how to pronounce give


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give is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of give in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… tail is still a dog give them a shaver a …”

meanings of give


  1. To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to yield.
  2. To pledge.
  3. To make a present or gift of.
  4. To have a misgiving.
  5. To provide, as, a service or a broadcast.
  6. To cause; to make; used with the infinitive.
  7. To grant power or permission to; to allow.
  8. To estimate or predict (a duration or probability) for (something).
  9. To pass (something) into (someone's hand, etc.).
  10. (ditransitive) To move, shift, provide something abstract or concrete to someone or something or somewhere.
  11. To communicate or announce (advice, tidings, etc.); to pronounce or utter (an opinion, a judgment, a shout, etc.).
  12. To devote or apply (oneself).
  13. To shed tears; to weep.
  14. To provide (something) to (someone), to allow or afford.
  15. To cause (a sensation or feeling) to exist in.
  16. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
  17. To cause (a disease or condition) in, or to transmit (a disease or condition) to.
  18. To cause (someone) to have; produce in (someone); effectuate.
  19. To lead (onto or into).
  20. To allow or admit by way of supposition; to concede.
  21. To provide a view of.
  22. To carry out (a physical interaction) with (something).
  23. To become soft or moist.
  24. To transfer one's possession or holding of (something) to (someone).
  25. To collapse under pressure or force.
  26. To be going on, to be occurring.
  27. To yield slightly when a force is applied.


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

give frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word give occurs in english on average 502.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics give can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that give can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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