to cause to go (usually used reflexively): She betook herself to town.
Archaic. to resort or have recourse to.
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How to use betake in a sentence
And so betaking themselves to prayers, they besought him, that the sin which had been committed might be forgotten.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Betaking themselves oft to deserted places, they each consulted his own medicine.The Way of an Indian | Frederic Remington
And he talked something of betaking himself to the nearest hotel after we landed, and waiting for the next boat down the river.Pencil Sketches | Eliza Leslie
There betaking himself to the severest penances, the great Brahmana sought the protection of the Sun.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 | Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
And now, safe from his sharp eyes, the initiated will be betaking themselves to the place of meeting.The Green Book | Mr Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for betake
betake oneself to go; move
archaic to apply (oneself) to
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