Transitive Verbs Starting with G
Gaff (v. t.) To strike with a gaff or barbed spear; to secure by means of a gaff; as, to gaff a salmon.
Gag (v. t.) To stop the mouth of, by thrusting sometimes in, so as to hinder speaking; hence, to silence by authority or by violence; not to allow freedom of speech to.
Gag (v. t.) To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
Gag (v. t.) To cause to heave with nausea.
Gage (v. t.) To measure. See Gauge, v. t.
Gain (v. t.) That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; -- opposed to loss.
Gain (v. t.) The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation.
Gainable (v. t.) Capable of being obtained or reached.
Gainage (v. t.) The horses, oxen, plows, wains or wagons and implements for carrying on tillage.
Gainage (v. t.) The profit made by tillage; also, the land itself.
Gainsay (v. t.) To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.
Gainstand (v. t.) To withstand; to resist.
Gaiter (v. t.) To dress with gaiters.
Gall (v. t.) To impregnate with a decoction of gallnuts.
Gall (v. t.) To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by attrition; as, a saddle galls the back of a horse; to gall a mast or a cable.
Gall (v. t.) To fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm.
Gall (v. t.) To injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy.
Gallant (v. t.) To attend or wait on, as a lady; as, to gallant ladies to the play.
Gallant (v. t.) To handle with grace or in a modish manner; as, to gallant a fan.
Gallicize (v. t.) To conform to the French mode or idiom.
Gallop (v. t.) To cause to gallop.
Gallow (v. t.) To fright or terrify. See Gally, v. t.
Gally (v. t.) To frighten; to worry.
Galvanize (v. t.) To affect with galvanism; to subject to the action of electrical currents.
Galvanize (v. t.) To plate, as with gold, silver, etc., by means of electricity.
Galvanize (v. t.) To restore to consciousness by galvanic action (as from a state of suspended animation); hence, to stimulate or excite to a factitious animation or activity.
Galvanize (v. t.) To coat, as iron, with zinc. See Galvanized iron.
Gamble (v. t.) To lose or squander by gaming; -- usually with away.
Gambrel (v. t.) To truss or hang up by means of a gambrel.
Gammon (v. t.) To make bacon of; to salt and dry in smoke.
Gammon (v. t.) To beat in the game of backgammon, before an antagonist has been able to get his "men" or counters home and withdraw any of them from the board; as, to gammon a person.
Gammon (v. t.) To impose on; to hoax; to cajole.
Gammon (v. t.) To fasten (a bowsprit) to the stem of a vessel by lashings of rope or chain, or by a band of iron.
Gangrenate (v. t.) To gangrene.
Gap (v. t.) To notch, as a sword or knife.
Gap (v. t.) To make an opening in; to breach.
Garb (v. t.) To clothe; array; deck.
Garbage (v. t.) To strip of the bowels; to clean.
Garbel (v. t.) Anything sifted, or from which the coarse parts have been taken.
Garble (v. t.) To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dros or dirt; as, to garble spices.
Garble (v. t.) To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.
Garden (v. t.) To cultivate as a garden.
Gargalize (v. t.) To gargle; to rinse.
Gargarize (v. t.) To gargle; to rinse or wash, as the mouth and throat.
Gargle (v. t.) To wash or rinse, as the mouth or throat, particular the latter, agitating the liquid (water or a medicinal preparation) by an expulsion of air from the lungs.
Gargle (v. t.) To warble; to sing as if gargling
Garland (v. t.) To deck with a garland.
Garner (v. t.) To gather for preservation; to store, as in a granary; to treasure.
Garnish (v. t.) To decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to adorn; to embellish.
Garnish (v. t.) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.
Garnish (v. t.) To furnish; to supply.
Garnish (v. t.) To fit with fetters.
Garnish (v. t.) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee. See Garnishee, v. t.
Garnish (v. t.) Fetters.
Garnish (v. t.) A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an unauthorized fee demanded by the old prisoners of a newcomer.
Garnishee (v. t.) To make (a person) a garnishee; to warn by garnishment; to garnish.
Garnishee (v. t.) To attach (the fund or property sought to be secured by garnishment); to trustee.
Garniture (v. t.) That which garnishes; ornamental appendage; embellishment; furniture; dress.
Garrison (v. t.) To place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town.
Garrison (v. t.) To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops; as, to garrison a conquered territory.
Garrote (v. t.) To strangle with the garrote; hence, to seize by the throat, from behind, with a view to strangle and rob.
Garter (v. t.) To bind with a garter.
Garter (v. t.) To invest with the Order of the Garter.
Gash (v. t.) To make a gash, or long, deep incision in; -- applied chiefly to incisions in flesh.
Gasify (v. t.) To convert into gas, or an aeriform fluid, as by the application of heat, or by chemical processes.
Gasp (v. t.) To emit or utter with gasps; -- with forth, out, away, etc.
Gast (v. t.) To make aghast; to frighten; to terrify. See Aghast.
Gaster (v. t.) To gast.
Gate (v. t.) To supply with a gate.
Gate (v. t.) To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.
Gather (v. t.) To bring together; to collect, as a number of separate things, into one place, or into one aggregate body; to assemble; to muster; to congregate.
Gather (v. t.) To pick out and bring together from among what is of less value; to collect, as a harvest; to harvest; to cull; to pick off; to pluck.
Gather (v. t.) To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up.
Gather (v. t.) To bring closely together the parts or particles of; to contract; to compress; to bring together in folds or plaits, as a garment; also, to draw together, as a piece of cloth by a thread; to pucker; to plait; as, to gather a ruffle.
Gather (v. t.) To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude.
Gather (v. t.) To gain; to win.
Gather (v. t.) To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue, or the like.
Gather (v. t.) To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope.
Gaud (v. t.) To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colors; to paint.
Gauffer (v. t.) To plait, crimp, or flute; to goffer, as lace. See Goffer.
Gauge (v. t.) To measure or determine with a gauge.
Gauge (v. t.) To measure or to ascertain the contents or the capacity of, as of a pipe, barrel, or keg.
Gauge (v. t.) To measure the dimensions of, or to test the accuracy of the form of, as of a part of a gunlock.
Gauge (v. t.) To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it, as cloth or a garment.
Gauge (v. t.) To measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to estimate; to judge of.
Gaze (v. t.) To view with attention; to gaze on .
Gazette (v. t.) To announce or publish in a gazette; to announce officially, as an appointment, or a case of bankruptcy.
Gear (v. t.) To dress; to put gear on; to harness.
Gear (v. t.) To provide with gearing.
Gee (v. t.) To cause (a team) to turn to the off side, or from the driver.
Gelatinate (v. t.) To convert into gelatin, or into a substance resembling jelly.
Gelatinize (v. t.) To convert into gelatin or jelly. Same as Gelatinate, v. t.
Gelatinize (v. t.) To coat, or otherwise treat, with gelatin.
Geld (v. t.) To castrate; to emasculate.
Geld (v. t.) To deprive of anything essential.
Geld (v. t.) To deprive of anything exceptionable; as, to geld a book, or a story; to expurgate.
Gelding (v. t.) A castrated animal; -- usually applied to a horse, but formerly used also of the human male.
Gelt (v. t.) A gelding.
Gem (v. t.) To put forth in the form of buds.
Gem (v. t.) To adorn with gems or precious stones.
Gem (v. t.) To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops.
Geminate (v. t.) To double.
Gemote (v. t.) A meeting; -- used in combination, as, Witenagemote, an assembly of the wise men.
Generalize (v. t.) To bring under a genus or under genera; to view in relation to a genus or to genera.
Generalize (v. t.) To apply to other genera or classes; to use with a more extensive application; to extend so as to include all special cases; to make universal in application, as a formula or rule.
Generalize (v. t.) To derive or deduce (a general conception, or a general principle) from particulars.
Generate (v. t.) To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal generates its own species.
Generate (v. t.) To cause to be; to bring into life.
Generate (v. t.) To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause.
Generate (v. t.) To trace out, as a
Geniculate (v. t.) To form joints or knots on.
Gentle (v. t.) To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble.
Gentle (v. t.) To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable.
Gentle (v. t.) To make kind and docile, as a horse.
Germanize (v. t.) To make German, or like what is distinctively German; as, to Germanize a province, a language, a society.
Germinate (v. t.) To cause to sprout.
Gern (v. t.) To grin or yawn.
Gerrymander (v. t.) To divide (a State) into districts for the choice of representatives, in an unnatural and unfair way, with a view to give a political party an advantage over its opponent.
Gesticulate (v. t.) To represent by gesture; to act.
Gesture (v. t.) To accompany or illustrate with gesture or action; to gesticulate.
Get (v. t.) To procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire; to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by purchase, etc.
Get (v. t.) Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have.
Get (v. t.) To beget; to procreate; to generate.
Get (v. t.) To obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out; as, to get out one's Greek lesson.
Get (v. t.) To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.
Get (v. t.) To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; -- with a following participle.
Get (v. t.) To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use.
Ghost (v. t.) To appear to or haunt in the form of an apparition.
Gib (v. t.) To secure or fasten with a gib, or gibs; to provide with a gib, or gibs.
Gibbet (v. t.) To hang and expose on a gibbet.
Gibbet (v. t.) To expose to infamy; to blacken.
Giddy (v. t.) To make dizzy or unsteady.
Gie (v. t.) To guide. See Gye .
Gie (v. t.) To give.
Gift (v. t.) Anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a present; an offering.
Gift (v. t.) The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing; as, the office is in the gift of the President.
Gift (v. t.) A bribe; anything given to corrupt.
Gift (v. t.) Some quality or endowment given to man by God; a preeminent and special talent or aptitude; power; faculty; as, the gift of wit; a gift for speaking.
Gift (v. t.) A voluntary transfer of real or personal property, without any consideration. It can be perfected only by deed, or in case of personal property, by an actual delivery of possession.
Gift (v. t.) To endow with some power or faculty.
Gig (v. t.) To engender.
Gig (v. t.) To fish with a gig.
Giggle (v. t.) To laugh with short catches of the breath or voice; to laugh in a light, affected, or silly manner; to titter with childish levity.
Gild (v. t.) To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold.
Gild (v. t.) To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten.
Gild (v. t.) To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie.
Gild (v. t.) To make red with drinking.
Gildale (v. t.) A drinking bout in which every one pays an equal share.
Gilt (v. t.) A female pig, when young.
Gimlet (v. t.) To pierce or make with a gimlet.
Gimlet (v. t.) To turn round (an anchor) by the stock, with a motion like turning a gimlet.
Gimp (v. t.) To notch; to indent; to jag.
Gin (v. t.) To catch in a trap.
Gin (v. t.) To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.
Gip (v. t.) To take out the entrails of (herrings).
Gird (v. t.) To encircle or bind with any flexible band.
Gird (v. t.) To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc.
Gird (v. t.) To surround; to encircle, or encompass.
Gird (v. t.) To clothe; to swathe; to invest.
Gird (v. t.) To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's self for a contest.
Girdle (v. t.) To bind with a belt or sash; to gird.
Girdle (v. t.) To inclose; to environ; to shut in.
Girdle (v. t.) To make a cut or gnaw a groove around (a tree, etc.) through the bark and alburnum, thus killing it.
Girth (v. t.) To bind as with a girth.
Gise (v. t.) To feed or pasture.
Glabreate (v. t.) Alt. of Glabriate
Glabriate (v. t.) To make smooth, plain, or bare.
Glaciate (v. t.) To convert into, or cover with, ice.
Glaciate (v. t.) To produce glacial effects upon, as in the scoring of rocks, transportation of loose material, etc.
Glad (v. t.) To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.
Gladden (v. t.) To make glad; to cheer; to please; to gratify; to rejoice; to exhilarate.
Glair (v. t.) To smear with the white of an egg.
Glance (v. t.) To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye.
Glance (v. t.) To hint at; to touch lightly or briefly.
Glare (v. t.) To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light.
Glass (v. t.) A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of ornament.
Glass (v. t.) Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
Glass (v. t.) Anything made of glass.
Glass (v. t.) A looking-glass; a mirror.
Glass (v. t.) A vessel filled with running sand for measuring time; an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a vessel is exhausted of its sand.
Glass (v. t.) A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner.
Glass (v. t.) An optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; -- in the plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears glasses.
Glass (v. t.) A weatherglass; a barometer.
Glass (v. t.) To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; -- used reflexively.
Glass (v. t.) To case in glass.
Glass (v. t.) To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.
Glass (v. t.) To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.
Glase (v. t.) To furnish (a window, a house, a sash, a ease, etc.) with glass.
Glase (v. t.) To incrust, cover, or overlay with a thin surface, consisting of, or resembling, glass; as, to glaze earthenware; hence, to render smooth, glasslike, or glossy; as, to glaze paper, gunpowder, and the like.
Glase (v. t.) To apply thinly a transparent or semitransparent color to (another color), to modify the effect.
Glaze (v. t.) Broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised dishes.
Glaze (v. t.) A glazing oven. See Glost oven.
Gleam (v. t.) To shoot, or dart, as rays of light; as, at the dawn, light gleams in the east.
Gleam (v. t.) To shine; to cast light; to glitter.
Gleam (v. t.) To shoot out (flashes of light, etc.).
Glean (v. t.) To gather after a reaper; to collect in scattered or fragmentary parcels, as the grain left by a reaper, or grapes left after the gathering.
Glean (v. t.) To gather from (a field or vineyard) what is left.
Glean (v. t.) To collect with patient and minute labor; to pick out; to obtain.
Glib (v. t.) To make glib.
Glib (v. t.) To castrate; to geld; to emasculate.
Glimpse (v. t.) To catch a glimpse of; to see by glimpses; to have a short or hurried view of.
Glint (v. t.) To glance; to turn; as, to glint the eye.
Globe (v. t.) To gather or form into a globe.
Gloom (v. t.) To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.
Gloom (v. t.) To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.
Glorify (v. t.) To make glorious by bestowing glory upon; to confer honor and distinction upon; to elevate to power or happiness, or to celestial glory.
Glorify (v. t.) To make glorious in thought or with the heart, by ascribing glory to; to asknowledge the excellence of; to render homage to; to magnify in worship; to adore.
Gloss (v. t.) To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth.
Gloss (v. t.) To render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate; to explain; to annotate.
Gloss (v. t.) To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation.
Glout (v. t.) To view attentively; to gloat on; to stare at.
Glove (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a glove.
Glow (v. t.) To make hot; to flush.
Gloze (v. t.) To smooth over; to palliate.
Glut (v. t.) To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge.
Glut (v. t.) To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy.
Glutinate (v. t.) To unite with glue; to cement; to stick together.
Gnash (v. t.) To strike together, as in anger or pain; as, to gnash the teeth.
Gnaw (v. t.) To bite, as something hard or tough, which is not readily separated or crushed; to bite off little by little, with effort; to wear or eat away by scraping or continuous biting with the teeth; to nibble at.
Gnaw (v. t.) To bite in agony or rage.
Gnaw (v. t.) To corrode; to fret away; to waste.
Gnide (v. t.) To rub; to bruise; to break in pieces.
Go (v. t.) To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in.
Go (v. t.) To bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling.
Goad (v. t.) A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates.
Goad (v. t.) To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.
Gobbet (v. t.) To swallow greedily; to swallow in gobbets.
Gobble (v. t.) To swallow or eat greedily or hastily; to gulp.
Gobble (v. t.) To utter (a sound) like a turkey cock.
Goblinize (v. t.) To transform into a goblin.
God (v. t.) To treat as a god; to idolize.
Godfather (v. t.) To act as godfather to; to take under one's fostering care.
Goffer (v. t.) To plait, flute, or crimp. See Gauffer.
Gold (v. t.) A metallic element, constituting the most precious metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. It has a characteristic yellow color, is one of the heaviest substances known (specific gravity 19.32), is soft, and very malleable and ductile. It is quite unalterable by heat, moisture, and most corrosive agents, and therefore well suited for its use in coin and jewelry. Symbol Au (Aurum). Atomic weight 196.7.
Gold (v. t.) Money; riches; wealth.
Gold (v. t.) A yellow color, like that of the metal; as, a flower tipped with gold.
Gold (v. t.) Figuratively, something precious or pure; as, hearts of gold.
Good (v. t.) To make good; to turn to good.
Good (v. t.) To manure; to improve.
Gore (v. t.) To pierce or wound, as with a horn; to penetrate with a pointed instrument, as a spear; to stab.
Gore (v. t.) To cut in a traingular form; to piece with a gore; to provide with a gore; as, to gore an apron.
Gorgonize (v. t.) To have the effect of a Gorgon upon; to turn into stone; to petrify.
Gorm (v. t.) To daub, as the hands or clothing, with gorm; to daub with anything sticky.
Gospel (v. t.) To instruct in the gospel.
Gospelize (v. t.) To form according to the gospel; as, a command gospelized to us.
Gospelize (v. t.) To instruct in the gospel; to evangelize; as, to gospelize the savages.
Gossip (v. t.) To stand sponsor to.
Gothicize (v. t.) To make Gothic; to bring back to barbarism.
Bouge (v. t.) To scoop out with a gouge.
Bouge (v. t.) To scoop out, as an eye, with the thumb nail; to force out the eye of (a person) with the thumb.
Bouge (v. t.) To cheat in a bargain; to chouse.
Govern (v. t.) To direct and control, as the actions or conduct of men, either by established laws or by arbitrary will; to regulate by authority.
Govern (v. t.) To regulate; to influence; to direct; to restrain; to manage; as, to govern the life; to govern a horse.
Govern (v. t.) To require to be in a particular case; as, a transitive verb governs a noun in the objective case; or to require (a particular case); as, a transitive verb governs the objective case.
Gowk (v. t.) To make a, booby of one); to stupefy.
Grace (v. t.) To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
Grace (v. t.) To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.
Grace (v. t.) To supply with heavenly grace.
Grace (v. t.) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
Gradate (v. t.) To grade or arrange (parts in a whole, colors in painting, etc.), so that they shall harmonize.
Gradate (v. t.) To bring to a certain strength or grade of concentration; as, to gradate a sa
Gradation (v. t.) To form with gradations.
Grade (v. t.) To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc.
Grade (v. t.) To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent, as the
Grade (v. t.) To cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of.
Grain (v. t.) To paint in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.
Grain (v. t.) To form (powder, sugar, etc.) into grains.
Grain (v. t.) To take the hair off (skins); to soften and raise the grain of (leather, etc.).
Graith (v. t.) See Greith.
Gralloch (v. t.) To remove the offal from (a deer).
Grammaticize (v. t.) To render grammatical.
Grant (v. t.) To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.
Grant (v. t.) To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
Grant (v. t.) To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.
Grant (v. t.) The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
Grant (v. t.) The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
Grant (v. t.) The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.
Grant (v. t.) A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, au appropriation or conveyance made by the government; as, a grant of land or of money; also, the deed or writing by which the transfer is made.
Granulate (v. t.) To form into grains or small masses; as, to granulate powder, sugar, or metal.
Granulate (v. t.) To raise in granules or small asperities; to make rough on the surface.
Grapple (v. t.) To seize; to lay fast hold of; to attack at close quarters: as, to grapple an antagonist.
Grapple (v. t.) To fasten, as with a grapple; to fix; to join indissolubly.
Grapple (v. t.) A seizing or seizure; close hug in contest; the wrestler's hold.
Grapple (v. t.) An instrument, usually with hinged claws, for seizing and holding fast to an object; a grab.
Grapple (v. t.) A grappling iron.
Grasp (v. t.) To seize and hold by clasping or embracing with the fingers or arms; to catch to take possession of.
Grasp (v. t.) To lay hold of with the mind; to become thoroughly acquainted or conversant with; to comprehend.
Grass (v. t.) To cover with grass or with turf.
Grass (v. t.) To expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc.
Grass (v. t.) To bring to the grass or ground; to land; as, to grass a fish.
Grate (v. t.) To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars; as, to grate a window.
Grate (v. t.) To rub roughly or harshly, as one body against another, causing a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth; to produce (a harsh sound) by rubbing.
Grate (v. t.) To reduce to small particles by rubbing with anything rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg.
Grate (v. t.) To fret; to irritate; to offend.
Gratify (v. t.) To please; to give pleasure to; to satisfy; to soothe; to indulge; as, to gratify the taste, the appetite, the senses, the desires, the mind, etc.
Gratify (v. t.) To requite; to recompense.
Grave (v. t.) To clean, as a vessel's bottom, of barnacles, grass, etc., and pay it over with pitch; -- so called because graves or greaves was formerly used for this purpose.
Gravel (v. t.) To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk.
Gravel (v. t.) To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand.
Gravel (v. t.) To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex.
Gravel (v. t.) To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot.
Graven (v. t.) Carved.
Graze (v. t.) To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.
Graze (v. t.) To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse.
Graze (v. t.) To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.
Graze (v. t.) To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing; as, the bullet grazed the wall.
Grease (v. t.) To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon.
Grease (v. t.) To bribe; to corrupt with presents.
Grease (v. t.) To cheat or cozen; to overreach.
Grease (v. t.) To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.
Greaten (v. t.) To make great; to aggrandize; to cause to increase in size; to expand.
Greave (v. t.) To clean (a ship's bottom); to grave.
Grecize (v. t.) To render Grecian; also, to cause (a word or phrase in another language) to take a Greek form; as, the name is Grecized.
Grecize (v. t.) To translate into Greek.
Green (v. t.) To make green.
Greet (v. t.) To address with salutations or expressions of kind wishes; to salute; to hail; to welcome; to accost with friendship; to pay respects or compliments to, either personally or through the intervention of another, or by writing or token.
Greet (v. t.) To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the heart glad.
Greet (v. t.) To accost; to address.
Grege (v. t.) Alt. of Gregge
Gregge (v. t.) To make heavy; to increase.
Greith (v. t.) To make ready; -- often used reflexively.
Grievance (v. t.) A cause of uneasiness and complaint; a wrong done and suffered; that which gives ground for remonstrance or resistance, as arising from injustice, tyranny, etc.; injury.
Grievance (v. t.) Grieving; grief; affliction.
Grieve (v. t.) To occasion grief to; to wound the sensibilities of; to make sorrowful; to cause to suffer; to afflict; to hurt; to try.
Grieve (v. t.) To sorrow over; as, to grieve one's fate.
Grill (v. t.) A gridiron.
Grill (v. t.) That which is broiled on a gridiron, as meat, fish, etc.
Grillade (v. t.) The act of grilling; also, that which is grilled.
Grille (v. t.) A lattice or grating.
Grilly (v. t.) To broil; to grill; hence, To harass.
Grime (v. t.) To sully or soil deeply; to dirt.
Grin (v. t.) To express by grinning.
Grind (v. t.) To reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the teeth; to crush into small fragments; to produce as by the action of millstones.
Grind (v. t.) To wear down, polish, or sharpen, by friction; to make smooth, sharp, or pointed; to whet, as a knife or drill; to rub against one another, as teeth, etc.
Grind (v. t.) To oppress by severe exactions; to harass.
Grind (v. t.) To study hard for examination.
Grip (v. t.) To trench; to drain.
Grip (v. t.) An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength in grasping.
Grip (v. t.) A peculiar mode of clasping the hand, by which members of a secret association recognize or greet, one another; as, a masonic grip.
Grip (v. t.) That by which anything is grasped; a handle or gripe; as, the grip of a sword.
Grip (v. t.) A device for grasping or holding fast to something.
Grip (v. t.) To give a grip to; to grasp; to gripe.
Gripe (v. t.) To catch with the hand; to clasp closely with the fingers; to clutch.
Gripe (v. t.) To seize and hold fast; to embrace closely.
Gripe (v. t.) To pinch; to distress. Specifically, to cause pinching and spasmodic pain to the bowels of, as by the effects of certain purgative or indigestible substances.
Grit (v. t.) To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth.
Groan (v. t.) To affect by groans.
Groin (v. t.) To fashion into groins; to build with groins.
Groove (v. t.) To cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or grooves; to furrow.
Grope (v. t.) To search out by feeling in the dark; as, we groped our way at midnight.
Grope (v. t.) To examine; to test; to sound.
Ground (v. t.) To lay, set, or run, on the ground.
Ground (v. t.) To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.
Ground (v. t.) To instruct in elements or first principles.
Ground (v. t.) To connect with the ground so as to make the earth a part of an electrical circuit.
Ground (v. t.) To cover with a ground, as a copper plate for etching (see Ground, n., 5); or as paper or other materials with a uniform tint as a preparation for ornament.
Grout (v. t.) To fill up or finish with grout, as the joints between stones.
Grow (v. t.) To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco.
Growl (v. t.) To express by growling.
Grub (v. t.) To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; -- followed by up; as, to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge.
Grub (v. t.) To supply with food.
Grudge (v. t.) To look upon with desire to possess or to appropriate; to envy (one) the possession of; to begrudge; to covet; to give with reluctance; to desire to get back again; -- followed by the direct object only, or by both the direct and indirect objects.
Grudge (v. t.) To hold or harbor with malicioua disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously.
Grumble (v. t.) To express or utter with grumbling.
Grunt (v. t.) To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short groan or a deep guttural sound.
Grype (v. t.) To gripe.
Guard (v. t.) One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack; defense; protection.
Guard (v. t.) A man, or body of men, stationed to protect or control a person or position; a watch; a sentinel.
Guard (v. t.) One who has charge of a mail coach or a railway train; a conductor.
Guard (v. t.) Any fixture or attachment designed to protect or secure against injury, soiling, or defacement, theft or loss
Guard (v. t.) That part of a sword hilt which protects the hand.
Guard (v. t.) Ornamental lace or hem protecting the edge of a garment.
Guard (v. t.) A chain or cord for fastening a watch to one's person or dress.
Guard (v. t.) A fence or rail to prevent falling from the deck of a vessel.
Guard (v. t.) An extension of the deck of a vessel beyond the hull; esp., in side-wheel steam vessels, the framework of strong timbers, which curves out on each side beyond the paddle wheel, and protects it and the shaft against collision.
Guard (v. t.) A plate of metal, beneath the stock, or the lock frame, of a gun or pistol, having a loop, called a bow, to protect the trigger.
Guard (v. t.) An interleaved strip at the back, as in a scrap book, to guard against its breaking when filled.
Guard (v. t.) A posture of defense in fencing, and in bayonet and saber exercise.
Guard (v. t.) An expression or admission intended to secure against objections or censure.
Guard (v. t.) Watch; heed; care; attention; as, to keep guard.
Guard (v. t.) The fibrous sheath which covers the phragmacone of the Belemnites.
Guardable (v. t.) Capable of being guarded or protected.
Guardage (v. t.) Wardship
Guardant (v. t.) Acting as guardian.
Guardant (v. t.) Same as Gardant.
Guardian (v. t.) One who guards, preserves, or secures; one to whom any person or thing is committed for protection, security, or preservation from injury; a warden.
Guardian (v. t.) One who has, or is entitled to, the custody of the person or property of an infant, a minor without living parents, or a person incapable of managing his own affairs.
Guarish (v. t.) To heal.
Gubernate (v. t.) To govern.
Gudgeon (v. t.) To deprive fraudulently; to cheat; to dupe; to impose upon.
Guess (v. t.) To form an opinion concerning, without knowledge or means of knowledge; to judge of at random; to conjecture.
Guess (v. t.) To judge or form an opinion of, from reasons that seem preponderating, but are not decisive.
Guess (v. t.) To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly; as, he who guesses the riddle shall have the ring; he has guessed my designs.
Guess (v. t.) To hit upon or reproduce by memory.
Guess (v. t.) To think; to suppose; to believe; to imagine; -- followed by an objective clause.
Guest (v. t.) To receive or entertain hospitably.
Guide (v. t.) To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler.
Guide (v. t.) To regulate and manage; to direct; to order; to superintend the training or education of; to instruct and influence intellectually or morally; to train.
Guide (v. t.) A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook.
Guide (v. t.) One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of lifo; a director; a regulator.
Guide (v. t.) Any contrivance, especially one having a directing edge, surface, or channel, for giving direction to the motion of anything, as water, an instrument, or part of a machine, or for directing the hand or eye, as of an operator
Guide (v. t.) A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets.
Guide (v. t.) A grooved director for a probe or knife.
Guide (v. t.) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the
Guide (v. t.) A noncommissioned officer or soldier placed on the directiug flank of each subdivision of a column of troops, or at the end of a
Guidon (v. t.) A small flag or streamer, as that carried by cavalry, which is broad at one end and nearly pointed at the other, or that used to direct the movements of a body of infantry, or to make signals at sea; also, the flag of a guild or fraternity. In the United States service, each company of cavalry has a guidon.
Guidon (v. t.) One who carries a flag.
Guidon (v. t.) One of a community established at Rome, by Charlemagne, to guide pilgrims to the Holy Land.
Guild (v. t.) An association of men belonging to the same class, or engaged in kindred pursuits, formed for mutual aid and protection; a business fraternity or corporation; as, the Stationers' Guild; the Ironmongers' Guild. They were originally licensed by the government, and endowed with special privileges and authority.
Guild (v. t.) A guildhall.
Guild (v. t.) A religious association or society, organized for charitable purposes or for assistance in parish work.
Guillotine (v. t.) To behead with the guillotine.
Guilt (v. t.) The criminality and consequent exposure to punishment resulting from willful disobedience of law, or from morally wrong action; the state of one who has broken a moral or political law; crime; criminality; offense against right.
Guilt (v. t.) Exposure to any legal penalty or forfeiture.
Gulch (v. t.) To swallow greedily; to gulp down.
Gule (v. t.) To give the color of gules to.
Gull (v. t.) To deceive; to cheat; to mislead; to trick; to defraud.
Gully (v. t.) To wear into a gully or into gullies.
Gulp (v. t.) To swallow eagerly, or in large draughts; to swallow up; to take down at one swallow.
Gum (v. t.) To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw). See Gummer.
Gum (v. t.) To smear with gum; to close with gum; to unite or stiffen by gum or a gumlike substance; to make sticky with a gumlike substance.
Gurge (v. t.) To swallow up.
Gush (v. t.) A sudden and violent issue of a fluid from an inclosed plase; an emission of a liquid in a large quantity, and with force; the fluid thus emitted; a rapid outpouring of anything; as, a gush of song from a bird.
Gush (v. t.) A sentimental exhibition of affection or enthusiasm, etc.; effusive display of sentiment.
Gust (v. t.) To taste; to have a relish for.
Gut (v. t.) To take out the bowels from; to eviscerate.
Gut (v. t.) To plunder of contents; to destroy or remove the interior or contents of; as, a mob gutted the bouse.
Gutter (v. t.) To cut or form into small longitudinal hollows; to channel.
Gutter (v. t.) To supply with a gutter or gutters.
Gutturalize (v. t.) To speak gutturally; to give a guttural sound to.
Gutturize (v. t.) To make in the throat; to gutturalize.
Guy (v. t.) To steady or guide with a guy.
Guy (v. t.) To fool; to baffle; to make (a person) an object of ridicule.
Guyle (v. t.) To guile.
Guzzle (v. t.) To swallow much or often; to swallow with immoderate gust; to drink greedily or continually; as, one who guzzles beer.
Gye (v. t.) To guide; to govern.
Gyrland (v. t.) To garland.
Gyve (v. t.) To fetter; to shackle; to chain.
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