The verb 'gave' is a past form of the word 'give'. It is an irregular verb typically used to indicate the transfer of something from one entity to another. The verb has several meanings depending on the context, including the act of physically presenting an object, the act of conveying information, or expressing permission or consent.
1. She gave her friend a book for their birthday.
2. He gave me permission to stay out late.
3. The teacher gave the student a warning.