• To move, shift, provide something abstract or concrete to someone or something or somewhere.
  • To estimate or predict (a duration or probability) for (something).
  • To yield slightly when a force is applied.
  • To collapse under pressure or force.
  • To provide, as, a service or a broadcast.
  • To lead (onto or into).
  • To provide a view of.
  • To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to yield.
  • To cause; to make; used with the infinitive.
  • To cause (someone) to have; produce in (someone); effectuate.
  • To allow or admit by way of supposition; to concede.
  • To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
  • To communicate or announce (advice, tidings, etc.); to pronounce or utter (an opinion, a judgment, a shout, etc.).
  • To grant power, permission, destiny, etc. (especially to a person); to allot; to allow.
  • To devote or apply (oneself).
  • To become soft or moist.
  • To shed tears; to weep.
  • To have a misgiving.
  • To be going on, to be occurring


  • The amount of bending that something undergoes when a force is applied to it; a tendency to yield under pressure; resilence.
  • Alternative of gyve


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  • From Middle English given, from Old Norse gefa ("to give"), from Proto-Germanic *gebaną ("to give"). Merged with native Middle English yiven, ȝeven, from Old English ġiefan, from the same Proto-Germanic source (compare the obsolete inherited English doublet yive).

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