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gifting

[ gift ]SEE DEFINITION OF gifting

Synonyms for gifting

  • charity
  • generosity
  • alms
  • alms-giving
  • altruism
  • assistance
  • benefaction
  • beneficence
  • contribution
  • dole
  • donation
  • endowment
  • fund
  • relief
  • good works
  • helping hand
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Antonyms for gifting

  • hurt
  • injury
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GIFTING

Ashur-uballit, king of Ashur, once wrote intimating to Akhenaton that he was gifting him horses and chariots and a jewel seal.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c. (c.1100 in surnames), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse gift, gipt "gift, good luck," from Proto-Germanic *giftiz (cf. Old Saxon gift, Old Frisian jefte, Middle Dutch ghifte "gift," German Mitgift "dowry"), from PIE root *ghabh- "to give or receive" (see habit).

For German Gift "poison," see poison (n.). Old English cognate gift meant "bride-price, marriage gift (by the groom), dowry" (Old English noun for "giving, gift" was related giefu). Sense of "natural talent" is c.1300, perhaps from earlier sense of "inspiration" (late 12c.). As a verb from 16c., especially in gifted. As a verb, giftwrap (also gift-wrap) attested by 1936.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GIFTING

charity

noungenerosity, gift

contribution

noungift, offering
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