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French translation of 'give'

Word Frequency


[ˈɡɪv ]
1.  [of fabric] élasticité f
2.  (in structure) flexibilité f
transitive verbWord forms: past tense gave [ˈɡeɪv], past participle given [ˈɡɪvən]
1.  (gen) donner
to give sth to sb, to give sb sth donner qch à qn
He gave me £10. Il m’a donné dix livres.
give or take
12 o’clock, give or take a few minutes midi, à quelques minutes près
to give as good as one gets (mainly Britain) rendre coup pour coup
I’d give anything for ... je donnerais n’importe quoi pour ...
give me ... any day
Caesar salad? Give me bread and cheese any day. Une salade César ? Non merci, je préfère un bon vieux sandwich au fromage.
2.  (grant)
... I’ll give you that ... je suis d’accord là-dessus
3.  [present] offrir
4.  (utter) [cry, sigh] pousser
5.  (pay) payer
How much did you give for it? Combien (l’)avez-vous payé  ?
intransitive verbWord forms: past tense gave [ˈɡeɪv], past participle given [ˈɡɪvən]
[fabric] se détendrese relâcher
Phrasal verbs
give away, give back, give in, give off, give out, give over, give up, give way

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Example Sentences Including 'give'

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People who had thought a lot about others and given of themselves without thought of reward.
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At some stage the long housing boom has to come to an end, given the expected pressure on consumer spending next year.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
In most cases trained officers give sympathetic, effective and admirable support.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Get it wrong and they may not want to give it another try.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
I just knew that performing gave you confidence.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
It's hard to say more without giving too much away.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The joy of science comes from really understanding something and not just giving a correct answer.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The moon makes you wiser about love and you get the right balance between give and take.
The Sun (2016)
Was the captaincy something you had given much thought to before?
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
You just give a little touch and you get a lot from what was there.
The Sun (2016)
It is also worth remembering that a little sunshine can give your health a boost.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Just want to give something back.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She had just about given up on life by then.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The new drug is not a cure but may give her more time.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
And they are also too pressed to give cases the time that they need.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It gives them something totally different to talk about.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Now he faces pressure to give it up.
The Sun (2016)
Or were the cups given a little help?
The Sun (2012)
Remember that real love means giving each other the time to be sure.
The Sun (2008)
So this fairly long exposure gives the sense of movement.
Smithsonian Mag (2017)
Tackling the gangs will take more than giving thugs long sentences or increasing police patrols.
The Sun (2011)
The censors may not have given their move much thought.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The generals must be given fresh reasons for discontent.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They access help step by step and have to take what is given to them by doctors.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They just give lies on top of other lies.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Turing opted for the latter and was given a long course of female hormone pills.
The Sun (2012)
Two errors in the procedure adopted in the present case gave rise to concern.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
We went upstairs and we read the script and we gave our thoughts about it.
The Sun (2016)
I'm not saying his popularity gives him licence to say what he likes.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
They may give a little extra money.
Christianity Today (2000)

Trends of 'give'

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'give' in Other Languages

British English: give /ɡɪv/ VERB
If you give someone something, you let them have it to keep.
We always give our mother flowers on her birthday.
  • American English: give
  • Arabic: يُعْطِي
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dar
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: dati
  • Czech: dát
  • Danish: give
  • Dutch: geven
  • European Spanish: dar
  • Finnish: antaa
  • French: donner
  • German: geben
  • Greek: δίνω
  • Italian: dare
  • Japanese: 与える
  • Korean: ...에게 ...을 주다
  • Norwegian: gi
  • Polish: dać
  • European Portuguese: dar
  • Romanian: a da
  • Russian: давать
  • Spanish: dar
  • Swedish: ge
  • Thai: ให้
  • Turkish: vermek
  • Ukrainian: давати
  • Vietnamese: cho


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