bethought

[ bih-thawt ]
/ bɪˈθɔt /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of bethink.

Definition for bethought (2 of 2)

bethink

[ bih-thingk ]
/ bɪˈθɪŋk /

verb (used with object), be·thought, be·think·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·thought, be·think·ing.

Archaic. to consider; meditate.

Origin of bethink

before 1000; Middle English bethenken, Old English bethencan. See be-, think1
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British Dictionary definitions for bethought (1 of 2)

bethought

/ (bɪˈθɔːt) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of bethink

British Dictionary definitions for bethought (2 of 2)

bethink

/ (bɪˈθɪŋk) /

verb -thinks, -thinking or -thought archaic, or dialect

to cause (oneself) to consider or meditate
(tr often foll by of) to remind (oneself)

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