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be·take

 (bĭ-tāk′)
tr.v. be·took (-to͝ok′), be·tak·en (-tā′kən), be·tak·ing, be·takes
1. To cause (oneself) to go or move.
2. Archaic To commit.

[Middle English bitaken : bi-, be- + taken, to take; see take.]

betake

(bɪˈteɪk)
vb (tr) , -takes, -taking, -took or -taken
1. betake oneself to go; move
2. archaic to apply (oneself) to

be•take

(bɪˈteɪk)

v.t. -took, -tak•en, -tak•ing.
1. to cause (oneself) to go.
2. Archaic. to devote (oneself) to.
[1175–1225]

betake


Past participle: betaken
Gerund: betaking

Imperative
betake
betake
Present
I betake
you betake
he/she/it betakes
we betake
you betake
they betake
Preterite
I betook
you betook
he/she/it betook
we betook
you betook
they betook
Present Continuous
I am betaking
you are betaking
he/she/it is betaking
we are betaking
you are betaking
they are betaking
Present Perfect
I have betaken
you have betaken
he/she/it has betaken
we have betaken
you have betaken
they have betaken
Past Continuous
I was betaking
you were betaking
he/she/it was betaking
we were betaking
you were betaking
they were betaking
Past Perfect
I had betaken
you had betaken
he/she/it had betaken
we had betaken
you had betaken
they had betaken
Future
I will betake
you will betake
he/she/it will betake
we will betake
you will betake
they will betake
Future Perfect
I will have betaken
you will have betaken
he/she/it will have betaken
we will have betaken
you will have betaken
they will have betaken
Future Continuous
I will be betaking
you will be betaking
he/she/it will be betaking
we will be betaking
you will be betaking
they will be betaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been betaking
you have been betaking
he/she/it has been betaking
we have been betaking
you have been betaking
they have been betaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been betaking
you will have been betaking
he/she/it will have been betaking
we will have been betaking
you will have been betaking
they will have been betaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been betaking
you had been betaking
he/she/it had been betaking
we had been betaking
you had been betaking
they had been betaking
Conditional
I would betake
you would betake
he/she/it would betake
we would betake
you would betake
they would betake
Past Conditional
I would have betaken
you would have betaken
he/she/it would have betaken
we would have betaken
you would have betaken
they would have betaken
Translations

betake

[bɪˈteɪk] (betook (pt) (betaken (pp))) VT (liter) to betake o.s. todirigirse a, trasladarse a

betake

pret <betook>, ptp <betaken>
vr (old, hum)sich begeben
References in classic literature ?
As one of her nearest kindred, she had naturally betaken herself to Hepzibah, with no idea of forcing herself on her cousin's protection, but only for a visit of a week or two, which might be indefinitely extended, should it prove for the happiness of both.
Bygrave and his family had betaken themselves, and he was perfectly ignorant of the number of days over which their absence might be expected to extend.
Hitherto she had steadily borne up against the pressure of her malady, and had not betaken herself finally to bed; but, on the closing in of the evening of my arrival at the house, she succumbed (as her brother told me at night with inexpressible agitation) to the prostrating power of the destroyer; and I learned that the glimpse I had obtained of her person would thus probably be the last I should obtain--that the lady, at least while living, would be seen by me no more.
No; far from wishing to learn whither he has betaken himself, I should shun the possibility of meeting him as I would a wild beast.
Aramis affected a laugh, to divert the attention of certain curious listeners, and perceiving that Athos had betaken himself to the embrasure of a window and remained there, he proceeded to join him, throwing out a few words carelessly as he moved through the room.
Charley had already exhausted the less eager activity of the other children; and they had betaken themselves to occupations that did not admit of his companionship.
But if, in the reaction of disgust, I have betaken myself to a fishy eye, there has been a surprising similarity of result.
These hordes of villains being broken up and dispersed, Rose had betaken himself to the wilderness, and associated himself with the Crows, whose predatory habits were congenial with his own, had married a woman of the tribe, and, in short, had identified himself with those vagrant savages.
So long as he was in actual professional practice the records of his successes were of some practical value to him, but since he has definitely retired from London and betaken himself to study and bee-farming on the Sussex Downs, notoriety has become hateful to him, and he has peremptorily requested that his wishes in this matter should be strictly observed.
He had made his inquiries; and had then betaken himself for additional information, to the letter which he had picked up from the parlor floor at Craig Fernie
They had betaken themselves to their work; I, less to divert my mind than to deprecate conversation, had provided myself with a book.
In the little German watering-place to which the Shtcherbatskys had betaken themselves, as in all places indeed where people are gathered together, the usual process, as it were, of the crystallization of society went on, assigning to each member of that society a definite and unalterable place.