• v. To concur.

  • v. To allude.

  • v. To intend.

Example Sentences

  • “Before I knew that he had said it in shiur, I was mechaven to the Rosh Yeshiva's pshat in the Gemara.” (Weiser)

  • “Although he was afraid to say so publicly, he was mechaven in his speech to a Zohar.” (Weiser)

  • "When I saw him running at me, I was sure he was mechaven to hurt me.” (Weiser)

  • "Upon looking further into the words of the Tashbetz, I saw that you were Zocheh, bs'd, to be Mechaven to his logic." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מכװן זײַן mekhavn zayn

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


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

      Alternative Spellings

      to be mekhaven

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