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English definition of “give”

give

verb (CAUSE)    /ɡɪv/ (gave, given)
B1 [T] to produce or cause something: [+ two objects] The fresh air gave us an appetite (= made us hungry ). What you said has given me an idea . The alarm gave (out) a high-pitched sound .Creating and producingInventing, designing and innovation give sb to understand sth formal to tell someone something or cause someone to think that something is true : I was given to understand she was staying at this hotel .Defining and explaining
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