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Polo is a great thing to do with your kids and your family - it is a great day out. And to me, horses are amazing creatures that give you this cable to Earth and put you in contact with nature.
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Meaning of "give" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIVE

Old English giefan; related to Old Norse gefa, Gothic giban, Old High German geban, Swedish giva.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVE

give  [ɡɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Give is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb give in English.

WHAT DOES GIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of give in the English dictionary

The first definition of give in the dictionary is to present or deliver voluntarily to the permanent possession of another or others. Other definition of give is to transfer to the possession of another as part of an exchange. Give is also to place in the temporary possession of another.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GIVE

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 give
you would give
he/she/it would give
we would give
you would give
they would give
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 give
you would have give
he/she/it would have give
we would have give
you would have give
they would have give
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 BEGIN LIKE GIVE

givable
give a bad account of oneself
give a good account of oneself
give a horse its head
give a monkey´s
give a person a fit
give a person five
give a person his due
give a person what for
give a toss
give a wide berth to
give as good as one gets
give away
give battle
give birth
give chase
give free rein
give ground
give guard
give head

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVE

active
alive
alternative
archive
arrive
automotive
competitive
comprehensive
cooperative
creative
drive
effective
exclusive
executive
expensive
extensive
five
in the negative
interactive
live

Synonyms and antonyms of give in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GIVE»

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

Translation of «give» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIVE

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

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dar
570 millions of speakers

English

give
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُعْطِي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

давать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দিতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

与える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

...에게 ...을 주다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Menehi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cho
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொடுக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

द्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vermek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

давати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a da
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δίνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ge
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of give

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE»

The term «give» is very widely used and occupies the 792 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of give
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «give».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «give» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «give» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «GIVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word give.
1
Christina Aguilera
It's been quite a roller coaster ride, but I've grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people's lives... for that I give thanks.
2
Karen Armstrong
Religious people often prefer to be right rather than compassionate. Often, they don't want to give up their egotism. They want their religion to endorse their ego, their identity.
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Gary Barlow
It wasn't not being famous any more, or even not being a recording artist. It was having nobody who needed me, no phones ringing, nothing to do. Because I'm still too young to do nothing. I was only 24 when all that happened. Now, at 40, I feel I've got more to give than I ever have.
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Jason Bateman
I became an adult before I had a kid, which I highly recommend. I just like to throw her around. She's a really good snuggler, and she likes to give kisses and hugs.
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Deepak Chopra
Karma is experience, and experience creates memory, and memory creates imagination and desire, and desire creates karma again. If I buy a cup of coffee, that's karma. I now have that memory that might give me the potential desire for having cappuccino, and I walk into Starbucks, and there's karma all over again.
6
Jesus Christ
Give to everyone who begs from you; and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again. And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.
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Dorothy Day
As for ourselves, yes, we must be meek, bear injustice, malice, rash judgment. We must turn the other cheek, give up our cloak, go a second mile.
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Eric Dickerson
I don't give players a chance to hit me.
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Ernie Els
I have to believe that if I keep doing what I'm doing, the results will reflect that, and I'll give myself plenty more opportunities to win.
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Nacho Figueras
Polo is a great thing to do with your kids and your family - it is a great day out. And to me, horses are amazing creatures that give you this cable to Earth and put you in contact with nature.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVE»

Discover the use of give in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to give and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 25th Anniversary Edition
The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.
Laura Joffe Numeroff, 1985
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Give a Boy a Gun
Todd Strasser’s acclaimed account of school violence that Kirkus Reviews calls “vivid, distressing, and all too real.” For as long as they can remember, Brendan and Gary have been mercilessly teased and harassed by the jocks who rule ...
Todd Strasser, 2012
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Just Give Money to the Poor: The Development Revolution from ...
This book, the first to report on this quiet revolution in an accessible way, is essential reading for policymakers, students of international development and anyone yearning for an alternative to traditional poverty-alleviation methods.
Joseph Hanlon, Armando Barrientos, David Hulme, 2010
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Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success
In a world in which so many takers such as Bernard Madoff and Raj Rajaratnam have ruined lives and reputations, this book will reassure readers that the real power lies in becoming a giver.
Adam Grant, 2013
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How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students
Presents advice on providing the type of positive feedback to students which can motivate them to learn more effectively, including information about counseling special students and those learning English as a second language.
Susan M. Brookhart, 2008
6
If You Give a Pig a Pancake
If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want some syrup to go with it.
Laura Numeroff, 1998
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Don't Give It Away!: A Workbook of Self-Awareness and ...
Provides meditations and affirmations designed to help young women develop confidence, self-respect, and independence
Iyanla Vanzant, 1999
8
You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup
From tragedy to triumphant reunion, and chart success to courtroom battles, this meticulously researched work tells the previously untold story of a group and a legacy that will never be forgotten.
Peter Doggett, 2010
9
Or Give Me Death: A Novel of Patrick Henry's Family
Told from the point of view of the Henry children, this compassionate tale explores the possibility that Patrick Henry's immortal cry of "Give me liberty, or give me death," which roused a nation to arms, was first spoken by his wife as she ...
Ann Rinaldi, 2004
10
Give and Take: A Candid Account of Corporate Philanthropy
Shows how businesses can create charitable foundations, and shares examples of innovative corporate giving
Reynold Levy, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term give is used in the context of the following news items.
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French referees can give England World Cup edge over Wales and …
Jérôme Garcès upset Wales with some of his interpretations of the law at the scum in their Six Nations defeat to England in February. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Parliament: Bill to give police wide-ranging powers against …
A new law to give the police wide-ranging powers against criminal syndicates was tabled in Parliament on Monday. ST PHOTO: MARK ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
3
Andrew Strawbridge's family to give back to Samoan hospital
Laura Strawbridge, Andrew's wife wants to give back to the hospital that helped them in the first days of his illness and is co-ordinating with physician, Dr David ... «TVNZ, Jul 15»
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Etna fire victim would 'give you the shirt right off of her back,' friends …
Robert Craig, left, and Mike Talarico board up the windows Sunday of the home heavily damaged by fire on Parker Street in Etna late Saturday ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»
5
Pluto to give up its secrets
Pluto (R) and its moon Charon are pictured from about 6 million kilometers in this July 8, 2015 NASA handout photo from the New Horizons ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
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Should More Women Give Birth Outside The Hospital?
A recent recommendation from doctors in the United Kingdom raised eyebrows in the United States — the British National Health Service says ... «NPR, Jul 15»
7
Sydney Swans ready to give Hawthorn a taste of their own medicine
Kennedy's comments give an insight into how fiercely contested Saturday night's clash between the two heavyweights will be. There is more at ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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Real to give Casillas official send-off
Real Madrid have decided to give departing goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas an official send-off later on Monday following criticism over ... «RTE.ie, Jul 15»
9
Thursday nights give AFL something to screen about
Port Adelaide and Collingwood players pay tribute to the late Phil Walsh after the last of the Thursday night games for season 2015. «The Age, Jul 15»
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Public asked to give views on Pryce's parliamentary motion
The public is being requested to give views on whether civil society groups should be made to disclose their sources of funding. The invitation ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Jul 15»

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