1. [ verb ] place into the hands or custody of
Synonyms: hand pass give turn_over reach

"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

Related terms: transfer give release entrust hand_over entrust deal slip impart communicate hand_over give_away relegate hand_down hand passage
2. [ verb ] tell or deposit (information) knowledge
Synonyms: give impart leave

"give a secret to the Russians" "leave your name and address here"

Related terms: tell give bequeath conveyance
3. [ verb ] move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
Synonyms: go_on advance move_on march_on progress

: "Time marches on"

Related terms: recede travel elapse pass close_in edge press_on encroach creep_up ratchet penetrate forge string progress progress
4. [ verb ] give to or transfer possession of

"I am passing on my genes to my children"

Related terms: bequeath hand_down propagate
5. [ verb ] cause to be distributed
Synonyms: circulate distribute pass_around

"This letter is circulating among the faculty"

Related terms: move spread send_around utter circular circulation
6. [ verb ] refer to another person for decision or judgment
Synonyms: relegate submit

"She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"

Related terms: submit delegating
7. [ verb ] transmit information
Synonyms: communicate pass put_across

"Please communicate this message to all employees"

Related terms: convey request reveal acknowledge relay render get_across carry message message send_a_message plant communication communication communicator
Similar spelling:   Payson