Give and Take

Give

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Give verb – To put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another.
Usage example: gave my camera to my father to hold while I went swimming

Take is an antonym for give in topics: present, yield, contribute, communicate, get.
Nearby Words: giving, given, giver
Antonyms for Give

Take

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Take verb – To reach for and take hold of by embracing with the fingers or arms.
Usage example: take my hand, or we'll get separated in this crowd

Give is an antonym for take in topics: require, consume, contract, carry, accept.
Nearby Words: taking, taken, taker
Antonyms for Take
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How words are described

human human give human take
good good give good take
long long give long take
similar similar give similar take
Other adjectives: complex, obvious, big, huge, little, bad, dark, excellent, famous.

Common collocations

power give power take power
life give life take life
job give job take job
credit give credit take credit
Other nouns: name, look, break, control, chance, hand, advantage, opportunity, time, way, money, shot, warning, option, names, orders.

Both words in one sentence

  • Although likewise, events that may have occured over a much longer period also take place during the same three nights, give or take.
  • Orochi The Yamata no Orochi is an eight-headed, eight-tailed serpentine monster in Japanese Mythology, similar in appearance to the Lernaean Hydra, give or take a head or two.
    Source: Orochi
  • They told me marriage was a give and take Well you've shown me you can take, you've got some giving to do'
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Take and Give. (2016). Retrieved 2020, November 28, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/give/take
Give & Take. N.p., 2016. Web. 28 Nov. 2020. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/give/take>.
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