give

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give is part of the Basic English 850.
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give is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
give

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
give

Third person singular
gives

Simple past
gave

Past participle
given

Present participle
giving

  1. When someone gives something to someone else, they had the thing and they let the other person have it. Maybe they use their hands to put the thing in the other person's hands. Usually after that, the thing is the other person's thing.
    Give me that book, please; I want to read it.
    My mother gave me this stone when I was young
  2. To give a speech is to talk to a group of people.

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