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Question: Charity’s plea
GIVE Definition 1:
To cause or allow someone to have (something) as a present :to make a present of (something) .
She gave him a camera for Christmas.
Someone gave me a present. = Someone gave a present to me. = I was given a present. = A present was given (to) me.
Are you giving this to me or only lending it?
GIVE Definition 2:
To cause or allow (something valued or needed) to go to another person, group, etc. :
She has given money to many worthy/good causes.
They’re asking people to give money for a new hospital.
Please give to our charity.
We already gave at the office.
It is better to give than to receive.
GIVE Definition 3:
To put (something) into someone’s hand :to cause someone to hold or possess (something) for a specified reason .
He picked up the letter and gave [=handed] it to me.
He gave me the letter.
He gave me a letter to mail for him. = He gave a letter to me to mail for him.
He gave her his coat to hold.
GIVE Definition 4:
To provide someone with (something wanted or needed) :to allow someone to have (something wanted or needed) .
She has given me a lot of help/support/encouragement. [=she has helped/supported/encouraged me a lot]
They gave me a job. [=they hired me]
He gave me a head start.
I’ll give you a lift/ride to the station. [=I’ll drive you to the station in my car]
I know I can do it if you’ll just give me a chance.
They gave her another opportunity.
Her boss has given her a lot of responsibility/authority.
They gave him the best room available.
The law gives all citizens the right to vote. = The law gives the right to vote to all citizens.
GIVE Definition 5:
To allow someone to have or take (an amount of time) .
Just give me a few more minutes and I’ll be ready.
The doctor gave him two weeks to pay his bill.
GIVE Definition 6:
To treat or regard someone or something with (a particular attitude, feeling, etc.) .
She gave her friend her complete confidence. = She gave her complete confidence to her friend. [=she trusted her friend completely]
He gave the company his loyalty. [=he was loyal to the company]
They’ve worked hard. You should give them some respect. [=you should respect them]
GIVE Definition 7:
To direct (something) toward someone .
She gave him an angry look. [=she looked at him angrily]
He gave her a smile. [=he smiled at her]
GIVE Definition 8:
To tell (information) to someone .
Just give me the facts.
They weren’t able to give us the information we needed.
The witness was reluctant to give evidence.
He gave his name as “John Smith.” [=he said his name was “John Smith”]
The drawing gives [=shows] the dimensions of the room.
The book gives [=provides] a brief history of the industry.
GIVE Definition 9:
To express or say (something) to someone
You have no right to give me orders.
They gave him careful instructions on how to proceed.
Give them my regards. = Give my regards to them.
His parents gave him a lecture about the importance of studying.
The coach gave the team a pep talk.
“It’s not my fault that we’re late.” “Don’t give me that! You were the one who said we didn’t have to leave early!”
GIVE Definition 10:
To show (something) .
A young artist who has given evidence/signs of real talent
She gave (us) no hint/indication that she was upset or worried.
GIVE Definition 11:
To offer (something) for consideration or acceptance .
He declined to give an opinion.
Can you give an example?
He gave no reason for his absence.
GIVE Definition 12:
To say that someone has or deserves (something) .
He gives the credit for his success to his wife. [=he credits his wife for his success]
GIVE Definition 13:
To cause someone to have or experience (something, such as an emotion, a problem, etc.) .
My car has been giving [=causing] me a lot of trouble lately.
I like Mexican food, but it gives me indigestion.
A book that gives pleasure to the reader
All that noise is giving me a headache. [=I’m getting a headache from all that noise]
It gave me a shock to see how sick he is.
Her encouragement gave me a lot of self-confidence. [=made me feel very self-confident]
GIVE Definition 14:
To cause someone to become affected by (something, such as an illness) .
His sister gave him the measles. [=he got/caught the measles from his sister]
Hearing the joke gave him the giggles. [=hearing the joke made him giggle]
GIVE Definition 15:
To cause someone or something to have (a quality) .
His quiet manner gives him a mysterious air.
The large windows give the room an open feeling.
GIVE Definition 16:
To cause something to be affected by (something) .
He argues that the tax cuts would give a considerable stimulus/boost to the economy.
GIVE Definition 17:
To cause someone to get or take (a medicine) .
The doctor gave the patient a pill.
The doctor gave him an injection.
The drug is usually given intravenously.
GIVE Definition 18:
To present (a show, speech, etc.) in public .
give a concert/lecture/talk/speech/reading/performance
GIVE Definition 19:
To provide (something) as entertainment or as a social gathering .
give [=throw] a party
give a formal dinner
GIVE Definition 20:
To do (an action) .
She gave the door a push. [=she pushed the door]
He gave her a hug. [=he hugged her]
He gave a cynical smile. [=he smiled cynically]
She picked up the package and gave it a shake. [=she shook the package]
The referee gave [=made] the signal to start the game.
The ship gave a sudden lurch. [=the ship lurched suddenly]
GIVE Definition 21:
To cause someone to experience or suffer (a form of punishment) .
His father gave the boy a whipping.
The judge gave him life (imprisonment) for murder.
GIVE Definition 22:
To cause someone to undergo or do (something) .
The teacher gave the class a test.
GIVE Definition 23:
We’ve given your proposal a lot of thought and careful consideration. [=we’ve thought about your proposal a lot and considered it carefully]
GIVE Definition 24:
I’ll give you a call later.
GIVE Definition 25:
I’ve never gone skiing before, but I’m willing to give it a try.
GIVE Definition 26:
I’d give anything to be able to sing like that!
GIVE Definition 27:
To make (something, such as your hand) available for someone
She gave [=offered] her hand to him to shake/kiss. = She gave him her hand to shake/kiss. [=she held out her hand toward him so that he could shake/kiss it]
She gave him her arm [=she linked her arm in his arm] and they walked together into the room.
GIVE Definition 28:
I wouldn’t give a penny for that old bike!
If you have an extra ticket, I’ll give you $20 for it.
GIVE Definition 29:
I’m willing to give you the ticket for $20.
GIVE Definition 30:
To say or judge that someone or something will last for (an amount of time) .
The doctor gave him only a few weeks to live. [=the doctor said that he would live for only a few weeks]
Their marriage will never work. I give it/them six months—tops!
GIVE Definition 31:
To admit (something) to or about someone .
He made an effort, I’ll give him that (much). [=I’ll admit that he made an effort]
I don’t really like his movies, but he’s a talented actor,
GIVE Definition 32:
To have or produce (something) as a product, result, or effect .
Medical procedures that give better results
Cows give milk.
GIVE Definition 33:
To cause someone to believe or think (something)
They gave [=led] me to understand that they’d be arriving later.
Whatever gave you the idea (that) he loved you?! [=whatever made you think that he loved you?]
I’m sorry if I gave you the wrong impression. [=I’m sorry if I misled you; I’m sorry if you got the wrong impression from me]
I don’t know what gave her the notion that she could treat people that way.
GIVE Definition 34:
To bend because of force, pressure, or strain .
The branch gave [=sagged] under his weight, but it didn’t break.
GIVE Definition 35:
To break because of force, pressure, or strain .
The branch suddenly gave [=gave way] under his weight, and he fell to the ground.
GIVE Definition 36:
To stop trying to resist or oppose something :to give in or submit to pressure .
Both sides refuse to give [=refuse to accept or agree to the demands of the other side] in this dispute.
For the strike to be settled,
GIVE Definition 37:
Give him his books and his music and he’s happy. [=he is happy if he has his books and his music]
(If) Given better conditions, she’d do the work even better. = She’d do the work even better (if) given better conditions. = If she were given better conditions, she’d do the work even better.
GIVE Definition 38:
“…give me liberty, or give me death!” [=I would rather die than live without liberty]
The country’s OK—but give me the city any day! [=I prefer the city]
GIVE Definition 39:
He angrily told her that he didn’t give a damn what she did.
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