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You can keep it only after you give it to someone else. What is it?

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    $\begingroup$ .......happiness $\endgroup$ – Hanky Panky Apr 8 '16 at 6:54
  • $\begingroup$ Friendship​‌‍​‌‍? $\endgroup$ – Noctis Skytower Apr 8 '16 at 17:14
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The answer to the riddle is:

your word

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  • $\begingroup$ You beat me to it by a few seconds. :) $\endgroup$ – Kevin Cruijssen Apr 7 '16 at 20:38
  • $\begingroup$ cant accept it yet, you were too fast ;) Or maybe the riddle is just too easy $\endgroup$ – nbar Apr 7 '16 at 20:42
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    $\begingroup$ Haha I assumed someone else would have a quick answer. It's a good one though, I saw it before though unfortunately $\endgroup$ – rlord3534 Apr 7 '16 at 20:44
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Or, (equivalently),

a promise.

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  • $\begingroup$ You don't give that, you make it. (In my dialect, at least.) $\endgroup$ – msh210 Apr 8 '16 at 16:48
  • $\begingroup$ Over to the language stackexchange! $\endgroup$ – Dr Xorile Apr 10 '16 at 14:41
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Answer

Genes

You can keep your genes "going", only after you passed them you your son/daughter.

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  • $\begingroup$ You can keep it ONLY after you give it to someone else $\endgroup$ – Marc Apr 8 '16 at 15:25
  • $\begingroup$ @Marc. I know. I forced it a little. I was trying to be creative and come up with a different answer from the ones already listed $\endgroup$ – Marius Apr 8 '16 at 18:26
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Less seriously :

The new awesome video game that your wife doesn't really want for her birthday :D

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  • $\begingroup$ Cute. But while you can give that away, and yet keep it, you could also just keep it — you don't need to give it away. $\endgroup$ – Peregrine Rook Apr 10 '16 at 16:54
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Another possible answer:

Illicit earnings

because:

Gaining a large amount of money from dubious sources can attract the attention of law enforcement agencies, who won't let you keep the money if they figure out that you earned it illegally. In order to keep the money, you have launder it. A common way of laundering money is giving it to someone (e.g. your wife) who's running an apparently legitimate business (e.g. a car wash). This person will mix this dirty money in with legitimate transactions, so it will ultimately appear as profit, which you can then keep since you happen to be the owner of this business.

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  • $\begingroup$ Or you use it in small batches in places that clearly won't ask. you can still just keep it though $\endgroup$ – Kai Qing Mar 16 '18 at 23:35
  • $\begingroup$ A car wash, huh? Or maybe a internet fund to help you pay for your chemotherapy bills? $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Mar 16 '18 at 23:43
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The Message of Hope and the Promise of Freedom from addiction.-AA, NA 12steps

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Grace and Forgiveness, given by God to be shared by you!

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