give


give
give, present, donate, bestow, confer, afford are comparable when meaning to convey something or make something over or available to another as his possession.
Give is the general term meaning to pass over, deliver, or transmit something which becomes the receiver's to own, to use, to enjoy, or to dispose of
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it is more blessed to give than to receive— Acts 20:35

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give my love to your mother and sisters— Keats

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Present is more formal or ceremonious
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on Saturday Colonel Bellingham is going to address the lads of the Brigade and present them with six drums— Mackenzie

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pray, present my respects to Lady Scott— Byron

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Donate usually implies publicity attending the giving or a public cause or charity as the recipient of the gift
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donate a piano to an orphanage

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Bestow implies the settling of something on one as a gift
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large gifts have I bestowed on learned clerks— Shak.

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what nature wants commodious gold bestowsPope

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To confer is to give graciously or as a favor or honor
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the Queen confers her titles and degrees— Pope

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To afford is to give or bestow especially as a natural or legitimate consequence of the character of what gives
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this fine day affords us some hope— Cowper

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do the laws of his country afford him a remedy?— John Marshall

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Analogous words: award, accord, vouchsafe, *grant, concede: assign, *allot, apportion, allocate: *distribute, dispense, deal, dole

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