According to Genesis, God gave humanity plants, seeds, and fruit of the trees in the Garden of Eden to eat.
Anderson declined to run a correction, even after Rummy gave him a tour of the office.
Yes, I understand that he fought hard to be head of this nation and we gave him his desire.
With relish, she gave the example of La Bonne Soupe, a restaurant in Manhattan near where we were sitting.
The Americans needed another way to supply the troops in Afghanistan, and Russia gave it to them.
Judge Andrews gave immediate promise of celebrity as an advocate.
Jane gave a short laugh and held up her knotted, rough hands.
They tore up shrubs and plants that gave them food and medicine.
Jane gave Pen a kitchen apron and tied one on herself while she nodded.
We gave her a good run, although it was not altogether in the sun.
Old English giefan (W. Saxon) "to give, bestow; allot, grant; commit, devote, entrust," class V strong verb (past tense geaf, past participle giefen), from Proto-Germanic *gebanan (cf. Old Frisian jeva, Middle Dutch gheven, Dutch geven, Old High German geban, German geben, Gothic giban), from PIE *ghabh- "to take, hold, have, give" (see habit). It became yiven in Middle English, but changed to guttural "g" by influence of Old Norse gefa "to give," Old Danish givæ. Meaning "to yield to pressure" is from 1570s.
Give in "yield" is from 1610s; give out is mid-14c., "publish, announce;" meaning "run out, break down" is from 1520s. Give up "surrender" is mid-12c. To give (someone) a cold seems to reflect the old belief that one could be cured of disease by deliberately infecting others. What gives? "what is happening?" is attested from 1940. Give-and-take (n.) is originally from horse racing (1769) and refers to races in which bigger horses were given more weight to carry, lighter ones less. General sense attested by 1778.
A command to speak, to explain, etc: She said, ''Give!,'' so I told all (1956+)