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give (cause, happen, be)

Definition:

to cause to happen or be responsible for

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tense:

gave

Past participle:

given

Present participle:

giving

3rd-person singular present:

gives

Type of:

make

Similar to:

render

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

His 2 singles gave the team the victory

Synonyms:

gie [Scotland] | yield

Etymology:

Old English giefan (West Saxon) "to give, bestow; allot, grant; commit, devote,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of give...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

yield | comply [synonym, sense-specific] | concede [synonym, sense-specific] | assent [synonym, sense-specific] | yieldable [adjective, derived]

to give forth or supply (a product, result, etc), especially by cultivation, labour, etc; produce or bear | [transitive] to furnish as a return | ... (23 of 714 words, 12 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/yield

Merriam-Webster:

yield [entry 1, verb] | bring in [synonym, sense-specific] | bear [synonym, sense-specific] | submit [synonym, sense-specific] | produce [synonym, sense-specific] | succumb [synonym, sense-specific] | recompense [synonym, sense-specific] | reward [synonym, sense-specific] | bow [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[archaic] "recompense", "reward" | to give or render as fitting, rightfully owed, or required | to give up possession of on claim or demand: as ; to ... (25 of 656 words, 11 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/yield

yield [entry 2, noun] | product [synonym, sense-specific] | earnings [synonym, sense-specific] | gain [synonym, sense-specific] | incoming [synonym, sense-specific] | proceeds [synonym, sense-specific] | profit [synonym, sense-specific] | return [synonym, sense-specific] | revenue [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

something yielded; "product" ; especially, the amount or quantity produced or returned | the capacity of yielding produce (17 of 112 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/yield show=1

Random House Dictionary:

yield

to give forth or produce by a natural process or in return for cultivation. | to produce or furnish (payment, profit, or interest). | to give up, as ... (26 of 291 words, 18 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/yield

New World Dictionary:

yield | yielder [noun, related]

to produce; specifically, ; to give or furnish as a natural process or as ... | to give up under pressure; surrender: sometimes used reflexively with ... (25 of 233 words, 12 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Yield [disambiguation]

may refer to: Yield (chemistry), the amount of product obtained in a chemical reaction The arrow symbol in a chemical equation | Fission product yield | Nuclear weapon yield | Crop yield Yield (wine) | Specific yield, a measure of aquifer capacity |... (38 of 225 words, 18 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

yield | yielder [derived]

produce or provide (a natural, agricultural, or industrial product) | produce or generate (a result, gain, or financial return) | give way to ... (21 of 209 words, 9 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/yield

American Heritage Dictionary:

yield | yielded [past tense] | yielding [present participle] | yields [3rd-person singular present] | yielder [noun, related]

To give forth by or as if by a natural process, especially by cultivation | To furnish as return for effort or investment; be productive of | To give ... (27 of 202 words, 13 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

yield | yielded [past tense] | yielding [present participle] | yields [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] to produce something useful such as information or evidence ; to make a profit ; to produce fruit, vegetables, or other foods | ... (23 of 202 words, 4 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/yield

yield [countable, noun] | yields [plural]

an amount of something that is produced (7 of 46 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/yield 20

Wiktionary:

yield | yields [plural] | yielded [past tense] | yold [obsolete, past tense] | yolden [obsolete, past participle] | yielding [present participle] | submit - To fully surrender [synonym, sense-specific] | capitulate - To end all resistance [synonym, sense-specific] | may imply a compensation with an enemy [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[archaic, obsolete] To pay, give in payment; repay, recompense; reward; requite. | To give way; to allow another to pass first. | To give as required; to surrender, relinquish or capitulate. | [intransitive] To give way; to succumb to a force. | To ... (39 of 88 words, 9 definitions, 8 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/yield

Cambridge Dictionary:

yield [entry 1]

to supply or produce something positive such as a profit, an amount of food or information (16 of 39 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/yield 1

yield [entry 2]

to give up the control of or responsibility for something, often because you have been forced to (17 of 51 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/yield 2

yield [entry 3, slightly formal]

to bend or break under pressure (6 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/yield 3

yield [entry 4]

an amount of something positive, such as food or profit, that is produced or supplied (15 of 34 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/yield 4

Encarta Dictionary:

yield | yields [plural] | yielded [past tense] | yielding [present participle] | yld [stock exchange, abbreviation]

to produce something naturally or as a result of cultivation | to produce something as the result of work, activity, or calculation | to gain an ... (24 of 508 words, 13 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861706998​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

give

Origin: Old English giefan (West Saxon) "to give, bestow; allot, grant; commit, devote, entrust", class V strong verb (past tense geaf, past ... (21 of 169 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=give

Wiktionary:

give | gave [past tense] | given [past participle] | giving [present participle] | gives [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English given, from Old Norse gefa ("to give"), from Proto-Germanic *gebaną ("to give"), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰh1bʰ- ("to take, hold, have"). Displaced or merged with native Middle English... (28 of 113 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/give

New World Dictionary:

give | gave [past tense] | given [present participle]

Origin: Middle English given (with g- from Old Norse gefa, to give), yeven from Old English giefan, akin to German ... (19 of 55 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

give

Origin: Old English giefan; related to Old Norse gefa, Gothic giban, Old High German geban, Swedish giva

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/give

American Heritage Dictionary:

give | gave [past tense] | given [present participle] | giving [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English given, from Old English giefan and Old Norse gefa; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.

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Oxford Dictionary:

give | gave [past tense] | given [past participle] | show | believe | know | into | over | give oneself to | ...

Origin: Old English giefan, gefan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch geven and German geben

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/give

Merriam-Webster:

give [entry 1, verb] | gave [past tense] | given [past participle] | giving [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish giva to give; akin to Old English giefan, gifan to give, and perhaps ... (24 of 30 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

give | gave [past tense] | given [past participle] | giving [present participle] | gives [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old English giefan from Indo-European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861695916​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

give | gave [past tense] | given [past participle] | giving [present participle] | gives [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "give"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

give | gave [past tense] | given [past participle] | giving [present participle] | gives [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "give"

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give [uncountable, noun]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

give [verb] | gave [past tense] | given [past participle] | giving [present participle] | gives [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "give"

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give [uncountable, noun]

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Collins Dictionary:

give

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "give"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

give [entry 1] | gave [past tense] | given [past participle]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "give"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "give"

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the Free Dictionary:

give

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "give"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "give"

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Google Dictionary:

give | gave [past tense] | given [past participle] | giving [present participle] | gives [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "give"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

give

Audio: North American pronunciation of "give"

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YourDictionary Audio:

give

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "give" by speech synthesizer

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