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Third person singular
- (ditransitive) To transfer the possession or holding of (something to someone or something else).
- (intransitive) To bend slightly when a force is applied.
- (ditransitive) To estimate or predict (a duration or probability for something).
- I give it ten minutes before he gives up.
- I give it a 95% chance of success.
- I'll give their marriage six months.
- (transitive) To provide, as, a service or a broadcast
- They're giving my favorite show!
- 2003, Iain Aitken, Value-Driven IT Management: Commercializing the IT Function, page 153
- [...] who did not have a culture in which 'giving good presentation' and successfully playing the internal political game was the way up.
- 2006, Christopher Matthew Spencer The Ebay Entrepreneur, page 248
- A friendly voice on the phone welcoming prospective new clients is a must. Don't underestimate the importance of giving good "phone".
- (transfer possession of): donate, pass, transfer
- (bend slightly when a force is applied): bend, cede, flex, move, yield
- (estimate or predict): estimate, guess, predict
- (transfer possession of): get, obtain, receive, take
- (bend slightly when a force is applied): not bend/cede/flex/give/move/yield, resist
- (uncountable) The amount of bending that something undergoes when a force is applied to it.
- This chair doesn't have much give.
Old Norse gefa
- to give
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