gift vs give : Common Errors in English

About gift vs give

Conservatives are annoyed by the use of “gift” as a verb. If the ad says “gift her with jewelry this Valentine’s Day,” she might prefer that you give it to her.

gift Meaning(s)

  • (n) something acquired without compensation
  • (n) natural abilities or qualities
  • (n) the act of giving
  • (v) give qualities or abilities to
  • (v) give as a present; make a gift of

give Meaning(s)

  • (n) the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
  • (v) cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
  • (v) be the cause or source of
  • (v) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
  • (v) convey or reveal information
  • (v) convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
  • (v) organize or be responsible for
  • (v) convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
  • (v) give as a present; make a gift of
  • (v) cause to happen or be responsible for
  • (v) dedicate
  • (v) give or supply
  • (v) transmit (knowledge or skills)
  • (v) bring about
  • (v) leave with; give temporarily
  • (v) emit or utter
  • (v) endure the loss of
  • (v) place into the hands or custody of
  • (v) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
  • (v) give (as medicine)
  • (v) give or convey physically
  • (v) bestow
  • (v) bestow, especially officially
  • (v) move in order to make room for someone for something
  • (v) give food to
  • (v) contribute to some cause
  • (v) break down, literally or metaphorically
  • (v) estimate the duration or outcome of something
  • (v) execute and deliver
  • (v) deliver in exchange or recompense
  • (v) afford access to
  • (v) present to view
  • (v) perform for an audience
  • (v) be flexible under stress of physical force
  • (v) propose
  • (v) accord by verdict
  • (v) manifest or show
  • (v) offer in good faith
  • (v) submit for consideration, judgment, or use
  • (v) guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
  • (v) allow to have or take
  • (v) inflict as a punishment
  • (v) occur
  • (v) consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
  • (v) proffer (a body part)

gift in News

  1. Frozen Food Gift Group Inc. Announces Partnership To Launch Groundbreaking Ice Machine Sanitation Technology

    ORLANDO, Fla., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Frozen Food Gift Group Inc. (OTC BB: FROZ) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Miami Ice Machine Company (MIMCO), has entered into a long term ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Frozen Food Gift Group Inc. Announces Partnership With BioZone Scientific International To Launch Ground Breaking New ...

    Frozen Food Gift Group Inc. (OTC BB: FROZ) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Miami Ice Machine Company (“MIMCO,” MiamiIceMachine.com ) has entered into a long term agreement with BioZone Scientific International Inc. (BioZoneScientific.com) to incorporate the latest-generation ice machine sanitation technologies into the complete line of MIMCO ice machines
    on June 13, 2013 Source: FoodOnline

  3. Gift Card Week Launches Web Site, Cutting Edge Digital Teaser to Honor Veterans and Active Duty Military

    Gift Card Impressions organizes leading national retail and restaurant sponsors to honor America’s heroes. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10812564.htm
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

give in News

  1. EU offers to give France bigger say in U.S. trade talks

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is ready to give EU governments a much greater say in negotiations on film, TV, radio and Internet markets in a free-trade deal with the United ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Give Dad the experience of flight for Father’s Day, with a “30 Minute Introductory Flying Lesson” from TrackDays.co.uk

    Give Dad the experience of flight for Father’s Day, with a “30 Minute Introductory Flying Lesson” from TrackDays.co.uk. Take the controls of the aircraft and learn the skills of flight. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/flyling-lesson/track-days/prweb10779540.htm
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  3. Bank of England to give policy guidance once Carney takes over: Reuters poll

    By Jonathan Cable LONDON (Reuters) - Mark Carney will give markets guidance on monetary policy soon after he takes over as Bank of England governor next month, according to a Reuters poll that also predicted an end to asset purchases. Carney, a Canadian, takes the wheel from Mervyn King at the start of July and according to the majority of respondents in the poll of over 40 economists who ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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