given given  /ˈɡɪ vən/


  1. (n) the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
  2. (v) cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
  3. (v) be the cause or source of
  4. (v) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
  5. (v) convey or reveal information
  6. (v) convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
  7. (v) organize or be responsible for
  8. (v) convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
  9. (v) give as a present; make a gift of
  10. (v) cause to happen or be responsible for
  11. (v) dedicate
  12. (v) give or supply
  13. (v) transmit (knowledge or skills)
  14. (v) bring about
  15. (v) leave with; give temporarily
  16. (v) emit or utter
  17. (v) endure the loss of
  18. (v) place into the hands or custody of
  19. (v) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
  20. (v) give (as medicine)
  21. (v) give or convey physically
  22. (v) bestow
  23. (v) bestow, especially officially
  24. (v) move in order to make room for someone for something
  25. (v) give food to
  26. (v) contribute to some cause
  27. (v) break down, literally or metaphorically
  28. (v) estimate the duration or outcome of something
  29. (v) execute and deliver
  30. (v) deliver in exchange or recompense
  31. (v) afford access to
  32. (v) present to view
  33. (v) perform for an audience
  34. (v) be flexible under stress of physical force
  35. (v) propose
  36. (v) accord by verdict
  37. (v) manifest or show
  38. (v) offer in good faith
  39. (v) submit for consideration, judgment, or use
  40. (v) guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
  41. (v) allow to have or take
  42. (v) inflict as a punishment
  43. (v) occur
  44. (v) consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
  45. (v) proffer (a body part)
  46. (n) an assumption that is taken for granted
  47. (adj) acknowledged as a supposition
  48. (adj) (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward


  1. Arciniegas has given him one of his few book-length biographies five centuries after his birth.
  2. In 1987, he applied for and was given permission to use the machine, and remotely from his Ann Arbor, Michigan, location he set the parameters and ran his program.
  3. Ernest, Preston, Tyrell, Kareem, Malcolm, Alec were each given a 1.


  1. Hints To An HIV Cure? Two Patients Seem Free Of Virus After Bone Marrow Transplants

    Two patients in whom HIV seemed to vanish after they were given bone marrow transplants to treat cancer remained free of the virus even after stopping treatment with HIV medicines. The result yields growing hope that the virus could someday be cured, not just kept in check with a cocktail of medicines as it is now. The results of the study are being presented at a meeting of the International ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. I'm on target after confidence-boosting trials: Bolt

    PARIS (Reuters) - Olympic champion Usain Bolt believes he is getting back to his best after the Jamaican trials gave him a confidence-boost in the build-up to next month's world championships in Moscow. The world record holder won the 100 metres at last month's trials to secure his place at the worlds, having been given a wildcard entry into the 200 by Jamaica as defending champion. "The trials ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. The Complete List of Countries Where Edward Snowden Wants Asylum

    Given the similarity of their situations—a point he often repeats—WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been helping former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden with his asylum applications. Last night, WikiLeaks disclosed a long list of countries to which Snowden wants to flee. Some of these countries have already begun to respond, mostly arguing that in order for them to consider his asylum ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News


  1. "You simply don't deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal," Gilbert said. "You have given so much and deserve so much more. I personally guarantee that the Cleveland Cavaliers will win an NBA championship before the self-titled former 'King'...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Dan Gilbert Source: Toronto Sun

  2. Later, at her victory celebration, Hillary Clinton told her cheering backers: "Over the last week I listened to you; in the process, I found my own voice. ...... Now, together, let's give America the kind of comeback that New Hampshire has given...
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: USA Today

  3. After his Oval Office talks, Obama told reporters that he had "reiterated" to Netanyahu that there was "no change in US policy" on nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. "We strongly believe that, given its size, its history, the region...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /