9. To allow or admit by way of supposition.
I give not heaven for lost.Mlton.
10. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
I don't wonder at people's giving him to me as a lover.Sheridan.
11. To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain.
12. To pledge; as, to give one's word.
13. To cause; to make; with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc.
But there the duke was given to understandShak. To give away, to make over to another; to transfer.
That in a gondola were seen together
Lorenzo and his amorous
Whatsoever we employ in charitable uses during our lives, is given away from ourselves.Atterbury.
To give back, to return; to restore. Atterbury. To give the bag, to cheat. [Obs.]
I fear our ears have given us the bag.J. Webster.
To give birth to. (a) To bear or bring forth, as a child. (b) To originate; to give existence to, as
an enterprise, idea. To give chase, to pursue. To give ear to. See under Ear. To give
forth, to give out; to publish; to tell. Hayward. To give ground. See under Ground, n. To
give the hand, to pledge friendship or faith. To give the hand of, to espouse; to bestow in marriage.
To give the head. See under Head, n. To give in. (a) To abate; to deduct. (b) To declare; to
make known; to announce; to tender; as, to give in one's adhesion to a party. To give the lie to to
tell (him) that he lies. To give line. See under Line. To give off, to emit, as steam, vapor,
odor, etc. To give one's self away, to make an inconsiderate surrender of one's cause, an unintentional
disclosure of one's purposes, or the like. [Colloq.] To give out. (a) To utter publicly; to report; to
announce or declare.
One that gives out himself Prince Florizel.Shak.
Give out you are of Epidamnum.Shak.
(b) To send out; to emit; to distribute; as, a substance gives out steam or odors. To give over. (a)
To yield completely; to quit; to abandon. (b) To despair of. (c) To addict, resign, or apply (one's self).
The Babylonians had given themselves over to all manner of vice.Grew.
To give place, to withdraw; to yield one's claim. To give points. (a) In games of skill, to equalize
chances by conceding a certain advantage; to allow a handicap. (b) To give useful suggestions. [Colloq.]
To give rein. See under Rein, n. To give the sack. Same as To give the bag. To
give and take. (a) To average gains and losses. (b) To exchange freely, as blows, sarcasms, etc.
To give time (Law), to accord extension or forbearance to a debtor. Abbott. To give the time of
day, to salute one with the compliment appropriate to the hour, as "good morning." "good evening", etc.
To give tongue, in hunter's phrase, to bark; said of dogs. To give up. (a) To abandon; to
surrender. "Don't give up the ship."
He has . . . given upShak.
For certain drops of salt, your city Rome.
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