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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 ?
The same secludedness and isolation to which the schoolmaster whale betakes himself in his advancing years, is true of all aged Sperm Whales.
but supposing the invader of domestic bliss to betake himself away at the first rush of the harem's lord, then is it very diverting to watch that lord.
The ploughman upon the first appearance of it unyokes his oxen, and betakes himself with them into covert.
Thou speakest not amiss, Sancho," answered Don Quixote, "but before that point is reached it is requisite to roam the world, as it were on probation, seeking adventures, in order that, by achieving some, name and fame may be acquired, such that when he betakes himself to the court of some great monarch the knight may be already known by his deeds, and that the boys, the instant they see him enter the gate of the city, may all follow him and surround him, crying, 'This is the Knight of the Sun'-or the Serpent, or any other title under which he may have achieved great deeds.
The hieroglyph deserts the cathedral, and betakes itself to blazoning the donjon keep, in order to lend prestige to feudalism.
Next moment he is reassured by the spirited tone in which Arthur begins construing, and betakes himself to drawing dogs' heads in his notebook, while the master, evidently enjoying the change, turns his back on the middle bench and stands before Arthur, beating a sort of time with his hand and foot, and saying; "Yes, yes," "Very well," as Arthur goes on.
Crisparkle, Minor Canon and good man, lately 'Coach' upon the chief Pagan high roads, but since promoted by a patron (grateful for a well-taught son) to his present Christian beat; betakes himself to the gatehouse, on his way home to his early tea.
He commanded the youth to betake himself to the camp.
His second object was to provide beforehand for destroying all traces of the destination to which he might betake himself when he left Aldborough on the wedding-day.
What you ask is impossible," she answered; "but stay here with me instead, and we can be happy, and all you will have to do is to betake yourself to the forest every tenth day, when I am expecting my master the genius.
Often of a long winter's evening we would first have tea at the big round table, and then betake ourselves to our work; the while that, to amuse the child and to keep her out of mischief, the old lady would set herself to tell stories.
1-7) Let us betake us to the house fo some man of great power, -- one who bears great power and is greatly prosperous always.