Übersetzung von “give” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


verbgive /gɪv/ ( pt gave pp given )
transitive =hand to put sth in sb's hand or near sb

I gave her the money.
Je lui ai donné l'argent.

Give the ball to your brother.
Donne le ballon à ton frère.
transitive to provide sb with sth they can keep or use
donner , offrir

to give presents
offrir des cadeaux

The doctor gave the child some medicine.
Le médecin a donné des médicaments à l'enfant.

She gave us something to eat.
Elle nous a donné quelque chose à manger.

to give sb help
apporter de l'aide à qqn
transitive-intransitive to provide sth to help sb

to give money/food to charity
donner de l'argent / la nourriture à des œuvres caritatives

Aid agencies want the governments to give more often.
Les organisations humanitaires veulent que les gouvernements donnent plus souvent.
transitive to cause to happen or exist
donner , procurer

The sunlight gave the landscape a golden glow.
La lumière du soleil donnait au paysage un éclat doré.

Helping the kids gave me a good feeling.
Aider les enfants me procurait un sentiment agréable.
transitive to allow to have or do
donner , accorder

The teacher gave us a week to write the paper.
Le professeur nous a accordé une semaine pour écrire cet article.

to give permission to do sth
donner/accorder la permission de faire qqch
transitive to say or communicate
donner , faire

Please give your father our love.
S'il te plaît, fais mes amitiés à ton père.

The teacher's book gives the answers.
Le livre du professeur donne les réponses.

to give a speech/talk
faire un discours
transitive used before some nouns of action to say that the action is done

to give sb a hug/kiss
étreindre/embrasser qqn

Give me a call later.
Appelle-moi plus tard.

I gave it a try.
J'ai fait un essai.

I'll give it some thought.
J'y penserai.
transitive informal to pay money to have

I'll give you $20 for the T-shirt.
Je te paierai 20 $ pour ce T-shirt.
transitive to infect with an illness
donner , transmettre

I gave him the flu.
Je lui ai transmis la grippe.
transitive (of a teacher) to say a piece of work has earned a particular grade

Ms. Greenwood gave him a B in science.
Mlle Greenwood lui a donné un "bien" en sciences.
intransitive to stretch or be flexible
se détendre

The leather will give a little as you wear it.
Le cuir va se détendre un peu tandis que vous le porterez.
give or take (sth)
indicates an amount or number could be slightly lower or higher
plus ou moins

It will take about an hour, give or take.
Cela prendra une heure, plus ou moins.

give away

verb phrasalgive away [ ˈgɪv əˈweɪ ]
to allow to have without paying

The grocery store gave away food.
L'épicerie a distribué de la nourriture.
to let people know a secret
vendre la mèche

Katie doesn't know yet, so don't give it away!
Kate n'est pas encore au courant, aussi je ne vais pas vendre la mèche !

give back

verb phrasalgive back [ ˈgɪv ˈbæk ]
to return sth you took or borrowed

That's mine! Give it back to me.
C'est le mien ! Rends-le-moi.

I gave back all the books except one.
J'ai rendu tous les livres sauf un.
to allow to be able to do or feel sth again
faire retrouver

Winning that game gave us back our sense of pride.
Gagner ce match nous a fait retrouver notre sentiment de fierté.

give in

verb phrasalgive in [ ˈgɪv ˈin ]
to admit you cannot win or continue
céder , abandonner

He argued for a minute but then gave in.
Il a argumenté pendant une minute mais ensuite, il a abandonné.

We do not give in to terrorists' demands.
Nous ne cédons pas aux exigences des terroristes.
Brit hand in

***Have you given in your homework?
As-tu rendu tes devoirs ,

give off

verb phrasalgive off [ ˈgɪv ˈɔf, ˈɒf ]
to produce gases or energy

a chemical that gives off toxic fumes
un produit chimique qui émet des fumées toxiques

to give off light/radiation
émettre de la lumière / des radiations

give out

verb phrasalgive out [ ˈgɪv ˈaʊt ]
=hand out, pass out to give each one of a group of things to a different person

The teacher gave out the tests.
Le professeur a distribué les interrogations.
to stop working

The horse's leg gave out.
La jambe du cheval a lâché.

give up

verb phrasalgive up [ ˈgɪv ˈʌp ]
to stop trying
abandonner , laisser tomber

I didn't understand any of the questions, so I gave up.
Je n'ai compris aucune des questions ; aussi ai-je laissé tomber / abandonné.
to stop doing, having, or feeling
arrêter , abandonner

I convinced him to give up drinking.
Je l'ai convaincu d'arrêter de boire.

Don't give up hope!
N'abandonne pas l'espoir.


noun uncountablegive [ gɪv ]
the ability to stretch or be flexible
souplesse feminine

The structure must have some give in it.
La structure doit posséder un peu de souplesse.
give and take
the ability to compromise
concessions feminine plural

A good relationship involves some give and take.
Une bonne relation implique quelques concessions.

(Übersetzung von “give” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


verb /ɡiv/ (past tense gave /ɡeiv/, past participle given)

to cause to have

My aunt gave me a book for Christmas
Can you give me an opinion on this?

to produce (something)

Cows give milk, but horses do not
He gave a talk on his travels.

to yield, bend, break etc

This lock looks solid, but it will give under pressure.

to organize (some event etc)

We’re giving a party next week.
given adjective


The computer will execute the command at the given time.

(with to) in the habit of (doing) something

enclin à
He’s given to making stupid remarks.

taking (something) as a fact

étant donné
Given that x equals three, x plus two equals five.
given name

(American) a personal or christian name.

give and take

willingness to allow someone something in return for being allowed something oneself.

concessions mutuelles
In every relationship there has to be a certain amount of give and take.
give away

to give etc (something) to someone (eg because one no longer wants it)

I’m going to give all my old clothes away to charity.

to cause or allow (information etc) to become known usually accidentally

He gave away our hiding-place (noun give-away: the lingering smell was a give-away).
give back

to return something

She gave me back the book that she had borrowed last week.
give in

to stop fighting and admit defeat; to yield

se rendre
The soldiers were outnumbered and gave in to the enemy.

to hand or bring (something) to someone (often a person in authority)

Do we have to give in our books at the end of the lesson?
give off

to produce

That fire is giving off a lot of smoke.
give or take

allowing for the addition or subtraction of

plus ou moins
I weigh sixty-five kilos, give or take a little (= approximately sixty-five kilos).
give out

to give, usually to several people

The headmaster’s wife gave out the school prizes.

to come to an end

My patience gave out.

to produce

The fire gave out a lot of heat.
give rise to

to cause

donner lieu (à)
The train strike gave rise to a large number of problems for commuters.
give up

to stop, abandon

cesser (de)
I must give up smoking
They gave up the search.

to stop using etc

renoncer à
You’ll have to give up cigarettes
I won’t give up all my hobbies for you.

to hand over (eg oneself or something that one has) to someone else.

(se) rendre, (se) livrer
He was eventually persuaded to give up the stolen jewels.

to devote (time etc) to doing something

He gave up all his time to gardening.

(often with asor for) to consider (a person, thing etc) to be

considérer comme
You took so long to arrive that we had almost given you up (for lost).
give way

to stop in order to allow eg traffic to pass

Give way to traffic coming from the right.

to break, collapse etc under pressure

The bridge will give way any day now.

to agree against one’s will

céder (à)
I have no intention of giving way to demands like that.

(Übersetzung von “give” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)