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Give (someone) your word.


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Scarce, scant and sparse (Ways of saying ‘not enough’)

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Synonyms of give

  • as in to donate
  • as in to leave
  • as in to offer
  • as in to collapse
  • as in to pay
  • as in to express
  • as in to devote
  • as in to yield
  • as in to provide
  • as in to run by
  • as in to transmit
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Thesaurus Definition of give

Synonyms & Similar Words

  • fork (over, out, or up)
  • pungle (up)

Antonyms & Near Antonyms

  • come out with
  • impersonate
  • run through
  • fritter (away)
  • give air to
  • disseminate
  • communicate
  • get cracking
  • turn a hand
  • get with it
  • turn one's hand
  • get one's act together
  • settle (down)
  • knuckle down
  • plunge (in)
  • plug (away)
  • fool around
  • fiddle (around)
  • putter (around)
  • mess around
  • monkey (around)
  • potter (around)
  • parcel (out)
  • keep (back)
  • hold (back)
  • contaminate
  • come down (with)

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How does the verb give contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of give are afford , bestow , confer , donate , and present . While all these words mean "to convey to another as a possession," give , the general term, is applicable to any passing over of anything by any means.

When is it sensible to use afford instead of give ?

Although the words afford and give have much in common, afford implies a giving or bestowing usually as a natural or legitimate consequence of the character of the giver.

When can bestow be used instead of give ?

While the synonyms bestow and give are close in meaning, bestow implies the conveying of something as a gift and may suggest condescension on the part of the giver.

When is confer a more appropriate choice than give ?

While in some cases nearly identical to give , confer implies a gracious giving (as of a favor or honor).

In what contexts can donate take the place of give ?

The synonyms donate and give are sometimes interchangeable, but donate is likely to imply a publicized giving (as to charity).

When might present be a better fit than give ?

The meanings of present and give largely overlap; however, present carries a note of formality and ceremony.

Phrases Containing give

  • give (someone) the third degree
  • give notice
  • give ground
  • give birth to

give a hang

  • give up the ghost
  • give the lie to
  • give up (to)
  • give one the gate
  • give the third degree to
  • give one's word
  • give a hard time
  • give one the creeps
  • give rise to

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“Give.” Thesaurus , Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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Give your word synonyms

What is another word for give your word .

  • take an oath
  • give your assurance
  • tell the truth
  • give witness

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  1. What is another word for give your word

    What is another word for give your word? Contexts To assure someone that an event or action will definitely take place To be honest Verb To assure someone that an event or action will definitely take place vow swear promise assure give your assurance pledge take an oath undertake affirm declare vouch covenant give an undertaking swear an oath

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    GIVE YOUR WORD in Thesaurus: 100+ Synonyms & Antonyms for GIVE YOUR WORD Parts of speech Synonyms Similar meaning View all be honest give your assurance tell the truth assure swear take an oath vow be straight with promise be open give the true story speak the truth stick to the facts be above-board be truthful pledge stipulate guarantee plight

  3. give (someone) your word

    vow I vowed I would never speak to him again. Go to the thesaurus article about these synonyms and antonyms of give (someone) your word. Learn more If you promise something to someone, you are saying that you will do that thing or that you will make sure it happens. Cambridge English Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press Browse girl girlfriend

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    Synonyms for given your word include vowed, sworn, sweared, promised, assured, given your assurance, pledged, taken an oath, undertaken and affirmed. Find more similar words at!

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    Synonyms of give give verb Definition of give 1 as in to donate to make a present of thanked all the tutors who generously gave their time to help students after school Synonyms & Similar Words Relevance donate volunteer provide present contribute bestow offer give of give away furnish render award issue afford confer pay throw in benefit assist

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