bedew


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be·dew

 (bĭ-do͞o′, -dyo͞o′)
tr.v. be·dewed, be·dew·ing, be·dews
To wet with or as if with dew.

bedew

(bɪˈdjuː)
vb
(tr) to wet or cover with or as if with drops of dew

be•dew

(bɪˈdu, -ˈdyu)

v.t.
to wet with or as if with dew.
[1300–50]

bedew


Past participle: bedewed
Gerund: bedewing

Imperative
bedew
bedew
Present
I bedew
you bedew
he/she/it bedews
we bedew
you bedew
they bedew
Preterite
I bedewed
you bedewed
he/she/it bedewed
we bedewed
you bedewed
they bedewed
Present Continuous
I am bedewing
you are bedewing
he/she/it is bedewing
we are bedewing
you are bedewing
they are bedewing
Present Perfect
I have bedewed
you have bedewed
he/she/it has bedewed
we have bedewed
you have bedewed
they have bedewed
Past Continuous
I was bedewing
you were bedewing
he/she/it was bedewing
we were bedewing
you were bedewing
they were bedewing
Past Perfect
I had bedewed
you had bedewed
he/she/it had bedewed
we had bedewed
you had bedewed
they had bedewed
Future
I will bedew
you will bedew
he/she/it will bedew
we will bedew
you will bedew
they will bedew
Future Perfect
I will have bedewed
you will have bedewed
he/she/it will have bedewed
we will have bedewed
you will have bedewed
they will have bedewed
Future Continuous
I will be bedewing
you will be bedewing
he/she/it will be bedewing
we will be bedewing
you will be bedewing
they will be bedewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bedewing
you have been bedewing
he/she/it has been bedewing
we have been bedewing
you have been bedewing
they have been bedewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bedewing
you will have been bedewing
he/she/it will have been bedewing
we will have been bedewing
you will have been bedewing
they will have been bedewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bedewing
you had been bedewing
he/she/it had been bedewing
we had been bedewing
you had been bedewing
they had been bedewing
Conditional
I would bedew
you would bedew
he/she/it would bedew
we would bedew
you would bedew
they would bedew
Past Conditional
I would have bedewed
you would have bedewed
he/she/it would have bedewed
we would have bedewed
you would have bedewed
they would have bedewed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bedew - cover with drops of dew or as with dewbedew - cover with drops of dew or as with dew
wet - cause to become wet; "Wet your face"
References in classic literature ?
There are bosoms on which so many tears have been shed that I cannot bedew them with mine.
The judgmentally moralistic stance with which he entered Indiana's home has been disarmed by her meritorious virtue; her tears now bedew his eyes.
But Stael, following the lead of Walter Scott's lines in the first canto of Marmion memorializing Nelson, Pitt, and Fox, recasts such ancestral worship as a civic exercise of sentiment enacted within the walls of Westminster Abbey where "vous voyez les tombeaux de Pitt et de Fox a cote l'un de l'autre, et les memes larmes les arrosent" (543) ["you behold the tombs of Pitt and Fox beside each other, and the same tears bedew both" (673)]: