be-thought


be-thought

verb

  1. simple past tense and past participle of bethink.

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

  1. to think; consider (used reflexively): He bethought himself a moment.
  2. to remind (oneself): to bethink oneself of family obligations.
  3. to remember; recall (used reflexively): She lives in the past now, bethinking herself of happier days.
  4. to determine; resolve: Under the circumstances I could not otherwise bethink me.
  5. Archaic. to bear in mind; remember.

verb (used without object), be·thought, be·think·ing.

  1. Archaic. to consider; meditate.

verb

  1. the past tense and past participle of bethink

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

  1. to cause (oneself) to consider or meditate
  2. (tr often foll by of) to remind (oneself)
v.

reflexive verb, Old English beþencan “to consider,” from be- + þencan “to think” (see think). Related: Bethought.

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