Synonyms of give in English:
1 she gave them $2000
present with, provide with, supply with, furnish with, let someone have;
hand (over to), offer, proffer;
award, grant (to), bestow on/upon, accord, confer on, make over to;
donate to, contribute to
[Antonyms] receive, take
5 he gave her time to think
allow, permit, grant, accord;
7 they gave no further trouble
cause, make, create, occasion
8 garlic gives flavor
produce, yield, afford, impart, lend
10 Dominic gave a bow
perform, execute, make, do
13 the door gave
give way, cave in, collapse, break, fall apart;
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give, afford, award, bestow, confer, donate, grant
You give a birthday present, grant a favor, bestow charity, and confer an honor. While all of these verbs mean to convey something or transfer it from one's own possession to that of another, the circumstances surrounding that transfer dictate which word is the best one. Give is the most general, meaning to pass over, deliver, or transmit something ( give him encouragement). Grant implies that a request or desire has been expressed, and that the receiver is dependent on the giver's discretion ( grant permission for the trip). Award suggests that the giver is in some sense a judge, and that the thing given is deserved ( award a scholarship), while bestow implies that something is given as a gift and may imply condescension on the part of the giver ( bestow a large sum of money on a needy charity). To confer is to give an honor, a privilege, or a favor; it implies that the giver is a superior ( confer a knighthood; confer a college degree). Donate implies that the giving is to a public cause or charity ( donate a painting to the local art museum), and to afford is to give or bestow as a natural consequence ( the window afforded a fine view of the mountains).
- the lantern gives off a powerful glowemit, produce, send out, throw out;discharge, release, exude, vent
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