give (one) ideas

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give (one) ideas

To suggest something to one, to lead one to start believing (in) something, or to cause one want to start doing something. Used of suggestions, ideas, or beliefs that one wouldn't have thought of on their own, especially those that are foolish or negative. Of course we're not going to sell the house! Who gave you such ideas? I can't believe you were caught smoking. I bet it's that no-good Casey who gave you ideas like that. I heard that John's been giving his sister ideas that she was adopted.
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give somebody iˈdeas

(also put iˈdeas in/into somebody’s head) give somebody hopes about something that may not be possible or likely; make somebody act or think in an unreasonable way: Don’t keep telling him about your adventures in Africa. You’re giving him ideas.Who’s been putting ideas into his head?
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She was so excited about it that she told us that she will give us ideas to make green smoothies once we get home.
The point of this symposium is to give us ideas for the future.
These insights can give us ideas on how we can change our transportation culture.
But we want the community to tell us what they want, give us ideas as to how we can benefit the whole community".
They give us ideas, then we go to foundations and funders, sponsors and pitch those ideas, telling them, this is what's coming out of the community.
Watching how tech sites liveblog Apple events, for example, can give us ideas for how to use these tools effectively for learning in our own schools.
We have a School Nutrition Action group or Snac, with a pupils from each year and staff members and they talk about the food and give us ideas about what they would like to try.
We thought it might help us locate another tractor or at least give us ideas about finding parts.
In return, we asked that everyone give us ideas on how to cut costs and be more efficient.
Girls sometimes find themselves not knowing which books they should read, and you could give us ideas for inspiring books
They give us ideas but we decide how we are going to raise the money ourselves and we thought going for a walk would be really nice.
Sometimes these thoughts can be helpful - they give us ideas about what to do in bed and can help with sexual stimulation.