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bethink

[ bih-thingk ]
/ b瑟藞胃瑟艐k /
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verb (used with object), be路thought, be路think路ing.
to think; consider (used reflexively): He bethought himself a moment.
to remind (oneself): to bethink oneself of family obligations.
to remember; recall (used reflexively): She lives in the past now, bethinking herself of happier days.
to determine; resolve: Under the circumstances I could not otherwise bethink me.
Archaic. to bear in mind; remember.
verb (used without object), be路thought, be路think路ing.
Archaic. to consider; meditate.
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Origin of bethink

before 1000; Middle English bethenken,Old English bethencan.See be-, think1
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British Dictionary definitions for bethink

bethink
/ (b瑟藞胃瑟艐k) /

verb -thinks, -thinking or -thought archaic, or dialect
to cause (oneself) to consider or meditate
(tr often foll by of) to remind (oneself)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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