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Synonyms

give

verb

to put something in someone’s hand, or to pass something to someone

present

verb

to give something to someone formally or officially

hand

verb

to give something to someone by holding it in your hand and offering it to them

help

verb

to give someone something, especially food or drink

yield

verb

to give something to someone else

contribute

verb

to give money, goods, or your time and effort in order to achieve something, especially when other people are also helping

distribute

verb

to give something such as food, clothes, or money to a group of people, especially so that each person gets an equal share

hand over

to give something to someone by holding it in your hand and offering it to them

part with

to give something to someone although you would prefer to keep it

lavish

verb

to give someone a lot of something, for example money, love, or attention

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allocate

verb

to officially give something to someone, or to decide that something can be used for a specific purpose

allot

verb

to give someone part of an amount of something that is available, or to decide that something will be used for a specific purpose

assign

verb

to give someone money or equipment so that they can use it for a particular purpose

award

verb

to officially give someone a contract

be lavish with something

to give something generously

bestow

verb

formal to give valuable property or an important right or honour to someone

carry/take coals to Newcastle

to supply something to a place or person when they do not need it because they have a lot of it already

cede

verb

formal to allow someone to take something such as power or land away from you

commit

verb

formal to give someone or something to someone else to look after

concede

verb

to give something that you own or control to someone so that they own or control it

confer

verb

formal to give something such as authority, a legal right, or an honour to someone

deliver up

to give something to someone officially and formally

dish out

informal to give things to a number of people

distribute

verb

to share an available supply of something such as money among people or organizations

dole out

to give something, such as food or money, to a particular group of people or to every person in a group

drip-feed

verb

to give something to someone slowly, little by little

favour with

to give someone something such as a look, smile, or answer to a question

fob off

to give someone something that is not what they want or need

force on/upon

to make someone accept something that they do not want

free

verb

to make someone or something available to be used for something else

give

verb

to let someone have or keep something as a present

give

verb

to make someone the owner of something that you owned

give away

to provide someone with something that you no longer want or need

give away

if a company gives something away, they let you have it without paying for it

give back

to give someone something that they owned or had before

give in

British to give something, especially a piece of work, to someone in authority who is expecting it

give out

to give something to several people

give over to

if you give something over to someone, it becomes theirs

go to

to be given to someone or something

hand back

to give something back to someone

hand down

to give clothes, toys etc to a younger child when an older child no longer needs them

hand in

to give something to a person in authority

hand on

to give someone something that was given to you

hand out

to give things to different people in a group

hand round

to give things to different people in a group

heap

verb

if you heap praise, blame, criticism etc on someone, you give them a lot of praise, blame, criticism etc

inundate

verb

to send or provide much more of something than someone can easily deal with

invest with

to give a person or organization power, influence, or authority

issue

verb

if you issue someone with something such as equipment, you give it to them, usually officially

keep

verb

used when you allow someone else to have something

ladle out

to give large amounts of money, goods, or information to someone without thinking carefully what it will be used for

leave

verb

to give something to someone before you go away

lodge

verb

to give something valuable to someone so that they can keep it safe

make over

to officially make someone else the owner of something

offer

verb

to give someone something that you think they need or deserve

pass

verb

to put something into someone’s hand or into a position where they can take it

pass out

to give something to each member of a group

pass round

to give something to one person in a group, who gives it to someone else, who then gives it to someone else etc

ply with

to keep giving someone a lot of presents, food, or drinks

present

verb

to give someone a bill that they must pay

press on

to try in a determined way to give someone something, especially something that they do not really want

produce

verb

to show or offer something so that it can be examined or used by someone else

remember

verb

to give someone money or a present

re-present

verb

to give or send something for a second time, usually after it was not accepted the first time

restore

verb

to give something that has been lost, taken, or stolen back to the person who it belongs to

reward

verb

to give someone something as a reward, for example praise, success, or money

settle on

Britishformal to give someone money or property in a legal and official way

shower

verb

to give a large number of things or a large amount of something to someone

submit

verb

to formally give something to someone so that they can make a decision about it

surrender

verb

formal to give a document to someone in authority who does not give it back to you

tender

verb

formal to formally offer something, usually in writing

transfer

verb

to officially arrange for someone else to become the owner of something

turn in

mainly American to give something to the person who has officially asked for it or who is in charge

turn in

mainly American to return something to the person it belongs to, especially something that was lost or was lent to you

turn over

to allow something to be used for a particular purpose or by a particular person

turn over

to give someone or something to someone in authority, especially because they have ordered you to

vouchsafe

verb

formal to give, promise, or offer something to someone who you trust

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