give vt gave, giv·en, giv·ing
1 a: to make a gift of
I give the remainder of my estate to my wife compare convey, sell
b: to grant or bestow by formal action
the law give s citizens the right to vote
2 a: to transfer from one's authority or custody
the sheriff gave the prisoner to the warden
b: to execute and deliver
all officers must give bond
c: to communicate or impart to another
failed to give adequate notice
d: to offer or submit for the consideration of another
give testimony in court
3: to yield possession of by way of exchange
will give top dollar for your used car
4 a: to impose as punishment
b: to award by formal verdict
judgment was given against the plaintiff
giv·er n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (grant) verb accord, adminster, afford, allot, assign, award, bequeath, bestow, cede, commit, concede, confer, consign, contribute, deal, deed, deliver, devise, devote, dispense, dispose of, distribute, donate, endow, entrust, equip, furnish, impart, indulge, leave, make a gift, make a presentation, pass, present, prodere, proffer, provide, remit, submit, supply, surrender, transfer, transmit, turn over, vouchsafe, will associated concepts: bequeath, convey, deliver, devise, dispose, give judgment, give notice foreign phrases:
- Praesentare nihil aliud est quam praesto dare — sen
- offere. — To present is no more than to give or offer forthwith
II (yield) verb abate, become flexible, become less rigid, become pliant, collapse, compromise, concede, crumble, cieponere, ease, loosen, retreat, sag, soften, surrender III index adduce, administer (tender), allow (authorize), ascribe, attorn, bear (yield), bequeath, bestow, cede, confer (give), contribute (supply), convey (transfer), dedicate, delegate, descend, devise (give), devolve, disburse (distribute), dole, endow, endue, extend (offer), fund, furnish, grant (concede), grant (transfer formally), lend, loan, mete, pander, present (make a gift), proffer, provide (supply), relax, relent, render (administer), render (deliver), replenish, send, spend, subsidize, supply, tender, transmit, yield (produce a return)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

v. To make a gift; to transfer property to another without payment; to grant something to another.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


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