Hyphenation for “give”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “give”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "give" because otherwise it would be too long and would no longer fit on one line. This separation not only saves space it improves the visually flow of the text. This word separation exists in most languages. In English, the word separation of “give” is based on the speech syllables. The separating syllable in linguistics is therefore the smallest group of sounds in the natural flow of speech. As a separator, the classic hyphen is usually used: „give“ ⟶ „give“.

Hyphens are occasionally used to denote syllabification, as in syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion. Various British and North American dictionaries use an interpunct, sometimes called a "middle dot" or "hyphenation point", for this purpose, as in syl·la·bi·fi·ca·tion. This allows the hyphen to be reserved only for places where a hard hyphen is intended (for example, self-con·scious, un·self-con·scious, long-stand·ing). Similarly, hyphens may be used to indicate how a word is being or should be spelled. For example, W-O-R-D spells "word".

Definitions of "give"

give >> ɡɪv

Definition: [verb] freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone).
Example: she gave him presents and clothes

Synonyms of "give"

present with | provide with | supply with | furnish with | gift with | hand | let someone have | offer | proffer | award | grant | bestow | accord | confer | donate | contribute | put up | hand over | turn over | make over | leave | will | bequeath | pledge | vouchsafe | lend | slip | fork out | shell out | lay out | cough up | stump up | ante up | pony up |

Definition: [verb] cause or allow (someone or something) to have or experience (something); provide with.
Example: you gave me such a fright

Synonyms of "give"

allow | permit | let have | grant | accord | offer | show | display | set out | set forth | indicate | detail | give details of | list | cause | be a source of | make | create | occasion | administer | deliver | deal | inflict | impose |

Definition: [verb] carry out or perform (a specified action).
Example: I gave a bow

Synonyms of "give"

perform | execute | carry out | make | do |

Definition: [verb] yield as a product or result.
Example: milk is sometimes added to give a richer cheese

Synonyms of "give"

produce | yield | afford | result in | impart | lend |

Definition: [verb] concede (something) as valid or deserved in respect of (someone).
Example: give him his due

Synonyms of "give"

Definition: [verb] state or put forward (information or argument).
Example: he did not give his name

Synonyms of "give"

Definition: [verb] alter in shape under pressure rather than resist or break.
Example: that chair doesn't give

Synonyms of "give"

Definition: [noun] capacity to bend or alter in shape under pressure.
Example: plastic pots that have enough give to accommodate the vigorous roots

Synonyms of "give"

elasticity | flexibility | stretch | stretchiness | slack | play |

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