up- + give. Cognate with German aufgeben (“to abandon, give up, quit”).
upgive (third-person singular simple present upgives, present participle upgiving, simple past upgave, past participle upgiven)
- (transitive, obsolete, poetic, Scottish law) To give up or yield up.
1811, Robert Bell, A System of the Forms of Deeds Used in Scotland, page 116:
[…] we hereby resign, surrender, upgive, overgive and deliver, ALL and WHOLE — (here the lands were described) — together with all right, title and interest whatever […]
1849, Robert Wharton Landis, Liberty's Triumph: A Poem, page 255:
Then, too, are Jersey's sons all resolute, / Repairing to the camp in numbers great, / Their sufferings to avenge upon the foe, / Which all must cease should Jersey be upgiven.
1906, Charles Montagu Doughty, The Dawn in Britain, page 4:
There fell a sudden rain then, from the gods: / Which glisters, in the sun, like golden hairs; / And earth upgave sweet savour of her sod, / Mingled with iron stink of sweat and blood.