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 for Given
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Give \Give\ (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. Gave (g[=a]v); p. p. Given
     (g[i^]v"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Giving.] [OE. given, yiven,
     yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an,
     OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.
     giban. Cf. Gift, n.]
     1. To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without
        compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as
        authority or permission; to yield up or allow.
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              For generous lords had rather give than pay.
                                                    --Young.
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     2. To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in
        exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of
        what we buy.
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              What shall a man give in exchange for his soul ?
                                                    --Matt. xvi.
                                                    26.
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     3. To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and
        steel give sparks.
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     4. To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to
        pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment,
        a sentence, a shout, etc.
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     5. To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to
        license; to commission.
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              It is given me once again to behold my friend.
                                                    --Rowe.
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              Then give thy friend to shed the sacred wine.
                                                    --Pope.
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     6. To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show;
        as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships,
        gives four hundred to each ship.
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     7. To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply
        one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder;
        also in this sense used very frequently in the past
        participle; as, the people are given to luxury and
        pleasure; the youth is given to study.
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     8. (Logic & Math.) To set forth as a known quantity or a
        known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; --
        used principally in the passive form given.
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     9. To allow or admit by way of supposition.
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              I give not heaven for lost.           --Mlton.
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     10. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
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               I don't wonder at people's giving him to me as a
               lover.                               --Sheridan.
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     11. To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give
         offense; to give pleasure or pain.
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     12. To pledge; as, to give one's word.
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     13. To cause; to make; -- with the infinitive; as, to give
         one to understand, to know, etc.
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               But there the duke was given to understand
               That in a gondola were seen together
               Lorenzo and his amorous Jessica.     --Shak.
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     14. To afford a view of; as, his window gave the park.
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     To give away, to make over to another; to transfer.
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              Whatsoever we employ in charitable uses during our
              lives, is given away from ourselves.  --Atterbury.
  
     To give back, to return; to restore. --Atterbury.
  
     To give the bag, to cheat. [Obs.]
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              I fear our ears have given us the bag. --J. Webster.
  
     To give birth to.
         (a) To bear or bring forth, as a child.
         (b) To originate; to give existence to, as an enterprise,
             idea.
  
     To give chase, to pursue.
  
     To give ear to. See under Ear.
  
     To give forth, to give out; to publish; to tell. --Hayward.
  
     To give ground. See under Ground, n.
  
     To give the hand, to pledge friendship or faith.
  
     To give the hand of, to espouse; to bestow in marriage.
  
     To give the head. See under Head, n.
  
     To give in.
         (a) To abate; to deduct.
         (b) To declare; to make known; to announce; to tender;
             as, to give in one's adhesion to a party.
  
     To give the lie to (a person), to tell (him) that he lies.
        
  
     To give line. See under Line.
  
     To give off, to emit, as steam, vapor, odor, etc.
  
     To give one's self away, to make an inconsiderate surrender
        of one's cause, an unintentional disclosure of one's
        purposes, or the like. [Colloq.]
  
     To give out.
         (a) To utter publicly; to report; to announce or declare.
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                   One that gives out himself Prince Florizel.
                                                    --Shak.
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                   Give out you are of Epidamnum.   --Shak.
         (b) To send out; to emit; to distribute; as, a substance
             gives out steam or odors.
  
     To give over.
         (a) To yield completely; to quit; to abandon.
         (b) To despair of.
         (c) To addict, resign, or apply (one's self).
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                   The Babylonians had given themselves over to
                   all manner of vice.              --Grew.
  
     To give place, to withdraw; to yield one's claim.
  
     To give points.
         (a) In games of skill, to equalize chances by conceding a
             certain advantage; to allow a handicap.
         (b) To give useful suggestions. [Colloq.]
  
     To give rein. See under Rein, n.
  
     To give the sack. Same as To give the bag.
  
     To give and take.
         (a) To average gains and losses.
         (b) To exchange freely, as blows, sarcasms, etc.
  
     To give time
         (Law), to accord extension or forbearance to a debtor.
               --Abbott.
  
     To give the time of day, to salute one with the compliment
        appropriate to the hour, as "good morning." "good
        evening", etc.
  
     To give tongue, in hunter's phrase, to bark; -- said of
        dogs.
  
     To give up.
         (a) To abandon; to surrender. "Don't give up the ship."
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                   He has . . . given up
                   For certain drops of salt, your city Rome.
                                                    --Shak.
         (b) To make public; to reveal.
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                   I'll not state them
                   By giving up their characters.   --Beau. & Fl.
         (c) (Used also reflexively.)
  
     To give up the ghost. See under Ghost.
  
     To give one's self up, to abandon hope; to despair; to
        surrender one's self.
  
     To give way.
         (a) To withdraw; to give place.
         (b) To yield to force or pressure; as, the scaffolding
             gave way.
         (c) (Naut.) To begin to row; or to row with increased
             energy.
         (d) (Stock Exchange). To depreciate or decline in value;
             as, railroad securities gave way two per cent.
  
     To give way together, to row in time; to keep stroke.
  
     Syn: To Give, Confer, Grant.
  
     Usage: To give is the generic word, embracing all the rest.
            To confer was originally used of persons in power, who
            gave permanent grants or privileges; as, to confer the
            order of knighthood; and hence it still denotes the
            giving of something which might have been withheld;
            as, to confer a favor. To grant is to give in answer
            to a petition or request, or to one who is in some way
            dependent or inferior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Given \Giv"en\,
     p. p. & a. from Give, v.
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     1. (Math. & Logic) Granted; assumed; supposed to be known;
        set forth as a known quantity, relation, or premise.
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     2. Disposed; inclined; -- used with an adv.; as, virtuously
        given. --Shak.
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     3. Stated; fixed; as, in a given time.
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     Given name, the Christian name, or name given by one's
        parents or guardians, as distinguished from the surname,
        which is inherited. [Colloq.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  given
      adj 1: acknowledged as a supposition; "given the engine's
             condition, it is a wonder that it started" [syn: given,
             granted]
      2: (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he is
         apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not
         minded to answer any questions" [syn: apt(p),
         disposed(p), given(p), minded(p), tending(p)]
      n 1: an assumption that is taken for granted [syn: given,
           presumption, precondition]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  132 Moby Thesaurus words for "given":
     God-given, accepted, accorded, accounted as, accustomed,
     acknowledged, actuality, addicted, affirmed, alleged, allowed, apt,
     apt to, assumed, assumption, assumptive, bent, bestowed,
     boundary condition, calculated to, catch, certainty, charitable,
     clause, complimentary, conceded, condition, conditional, confirmed,
     conjectured, costless, dedicated, deemed, disposed, disposed to,
     dispositioned, donnee, eleemosynary, escalator clause,
     escape clause, escape hatch, expenseless, fact, fine print, fixed,
     for free, for love, for nothing, foreordained, free, free as air,
     free for nothing, free gratis, free of charge, free of cost,
     freebie, giftlike, given to, gospel, granted, gratis, gratuitous,
     grounds, in the mood, inclined, inclined to, inferred, joker,
     kicker, liable, liable to, likely, likely to, limiting condition,
     minded, minded to, noted, obligation, on the house, parameter,
     postulated, postulational, prearranged, predisposed,
     predisposed to, premised, preordained, prerequisite, presumed,
     presumptive, presupposed, prone, prone to, providential, provision,
     provisional, provisions, proviso, provisory, putative, ready to,
     reality, reputed, requisite, saving clause, set, settled,
     sine qua non, small print, specification, specificative, specified,
     stated, stipulated, stipulation, stipulatory, string, supposed,
     suppositional, supposititious, suppositive, taken for granted,
     terms, the truth, ultimatum, unbought, understood, unpaid-for,
     untaxed, vouchsafed, whereas, without charge
  
  

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