come off, perform, dose, drug.

Sense 8 (noun)


Sense 9 (noun)

alms, charity, aid, charitable.

Sense 16 (noun)


Sense 17 (noun)


Sense 18 (noun)

direct, go around, concentrate, infect.

Sense 20 (noun)

enact, dramatize.

Sense 24 (noun)

release, vent, emit, give off, free, give forth.

Sense 26 (noun)


Sense 27 (noun)


attribute (noun)

springiness, spring.

give away (noun)

let out, reveal, concede, expose, disclose, divulge.

give in (noun)

capitulate, give way, concede, surrender, give up, submit, yield, succumb.

give off (noun)

give out, vent, emit, produce, release.

give out (noun)

circulate, distribute, transmit, dish out, break down, hand out, declare, allot, mete out, pass around, conk out, communicate, deal, impart.

give up (noun)

capitulate, give in, concede, surrender, discontinue, sacrifice, turn in, stop.

add (verb)

throw in.

allot (verb)

assign, apportion, measure, budget, share, dispense, parcel, portion, divide, distribute, Mete, allow, partition, set, cut, parcel out, allot, slice, allocate, segment, earmark, ration, split.

communicate (verb)

ventilate, put, supply, vent, render, carry, transfer, impart, emit, issue.

perform action (verb)

DO, engender, make, turn, lead, address, throw, cause, apply, direct.

reward (verb)

honor, lure, compensate, tip, reward, treat, tempt, remunerate, entice, induce, sweeten.

Usage examples for give:

  • Oh, I never thought that I should have to give up you. - "Doctor Cupid", Rhoda Broughton.
  • And mind how you give it. - "The Other Girls", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.
  • They give us love for love! - "The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance", Marie Corelli.

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