Definitions

  • v. To realize.

  • v. To appreciate.

Example Sentences

  • “Until you hear him say shiur, you can't be makir how smart he is.” (Weiser)

  • “I can tell by how you talk about him that you're not makir the favor he did for you.” (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • מכיר

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      to be mackir, to be makeer

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