chieve

intransitive verb

ˈchēv
-ed/-ing/-s
now dialectal, England

Word History

Etymology

Middle English cheven, chieven to reach an end, succeed, thrive, from Old French chevir to reach an end, finish, satisfy, come to terms, from chief, chef end, extremity, head

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“Chieve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chieve. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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