1.be given to sth/to doing sth
(formal) 经常做；习惯于 to do sth often or regularly
He's given to going for long walks on his own.
I am not very given to emotional displays.
Some of the models were given to fits of temperament.
He is much given to gambling.
She was given to using bitter sarcasm.
2. be given to do 间接、逐渐，慢慢地做什么事情
We were given to understand that he was ill
I am given to understand that he was swearing throughout the game at our fans.
He has been given to believe that there may be a future for him and Maria together.
3.sth be given to sb把什么提供给什么人
Information is given to the patient verbally and in writing.
Don't pick and choose, but take what's given to you.
More freedom and choice will be given to parents, and the school opt-outs will be stepped up.
Medical treatment was sometimes given to children without parental consent
Priority will be given to those who apply early.
Aid should be given to developing countries with no strings attached.
The letter has been given to person concerned.
These letters were duly handed in, and copies were given to the press representatives.
What role is he given to play?
Big credits were given to East Germany by successive West German governments.
Seven million doses of vaccine are annually given to British children.
4. sth be given to sth被报到，被命名，被关注
Much advance publicity was given to the talks
If too much publicity is given to the theft of important works, the works will become too hot tohandle and be destroyed.
The name Vulcan was given to the undiscovered planet
Serious attention is being given to diluting the value of personal tax allowances.
Consideration must be given to both the development of production and the improvement of the people's livelihood.