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gift is a verb #1 (permalink) Tue May 26, 2009 0:22 am   gift is a verb
 

Hello,
could the word "gift "be both a noun and a verb? ie . Is it a verb too?
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gift is a verb #2 (permalink) Tue May 26, 2009 7:03 am   gift is a verb
 

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gift is a verb #3 (permalink) Tue May 26, 2009 11:47 am   gift is a verb
 

Hello Anas,

I believe 'gift' could be a verb. But it's mostly used in passive constructions. Like this:

'I was gifted with special powers.'

Have a nice day.
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gift is a verb #4 (permalink) Tue May 26, 2009 11:51 am   gift is a verb
 

Gifted is an adjective. The verb is 'give' and a passive construction would be 'He was given permission'.

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gift is a verb #5 (permalink) Tue May 26, 2009 11:55 am   gift is a verb
 

Thanks for that, Torsten.
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gift is a verb #6 (permalink) Tue May 26, 2009 11:57 am   gift is a verb
 

You're welcome, Dimitar.

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gift is a verb #7 (permalink) Wed May 27, 2009 9:42 am   gift is a verb
 

'Gift' can be used as a verb, meaning to either endow with a power, quality, or attribute, or to present. It's not widely used as a verb, however. It's actually a rather old usage, that seems to be gaining more usage.

It differs from the verb 'to give' with its sense of a gift/present or special presentation.

It's also commonly used in legal terms, as in 'gifting someone money or property'.

Ex.

"They gifted us with a copy of their latest book."
"I was gifted with a knack for mathematics."

ForOneSucks wrote:
Hello Anas,

I believe 'gift' could be a verb. But it's mostly used in passive constructions. Like this:

'I was gifted with special powers.'

Have a nice day.

ForOneSucks is correct on the usage of gifted as a verb in this sentence.
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gift is a verb #8 (permalink) Wed May 27, 2009 10:02 am   gift is a verb
 

They say using gift as a verb is an Indianism. :D
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gift is a verb #9 (permalink) Wed May 27, 2009 10:19 am   gift is a verb
 

I encountered the term several times over the last few weeks, while applying for a mortgage.

I promise you there were no Indians involved in my mortgage, just a $%@$ lot of paperwork.
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