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To give or confer formally or according to legal procedure
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  1. To give or confer formally or according to legal procedure
  2. To transfer rights in real or personal property; in litigation, accession by the court to a party’s request made by motion or pleading.
  3. To give or confer officially or formally:
To apply; devote
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  1. To apply; devote
  2. To apply; use:
  3. To give or present as a gift
To make known; tell; reveal
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  1. To make known; tell; reveal
  2. To grant a share of; bestow:
  3. To give a share or portion of
To appear or be felt first during birth. Used of the part of the fetus that proceeds first through the birth canal.
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  1. To appear or be felt first during birth. Used of the part of the fetus that proceeds first through the birth canal.
  2. To hold, carry, or point (a weapon) in a particular manner as a salutation or sign of honor, usually along the center axis of the body.
  3. To attach to (a pathologic antigen, such as a virus or bacterium) in order to allow the antigen to be recognized and destroyed by T cells. Used of certain immune cells, such as macrophages.
To provide with property, income, or a source of income.
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  1. To provide with property, income, or a source of income.
  2. To think of as having some quality or characteristic
  3. To give money or property so as to provide an income for the support of (a college, hospital, etc.)
(Law) To leave or give (personal property) by will.
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  1. (Law) To leave or give (personal property) by will.
  2. To pass (something) on to another; hand down:
  3. To give a gift of personal property by means of a will. See also devise.
To give by the decision of a law court or arbitrator
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  1. To give by the decision of a law court or arbitrator
  2. To grant an amount or other benefit legally due:
  3. The final decision of an arbitrator. The final decision of an arbitrator. The final decision of a court, jury, or administrative tribunal granting damages or other relief to a party. To formally grant such relief. See also confirmation, judgment, and order.
To invest with (a characteristic, for example):
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  1. To invest with (a characteristic, for example):
  2. To give, grant, or bestow
  3. To meet in order to deliberate together or compare views; consult:
To administer (laws, for example).
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  1. To administer (laws, for example).
  2. To prepare and give out (medicines, prescriptions, etc.)
  3. To give or deal out, especially in parts or portions:
To assist or support with a subsidy.
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  1. To assist or support with a subsidy.
  2. To secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy.
  3. To buy the aid or support of with a subsidy, often as a kind of bribe
To submit material for publication.
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  1. To submit material for publication.
  2. To help bring about a result; act as a factor:
  3. To write and give or sell (an article, story, poem, etc.) to a magazine, newspaper, or other publication
(Idiomatic) To divide into portions or chunks; to ration.
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(Idiomatic) To distribute in small amounts.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To distribute in small amounts.
To deliver (the decision of a court, etc.)
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  1. To deliver (the decision of a court, etc.)
  2. For a judge or court to release a decision upon a motion or at the resolution of a trial or appeal. For a judge or court to release a decision upon a motion or at the resolution of a trial or appeal.
  3. (Idiomatic) To donate (as second hand.)
(Idiomatic) To relinquish control or possession of something to someone.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To relinquish control or possession of something to someone.
To give birth to a child
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  1. To give birth to a child
  2. To give forth or produce:
  3. (Informal) To cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause
(Informal) To give secret information to in an attempt to be helpful
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  1. (Informal) To give secret information to in an attempt to be helpful
  2. To give tips or a tip:
  3. To give a small present of money to (a waiter, porter, etc.) for some service
To send (money) in payment
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  1. To send (money) in payment
  2. To become more moderate in force or intensity
  3. To submit or refer (a matter) for consideration, judgment, etc.
(Obs.) To take away secretly
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  1. (Obs.) To take away secretly
  2. To transfer or deliver property or the title thereto or a property right by a deed or another written instrument other than a will. To transfer or deliver property or the title thereto or a property right by a deed or another written instrument other than a will.
  3. To take from one place to another; transport; carry
To transfer by means of a deed:
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  1. To transfer by means of a deed:
  2. A written conveyance of an interest in real property.
  3. (Informal) Indeed.
To be purchased in (a certain quantity); achieve sales of:
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  1. To be purchased in (a certain quantity); achieve sales of:
  2. To be sold; attract buyers: often used with reference to the rate of sale
  3. To give up or surrender in exchange for a price or reward:
Used to express possibility
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  1. Used to express possibility
  2. Used to express habit or customary practice
  3. Used to indicate simple future time
(Now rare) To give up, hand over, surrender (something).
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  1. (Now rare) To give up, hand over, surrender (something).
  2. (Intransitive) To stop.
  3. To devote or resign to a particular purpose or activity; to yield completely.
(Idiomatic) (of a career, public image, etc.) To improve upon and/or take in a new direction
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  1. (Idiomatic) (of a career, public image, etc.) To improve upon and/or take in a new direction
  2. (Idiomatic) To transfer ownership, especially by means of a legal document
(Business) To transfer to the custody of, usually for sale, transport, or safekeeping.
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  1. (Business) To transfer to the custody of, usually for sale, transport, or safekeeping.
  2. To deliver (merchandise, for example) for custody or sale.
  3. To set apart, as for a special use or purpose; assign:
To succeed in accomplishing or managing:
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  1. To succeed in accomplishing or managing:
  2. To arrange or settle by discussion and mutual agreement:
  3. To confer with another or others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement:
To cease holding physically; release:
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  1. To cease holding physically; release:
  2. To give up; abandon (a plan, policy, etc.)
  3. To give up or abandon (control of something or a claim, for example).
To surrender possession of, especially by treaty.
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  1. To surrender possession of, especially by treaty.
  2. To yield; grant:
  3. To give up one's rights in; surrender formally
To give by a lease; let
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  1. To give by a lease; let
  2. To get by a lease; take a lease on
  3. To grant use or occupation of under the terms of a contract.
To grant or concede; bestow
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  1. To grant or concede; bestow
  2. (Archaic) To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony.
  3. To give or grant, especially as being due or appropriate:
(Rare) To vest or settle (a power or right) in a person, legislative body, etc.
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  1. (Rare) To vest or settle (a power or right) in a person, legislative body, etc.
  2. To commit (money or capital) in order to gain a financial return:
  3. To spend or devote for future advantage or benefit:
To transfer to another's control.
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  1. To transfer to another's control.
  2. To deal with conclusively with a threat or a difficult situation.
  3. To get rid of.
To willingly let go of; to give up; to relinquish.
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(Idiomatic) To relinquish; give back.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To relinquish; give back.
  2. (Sports) To give up control (of the ball and thus the ability to score).
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see turn,"Ž over.
To impart or convey to others by inheritance.
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  1. To impart or convey to others by inheritance.
  2. To cause something such as an infection to spread; pass on.
  3. To send or cause to go from one person or place to another, esp. across intervening space or distance; transfer; dispatch; convey
To cause to sink and become more dense and compact
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  1. To cause to sink and become more dense and compact
  2. To cause to sink, become compact, or come to rest:
  3. To become clear by the sinking of suspended particles. Used of liquids.
(Architecture) To hollow out, as a gutter in stone or wood.
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  1. (Architecture) To hollow out, as a gutter in stone or wood.
  2. To put (food) on to a dish ready for eating.
  3. (Figuratively) To distribute or deliver something.
(Card games) to not deal cards to someone who is leaving a game.
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  1. (Card games) to not deal cards to someone who is leaving a game.
(Idiomatic) To pay (implies lots of money).
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  1. (Idiomatic) To pay (implies lots of money).
  2. To turn over soil with a gardening fork.
To kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.
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  1. To kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To start or connect suddenly.
  3. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To contribute, especially to a collection of money.
To provide (what is needed or desired):
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  1. To provide (what is needed or desired):
  2. To supply; provide; give
  3. To supply, provide, or equip with whatever is necessary or useful; esp., to put furniture into (a room, apartment, etc.)
To offer (usually something intangible)
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  1. To offer (usually something intangible)
  2. To offer for acceptance; tender:
  3. A preliminary offering, specifically with regard to testimony or evidence, a preview of what will be said or shown. Also known as an offer of proof. A preliminary offering, specifically with regard to testimony or evidence, a preview of what will be said or shown. Also known as an offer of proof.
To have as a necessary or desirable feature:
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  1. To have as a necessary or desirable feature:
  2. To make available for use; provide:
  3. To fill sufficiently; satisfy:
To give up, as in defeat; surrender or submit.
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  1. To give up, as in defeat; surrender or submit.
  2. To give over possession of, as in deference or defeat; surrender:
  3. To produce a return for effort or investment:
To provide (what is needed or desired):
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  1. To provide (what is needed or desired):
  2. To provide something necessary or desired to; equip:
  3. To supply, provide, or equip with whatever is necessary or useful; esp., to put furniture into (a room, apartment, etc.)
To give back to the owner:
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  1. To give back to the owner:
  2. To produce (a profit, revenue, etc.); yield
  3. To send, put, or carry back:
To give precedence to other road users.
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  1. To give precedence to other road users.
  2. To collapse or break under physical stresses.
(Chess) To withdraw (a piece), as from a dangerous position
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  1. (Chess) To withdraw (a piece), as from a dangerous position
  2. To change or undergo change in one's thinking or in a position:
  3. To move back from a position of advancement or become smaller:
To fall or drop drastically, as in value or force
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  1. To fall or drop drastically, as in value or force
  2. To fall down or fall to pieces, as when supports or sides fail to hold; cave in; shrink together suddenly
  3. To fall down or inward suddenly; cave in.
To come down because detached, pushed, dropped, etc.; move down and land forcibly
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  1. To come down because detached, pushed, dropped, etc.; move down and land forcibly
  2. To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation:
  3. To come forth as if by falling; issue:
To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
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  1. To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
  2. To reduce in size; draw together; narrow; shrink; shorten
  3. To become reduced in size by or as if by being drawn together, as the pupil of the eye.
To become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:
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  1. To become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:
  2. To become or seem to become smaller, more compact, etc.; contract, as from heat, cold, moisture, etc.
  3. To become or appear to become smaller:
To become or seem to become more distant and fainter or less distinct:
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  1. To become or seem to become more distant and fainter or less distinct:
  2. To go or move back from a former position
  3. To yield or grant to one formerly in possession; cede (something) back.
To part the lids or lips of:
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  1. To part the lids or lips of:
  2. To undo, recall, or set aside (a judgment, settlement, etc.), so as to leave the matter open to further action
  3. To remove obstructions from; clear:
To become less tense or stern, as one's features
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  1. To become less tense or stern, as one's features
  2. To rest from effort, worry, or work, as by lying down, engaging in recreation, etc.
  3. To release from intense concentration, hard work, worry, etc.; give rest to
To wear one's pants with the waist below the hips, so that one's underwear is visible.
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  1. To wear one's pants with the waist below the hips, so that one's underwear is visible.
  2. To decline in price, value, sales, etc.
  3. To decline, as in value or price:
To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
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  1. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
  2. To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
  3. To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
To exhibit or show off the strength of:
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  1. To exhibit or show off the strength of:
  2. To move a joint so that the parts it connects approach each other.
  3. To contract (a muscle, for example).
To break into small fragments or pieces:
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  1. To break into small fragments or pieces:
  2. To give way; collapse:
  3. To fall to pieces; disintegrate
To collapse:
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  1. To collapse:
  2. (Intransitive) To become wrinkled.
  3. To fall or break down; collapse
To give up willingly a right, position, privilege, etc.
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  1. To give up willingly a right, position, privilege, etc.
  2. To give up one's place, as to one that is superior:
  3. To give way to pressure or force:
To place at some task or duty; appoint
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  1. To place at some task or duty; appoint
  2. To transfer one’s duty, interest, or right to another, especially regarding property or under a contract, so that the transferee has the same duty, interest, or right as the transferor had. See also assignment and delegate.
  3. To match or pair with:
To exempt; excuse
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  1. To exempt; excuse
  2. To administer (laws, for example).
  3. To give or deal out; distribute
To take action with respect to someone or something:
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  1. To take action with respect to someone or something:
  2. To behave in a specified way toward another or others; have transactions:
  3. To sell:
To affect keenly or forcibly; impress:
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  1. To affect keenly or forcibly; impress:
  2. To dismantle and pack up for departure:
  3. To engage in a strike against an employer.
To express in words; declare or utter:
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  1. To express in words; declare or utter:
  2. To give or hand over; transfer
  3. To strike (a blow)
To distribute something in portions; to apportion or dole out
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To spread (a disease, for example) to others; transmit:
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  1. To spread (a disease, for example) to others; transmit:
  2. To give or exchange information, signals, or messages in any way, as by talk, gestures, or writing
  3. To be connected, one with another:
To send out a signal.
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  1. To send out a signal.
  2. To impart or convey to others by heredity or inheritance; hand down.
  3. To send or cause to go from one person or place to another, esp. across intervening space or distance; transfer; dispatch; convey
To make over or convey (property, title to property, etc.) to another
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  1. To make over or convey (property, title to property, etc.) to another
  2. Any and every method of removing something from one person or place to another; specifically, the handing over of possession or control of assets or title. Transfer may be affected by assignment, by delivery, by indorsement, and by operation of law. Any and every method of removing something from one person or place to another; specifically, the handing over of possession or control of assets or title. Transfer may be affected by assignment, by delivery, by indorsement, and by operation of law. the act of handing over possession or control.
  3. To transfer oneself or be transferred; move
To give birth to a child
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  1. To give birth to a child
  2. (Informal) To cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause
  3. To give forth or produce:
To hold, carry, or point (a weapon) in a particular manner as a salutation or sign of honor, usually along the center axis of the body.
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  1. To hold, carry, or point (a weapon) in a particular manner as a salutation or sign of honor, usually along the center axis of the body.
  2. To attach to (a pathologic antigen, such as a virus or bacterium) in order to allow the antigen to be recognized and destroyed by T cells. Used of certain immune cells, such as macrophages.
  3. To appear or be felt first during birth. Used of the part of the fetus that proceeds first through the birth canal.
To speak aloud the words that one is reading:
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  1. To speak aloud the words that one is reading:
  2. To utter or render aloud (written or printed material):
  3. To receive or comprehend (a radio message, for example):
To hold, carry, or point (a weapon) in a particular manner as a salutation or sign of honor, usually along the center axis of the body.
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  1. To hold, carry, or point (a weapon) in a particular manner as a salutation or sign of honor, usually along the center axis of the body.
  2. To appear or be felt first during birth. Used of the part of the fetus that proceeds first through the birth canal.
  3. To attach to (a pathologic antigen, such as a virus or bacterium) in order to allow the antigen to be recognized and destroyed by T cells. Used of certain immune cells, such as macrophages.
To create by physical or mental effort:
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  1. To create by physical or mental effort:
  2. To bring forth; exhibit:
  3. To cause to occur or exist; give rise to:
To administer or dispense (a sacrament, for example).
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  1. To administer or dispense (a sacrament, for example).
  2. To administer
  3. To serve as a minister in a church
To grant a dispensation or exemption.
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  1. To grant a dispensation or exemption.
  2. To exempt or release, as from a duty or religious obligation.
  3. To administer
To represent or depict in a certain manner:
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  1. To represent or depict in a certain manner:
  2. To attach to (a pathologic antigen, such as a virus or bacterium) in order to allow the antigen to be recognized and destroyed by T cells. Used of certain immune cells, such as macrophages.
  3. To appear or be felt first during birth. Used of the part of the fetus that proceeds first through the birth canal.
(Obs.) To give in marriage
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  1. (Obs.) To give in marriage
  2. To give or present as a gift
  3. To apply; use:
To submit material for publication.
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  1. To submit material for publication.
  2. To help bring about a result; act as a factor:
  3. To give or provide jointly with others; give to a common fund
(Chemistry) To provide an electron or atom, for example, for combination with an acceptor.
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  1. (Chemistry) To provide an electron or atom, for example, for combination with an acceptor.
  2. To present as a gift to a fund or cause; contribute.
  3. To give, esp. to some philanthropic or religious cause; contribute
To give forth or produce:
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  1. To give forth or produce:
  2. To surrender (someone or something) to another; hand over:
  3. To give or hand over; transfer
To provide something necessary or desired to; equip:
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  1. To provide something necessary or desired to; equip:
  2. To supply; provide; give
  3. To supply, provide, or equip with whatever is necessary or useful; esp., to put furniture into (a room, apartment, etc.)
To give; provide with
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  1. To give; provide with
  2. To help, conduct, steady, etc. by means of the hand
  3. To give or pass with or as if with the hands; transmit:
(Idiomatic) To relinquish control or possession of something to someone.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To relinquish control or possession of something to someone.
To furnish the means of support
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  1. To furnish the means of support
  2. To have as an available or desirable feature; afford:
  3. To make available (something needed or desired); furnish:
To make available for use; provide:
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  1. To make available for use; provide:
  2. To have as a necessary or desirable feature:
  3. To give, furnish, or provide (what is needed or wanted)
To make over or convey (property, title to property, etc.) to another
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  1. To make over or convey (property, title to property, etc.) to another
  2. To transfer oneself or be transferred; move
  3. To convey, carry, remove, or send from one person, place, or position to another
(Intransitive) To spin the crankshaft of an internal combustion engine using the starter or hand crank in an attempt to make it run.
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  1. (Intransitive) To spin the crankshaft of an internal combustion engine using the starter or hand crank in an attempt to make it run.
  2. (Idiomatic) To relinquish; give back.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see turn,"Ž over.
(Finance) To pay out, expend; usually from a public fund or treasury.
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  1. (Finance) To pay out, expend; usually from a public fund or treasury.
  2. To pay out; expend
To lay out; spend:
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  1. To lay out; spend:
  2. (Rare) To spend or disburse money.
  3. To spend
To spend or disburse (money).
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  1. To spend or disburse (money).
To discharge or settle (a debt or obligation):
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  1. To discharge or settle (a debt or obligation):
  2. To be profitable or worthwhile:
  3. To give money to in return for goods or services rendered:
To pay out or expend money.
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  1. To pay out or expend money.
  2. To use up or put out; expend:
  3. To wear out; exhaust:
To furnish help or be of service
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  1. To furnish help or be of service
  2. To give or apply (medicine, etc.)
  3. To apply as a remedy:
To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
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  1. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
  2. To put to or adapt for a special use:
  3. To devote, use, or assign for a particular purpose.
To give or deal out, especially in parts or portions:
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  1. To give or deal out, especially in parts or portions:
  2. To administer (laws, for example).
  3. To prepare and give out (medicines, prescriptions, etc.)
To give out or dispense, as punishment or justice
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  1. To give out or dispense, as punishment or justice
  2. To furnish help or be of service
  3. To give or apply in a formal way:
To take action with respect to someone or something:
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  1. To take action with respect to someone or something:
  2. To behave in a specified way toward another or others; have transactions:
  3. To sell:
To carry to and leave at the proper place or places; distribute
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  1. To carry to and leave at the proper place or places; distribute
  2. (Informal) To cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause
  3. To set free or save from evil, danger, or restraint; liberate
To be in agreement or harmony (with)
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  1. To be in agreement or harmony (with)
  2. To give or grant, especially as being due or appropriate:
  3. To grant or concede; bestow
To give by the decision of a law court or arbitrator
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  1. To give by the decision of a law court or arbitrator
  2. The final decision of an arbitrator. The final decision of an arbitrator. The final decision of a court, jury, or administrative tribunal granting damages or other relief to a party. To formally grant such relief. See also confirmation, judgment, and order.
  3. To grant as merited or due:
To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit:
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  1. To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit:
  2. To end (an unfinished match or contest) by declaring that one has been defeated
  3. To acknowledge defeat in:
To transfer rights in real or personal property; in litigation, accession by the court to a party’s request made by motion or pleading.
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  1. To transfer rights in real or personal property; in litigation, accession by the court to a party’s request made by motion or pleading.
  2. To allow or consent to the fulfillment of (something requested):
  3. To give or confer officially or formally:
To graciously give, to condescendingly grant a right, benefit, outcome, etc.; to deign to acknowledge.
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  1. To graciously give, to condescendingly grant a right, benefit, outcome, etc.; to deign to acknowledge.
  2. To receive or accept in condescension.
  3. To be gracious enough or condescend to give or grant
To make known the views of (oneself) on an issue:
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  1. To make known the views of (oneself) on an issue:
  2. To hand over or set apart to be disposed of or put to some purpose
  3. To give in charge or trust; deliver for safekeeping; entrust; consign
To disclose private matters in confidence:
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  1. To disclose private matters in confidence:
  2. To entrust (as a duty, object, or person) to someone
  3. To tell or talk about as a secret
To set apart, as for a special use or purpose; assign:
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  1. To set apart, as for a special use or purpose; assign:
  2. (Obs.) To agree or submit
  3. To hand over; give up or deliver
To charge or invest with a trust or duty
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  1. To charge or invest with a trust or duty
  2. To give over (something) to another for care, protection, or performance:
  3. To give as a trust to (someone):
(Idiomatic) To relinquish control or possession of something to someone.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To relinquish control or possession of something to someone.
To assign to a class, sphere, realm, etc.; classify as belonging to a certain order of things
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  1. To assign to a class, sphere, realm, etc.; classify as belonging to a certain order of things
  2. (In extended use) Consign or assign.
  3. (Now rare) Submit or refer (someone) to someone or something else for some reason or purpose.
To believe or suppose
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  1. To believe or suppose
  2. To have confidence in allowing (someone) to use, know, or look after something:
  3. To give credence to; believe:
(Idiomatic) To relinquish; give back.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To relinquish; give back.
  2. (Sports) To give up control (of the ball and thus the ability to score).
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see turn,"Ž over.
To direct the efforts or attention of (oneself):
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  1. To direct the efforts or attention of (oneself):
  2. To direct (spoken or written words) to someone
  3. To use a proper form in speaking to
To put to or adapt for a special use:
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  1. To put to or adapt for a special use:
  2. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
  3. To put to some practical or specific use
To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
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  1. To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
  2. To turn or direct (one's eyes, attention, energy, etc. to)
  3. To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
(Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
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  1. (Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
To collect or focus (one's thoughts, efforts, etc.)
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  1. To collect or focus (one's thoughts, efforts, etc.)
  2. (Intransitive) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force.
  3. To direct or draw toward a common center; focus.
To set apart for a special use
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  1. To set apart for a special use
  2. To open (a building, for example) to public use.
  3. To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action
(Obs.) To curse or doom
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  1. (Obs.) To curse or doom
  2. To give or apply (one's time, attention, or self, for example) entirely to a particular activity, pursuit, cause, or person.
  3. To set apart for a specific purpose or use:
In a direct manner; directly
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  1. In a direct manner; directly
  2. To address (words, remarks, etc.) to a specific person or persons, or in a specific direction
  3. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
To direct one's thoughts or efforts; concentrate
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  1. To direct one's thoughts or efforts; concentrate
  2. To adjust the focal length of (the eye, a lens, etc.) in order to produce a clear image
  3. To render (an object or image) in clear outline or sharp detail by adjustment of one's vision or an optical device; bring into focus.
To cause to change intentions, actions, etc. [to turn someone from his purpose]
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  1. To cause to change intentions, actions, etc. [to turn someone from his purpose]
  2. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
  3. To perform or accomplish by rotating or revolving:
  1. To apportion.
  2. To divide and distribute proportionally; apportion.
  3. To measure out shares of; apportion
To set apart for a specific purpose
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  1. To set apart for a specific purpose
  2. To fix the location of; locate
  3. To set apart for a special purpose; designate:
To give or assign as one's share
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  1. To give or assign as one's share
  2. To assign or designate as a task or for a purpose
  3. To distribute by lot or in arbitrary shares; apportion
To provide or allot (a certain amount, period of time, etc.) for a purpose
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  1. To provide or allot (a certain amount, period of time, etc.) for a purpose
  2. To permit to have:
  3. To let do or happen; permit:
To divide and distribute in shares according to a plan
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  1. To divide and distribute in shares according to a plan
To give out as a task; allot:
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  1. To give out as a task; allot:
  2. To transfer one’s duty, interest, or right to another, especially regarding property or under a contract, so that the transferee has the same duty, interest, or right as the transferor had. See also assignment and delegate.
  3. To allot or give something as a task.
To divide (land) into lots.
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  1. To divide (land) into lots.
  2. In the Bible, Abraham's nephew, whose wife was turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back as they fled Sodom.
  3. To apportion by lots; allot.
(Archaic) To measure
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  1. (Archaic) To measure
  2. To allot; distribute; apportion
  3. To distribute or allot. Often used with out :
To carry out an action:
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  1. To carry out an action:
  2. To play the part of; assume the dramatic role of:
  3. To serve or function as a substitute for another:
Used to form inverted constructions after some adverbs
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  1. Used to form inverted constructions after some adverbs
  2. To take place; happen:
  3. (Slang) To perform a sexual act upon; specif., to have sexual intercourse with
To present or draw attention to in a dramatic way:
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  1. To present or draw attention to in a dramatic way:
  2. To present something in a dramatic or melodramatic manner.
  3. To regard or present (actions, oneself, etc.) as though in a play; give dramatic quality to
To make into law:
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  1. To make into law:
  2. To act (something) out, as on a stage:
  3. To represent or perform in or as in a play; act out
To give a public presentation of; present:
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  1. To give a public presentation of; present:
  2. To act on so as to accomplish or bring to completion; execute; carry out (a task, process, etc.)
  3. To present a dramatic or musical work or other entertainment before an audience.
To hold, carry, or point (a weapon) in a particular manner as a salutation or sign of honor, usually along the center axis of the body.
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  1. To hold, carry, or point (a weapon) in a particular manner as a salutation or sign of honor, usually along the center axis of the body.
  2. To attach to (a pathologic antigen, such as a virus or bacterium) in order to allow the antigen to be recognized and destroyed by T cells. Used of certain immune cells, such as macrophages.
  3. To appear or be felt first during birth. Used of the part of the fetus that proceeds first through the birth canal.
To create or manage (an elaborate ruse or pretense)
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  1. To create or manage (an elaborate ruse or pretense)
  2. To arrange and carry out:
  3. To present, represent, or exhibit on or as on a stage
To hold in the hand or in control; own; possess
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  1. To hold in the hand or in control; own; possess
  2. Used with a past participle to form the present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect tenses indicating completed action:
  3. (Informal) To hold at a disadvantage or to overcome
To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
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  1. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  2. To cause to take place; carry on:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
To stop at a designated place in the course of a journey:
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  1. To stop at a designated place in the course of a journey:
  2. To exhibit or present to an audience:
  3. To arrange and carry out:
To take further; advance:
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  1. To take further; advance:
  2. To act as a bearer:
  3. To sing (a melody, for example) on key:
To give or exchange information, signals, or messages in any way, as by talk, gestures, or writing
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  1. To give or exchange information, signals, or messages in any way, as by talk, gestures, or writing
  2. To pass along; impart; transmit (as heat, motion, or a disease)
  3. To spread (a disease, for example) to others; transmit:
To transfer or deliver property or the title thereto or a property right by a deed or another written instrument other than a will. To transfer or deliver property or the title thereto or a property right by a deed or another written instrument other than a will.
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  1. To transfer or deliver property or the title thereto or a property right by a deed or another written instrument other than a will. To transfer or deliver property or the title thereto or a property right by a deed or another written instrument other than a will.
  2. To serve as a channel or medium for; transmit
  3. To take from one place to another; transport; carry
To cause or allow to go through a trial, test, or examination successfully:
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  1. To cause or allow to go through a trial, test, or examination successfully:
  2. To cause or allow to stand approved; ratify; sanction; enact; approve
  3. To pronounce; utter:
To move over an area, be distributed, or be widely dispersed:
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  1. To move over an area, be distributed, or be widely dispersed:
  2. To be extended or enlarged:
  3. To cause to become widely seen or known; scatter or disseminate:
To send or cause to go from one person or place to another, esp. across intervening space or distance; transfer; dispatch; convey
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  1. To send or cause to go from one person or place to another, esp. across intervening space or distance; transfer; dispatch; convey
  2. To cause something such as an infection to spread; pass on.
  3. To cause to spread; pass on:
To produce; yield:
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  1. To produce; yield:
  2. To offer; render:
  3. To bring forth; produce or yield
To bring forth; exhibit:
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  1. To bring forth; exhibit:
  2. To cause to occur or exist; give rise to:
  3. To create by physical or mental effort:
To produce a return for effort or investment:
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  1. To produce a return for effort or investment:
  2. To produce
  3. To produce or bear
To give out as sound; utter:
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  1. To give out as sound; utter:
  2. To give or send out (matter or energy):
  3. To issue with authority, especially to put (currency) into circulation.
To emit or release something.
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  1. To emit or release something.
  2. To give off an emanation.
To print or publish; put forth and circulate; give out publicly or officially
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  1. To print or publish; put forth and circulate; give out publicly or officially
  2. To be derived or result (from a cause)
  3. To proceed from a source; emerge or come forth:
To cause to explode.
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  1. To cause to explode.
  2. (Idiomatic) To forgive and not punish.
  1. To disclose.
  2. To release.
  3. (Of clothing) To enlarge by adjusting one or more seams.
To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement:
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  1. To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement:
  2. To set free from physical restraint or binding; let go:
  3. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
(Literary, archaic) To emit; to produce; to let out
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  1. (Literary, archaic) To emit; to produce; to let out
To be released or discharged through an opening.
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  1. To be released or discharged through an opening.
  2. To give release or expression to one's thoughts or feelings
  3. To release or discharge (steam, for example) through an opening.