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I did a lot of theater in college, and I knew that not many people make it, but I just figured, 'Well, I really want to try acting while I'm young, and I don't ever want to look back and say that I never gave it a try.' I fully figured I'd be back in grad school - probably for psychology.
Hank Azaria

Meaning of "gave" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GAVE

gave  [ɡeɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GAVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gave is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb gave in English.

WHAT DOES GAVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

GAVE

GAVE may refer to: ▪ Gave, a parish in Portugal ▪ Gave, a French word meaning torrential river in the west Pyrenees ▪ Gastric antral vascular ectasia, a medical condition ▪ Gabinete de Avaliação Educacional, an institution responsible for monitoring education in Portugal...

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GAVE

PRESENT

Present
I give
you give
he/she/it gives
we give
you give
they give
Present continuous
I am giving
you are giving
he/she/it is giving
we are giving
you are giving
they are giving
Present perfect
I have given
you have given
he/she/it has given
we have given
you have given
they have given
Present perfect continuous
I have been giving
you have been giving
he/she/it has been giving
we have been giving
you have been giving
they have been giving
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I gave
you gave
he/she/it gave
we gave
you gave
they gave
Past continuous
I was giving
you were giving
he/she/it was giving
we were giving
you were giving
they were giving
Past perfect
I had given
you had given
he/she/it had given
we had given
you had given
they had given
Past perfect continuous
I had been giving
you had been giving
he/she/it had been giving
we had been giving
you had been giving
they had been giving
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will give
you will give
he/she/it will give
we will give
you will give
they will give
Future continuous
I will be giving
you will be giving
he/she/it will be giving
we will be giving
you will be giving
they will be giving
Future perfect
I will have given
you will have given
he/she/it will have given
we will have given
you will have given
they will have given
Future perfect continuous
I will have been giving
you will have been giving
he/she/it will have been giving
we will have been giving
you will have been giving
they will have been giving
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would gave
you would gave
he/she/it would gave
we would gave
you would gave
they would gave
Conditional continuous
I would be giving
you would be giving
he/she/it would be giving
we would be giving
you would be giving
they would be giving
Conditional perfect
I would have gave
you would have gave
he/she/it would have gave
we would have gave
you would have gave
they would have gave
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been giving
you would have been giving
he/she/it would have been giving
we would have been giving
you would have been giving
they would have been giving
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you give
we let´s give
you give
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to give
Past participle
given
Present Participle
giving
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GAVE


behave
bɪˈheɪv
brave
breɪv
cave
keɪv
clave
kleɪv
concave
ˈkɒnkeɪv
crave
kreɪv
enclave
ˈɛnkleɪv
fave
feɪv
grave
ɡreɪv
lave
leɪv
microwave
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌweɪv
nave
neɪv
pave
peɪv
rave
reɪv
save
seɪv
shave
ʃeɪv
slave
sleɪv
stave
steɪv
they´ve
ðeɪv
wave
weɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GAVE

gauze
gauzelike
gauzier
gauziest
gauzily
gauziness
gauzy
gavage
Gavaskar
gavel
gavelkind
gavelman
gavelock
gavial
gavialoid
gavot
gavotte
Gawd
gawk
gawker

WORDS THAT END LIKE GAVE

aftershave
agave
autoclave
ave
by your leave
by-your-leave
from the cradle to the grave
have
leave
maternity leave
Mojave
must-have
new wave
octave
Piave
suave
the grave
the New Wave
trave
weave

Synonyms and antonyms of gave in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GAVE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gave» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gave

Translation of «gave» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GAVE

Find out the translation of gave to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gave from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gave» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dio
570 millions of speakers

English

gave
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दिया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أعطى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дал
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

deu
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দিলেন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donné
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memberi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gab
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

与えた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Diparingi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cho
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொடுத்தார்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दिली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

verdi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ha dato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dał
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дав
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a dat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έδωσε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gegee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gav
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ga
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gave

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GAVE»

The term «gave» is very widely used and occupies the 3.050 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GAVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gave

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10 QUOTES WITH «GAVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gave.
1
Dorothy Allison
I think I would have died if there hadn't been the women's movement. It gave me a vision that I could do something different, and it gave me an understanding that I wasn't a monster, or sport, or a betrayer of my family.
2
Summer Altice
Being 5' 10, I was supposed to be too short to play college volleyball. So that gave me the hunger and the fire to say, Oh yeah? I'd just hit the crap out of the ball.
3
Hank Azaria
I did a lot of theater in college, and I knew that not many people make it, but I just figured, 'Well, I really want to try acting while I'm young, and I don't ever want to look back and say that I never gave it a try.' I fully figured I'd be back in grad school - probably for psychology.
4
Gareth Bale
Between 12 and 14, I shot up a ridiculous amount. The muscles were struggling to stretch and grow at the rate my bones were growing. It gave me problems with my back and my hamstrings.
5
Maria Bartiromo
Selling cookies helped me to realize that you needed to have a certain way to communicate with people. You also needed business skills. You knew you needed to sell a certain amount of boxes, so that gave me some business sense.
6
Berenice Bejo
For us, as actors, and even for the director, it gave us a sense of authenticity to what we were doing because we were talking about Hollywood and we were in Hollywood.
7
Matt Bomer
Just being attached to 'Superman' actually gave a great boost to my career.
8
Louise Brooks
I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it; nor kept it without wishing I had given it away.
9
John Cale
We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance.
10
Sarah Chalke
I lived in Vancouver, where they film so many things. So it gave me a good shot at it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GAVE»

Discover the use of gave in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gave and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
My Mother Gave Me the Moon
A poetic evocation of all the special things a mother passes on to her child.
‎2003
2
The Meal Jesus Gave Us
In this introductory volume, perfect for Protestant new member and confirmation classes, acclaimed theologian and writer Tom Wright explains in clear and vivid style the background of the Last Supper, the ways in which Christians have ...
Tom Wright, 1999
3
The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit
Illustrated with full-color jacket art reproductions, a treasury of 200 stories about the tradition of giving books as gifts includes the tale of a couple that tried to read Ulysses to strengthen their their long-distance relationship, a ...
‎2012
4
God Gave Us the Right: Conservative Catholic, Evangelical ...
A comparative study of women who have converted or returned to conservative Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish communities, looking at the way they reconcile modern secular ideas--feminism in particular--with the demands and rewards of ...
Christel Manning, 1999
5
From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harb: ...
Vividly reminiscent of the goings-on at Sterling Cooper—the late nights, the three-martini lunches, the sex on couches, and, of course, the actual work of plugging products—this is the story of what Madison Avenue was really like in the ...
Jerry Della Femina, 2010
6
God Gave Us You
Also available in the God Gave Us series: God Gave Us Two God Gave Us Christmas God Gave Us Heaven God Gave Us Love God Gave Us So Much From the Hardcover edition.
Lisa T. Bergren, 2011
7
God Gave Us This Country: Tekamthi and the First American ...
Looks at the fifty year period during which the whites broke the Indian nations, and offers profiles of Tecumseh and other leaders who influenced that era
Bil Gilbert, 1989
8
I Give You Authority: Practicing the Authority Jesus Gave Us
"--J.I. Packer This popular book from respected leader Charles H. Kraft shows believers how to exercise the authority they have from God through Jesus Christ.
Charles H. Kraft, 2012
9
Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing
The story of Sequoyah is the tale of an ordinary man with an extraordinary idea—to create a writing system for the Cherokee Indians and turn his people into a nation of readers and writers.
James Rumford, 2004
10
The Day They Gave Babies Away
When the six Eunson children were left orphans the day before Christmas, 1868, the oldest, twelve-year-old Robbie, took the responsibility of finding homes for his younger brothers and sisters.
Dale Eunson, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GAVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gave is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bride trying to track down stranger who gave stranded bridesmaids …
Bride, Bethany Mouatt is trying to track down a kind stranger who gave her stranded bridesmaids and the mother of the bride a lift to her ... «ITV News, Jul 15»
2
Camille Cosby Says Women Gave Consent | MadameNoire
Camille Cosby Says Women Gave Consent · Camille Cosby Believes Women Accusing Bill Cosby of Assault Actually Gave Consent 1,599 ... «Madame Noire, Jul 15»
3
Man handcuffed by cops after he gave rough sleeper £1 wins …
Mr Wilson had just left Heebie Jeebie's nightclub on Seel Street about 2am on January 11, 2014, when he spotted a homeless man and gave ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Eurogroup gave Greece until July 15 to pass new laws - Yahoo News
1512 - Finnish finance minister says euro zone ministers gave Greece until July 15 to pass new laws and conditions must be approved by ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
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Watch: Ciara Reveals Motherhood Gave Her 'Sexy Confidence'
“For me, I can speak for myself: Being a mom gave me a bit more of sexy confidence,” Ciara tells Yahoo Music in a recent Backstage with Citi ... «Eurweb.com, Jul 15»
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'Running gave me a new lifeline after my husband's death' | Life …
THE last time Pherenice Worsey-Buck was at the Olympic Park in Stratford, London, she was with husband Mark and sons Tyler and Isaac in ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
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'They gave their tomorrows for our todays' - Independent.ie
Over 1,200 people gathered in the quadrangle of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin to remember all Irish men and women who died in ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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Mum gave birth as we watched the telly! | Hull Daily Mail
Mum gave birth as we watched the telly! By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: July 12, 2015. By Allison Coggan. NICE SURPRISE: Heidi Lee with new baby boy Harry, her ... «Hull Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Jindal: 'Greece Gave Us Democracy, Now They're Showing Us How …
Warning that Democratic policies are hurtling the United States toward a Greece-like collapse, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Sunday that ... «Newsmax, Jul 15»
10
Annapurna Studio lab gave SS Rajamouli's 'Baahubali' its … - IBNLive
Hyderabad: S.S. Rajamouli's 'Baahubali', which has emerged the biggest opener in the country, broke new technological boundaries and ... «IBNLive, Jul 15»

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