bethink


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be·think

 (bĭ-thĭngk′)
v. be·thought (-thôt′), be·think·ing, be·thinks
v.tr.
1. To cause (oneself) to reflect on or consider.
2. To remind (oneself); remember.
v.intr. Archaic
To meditate; ponder.

[Middle English bithinken, from Old English bethencan; see tong- in Indo-European roots.]

bethink

(bɪˈθɪŋk)
vb, -thinks, -thinking or -thought
1. to cause (oneself) to consider or meditate
2. (often foll by: of) to remind (oneself)

be•think

(bɪˈθɪŋk)

v.t. -thought, -think•ing.
1. to cause (oneself) to consider.
2. to remind (oneself).
3. to recall.
[before 1000]

bethink


Past participle: bethought
Gerund: bethinking

Imperative
bethink
bethink
Present
I bethink
you bethink
he/she/it bethinks
we bethink
you bethink
they bethink
Preterite
I bethought
you bethought
he/she/it bethought
we bethought
you bethought
they bethought
Present Continuous
I am bethinking
you are bethinking
he/she/it is bethinking
we are bethinking
you are bethinking
they are bethinking
Present Perfect
I have bethought
you have bethought
he/she/it has bethought
we have bethought
you have bethought
they have bethought
Past Continuous
I was bethinking
you were bethinking
he/she/it was bethinking
we were bethinking
you were bethinking
they were bethinking
Past Perfect
I had bethought
you had bethought
he/she/it had bethought
we had bethought
you had bethought
they had bethought
Future
I will bethink
you will bethink
he/she/it will bethink
we will bethink
you will bethink
they will bethink
Future Perfect
I will have bethought
you will have bethought
he/she/it will have bethought
we will have bethought
you will have bethought
they will have bethought
Future Continuous
I will be bethinking
you will be bethinking
he/she/it will be bethinking
we will be bethinking
you will be bethinking
they will be bethinking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bethinking
you have been bethinking
he/she/it has been bethinking
we have been bethinking
you have been bethinking
they have been bethinking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bethinking
you will have been bethinking
he/she/it will have been bethinking
we will have been bethinking
you will have been bethinking
they will have been bethinking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bethinking
you had been bethinking
he/she/it had been bethinking
we had been bethinking
you had been bethinking
they had been bethinking
Conditional
I would bethink
you would bethink
he/she/it would bethink
we would bethink
you would bethink
they would bethink
Past Conditional
I would have bethought
you would have bethought
he/she/it would have bethought
we would have bethought
you would have bethought
they would have bethought
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bethink - cause oneself to consider somethingbethink - cause oneself to consider something
2.bethink - consider or ponder something carefullybethink - consider or ponder something carefully; "She bethought her of their predicament"
meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, chew over, think over, excogitate, reflect, ruminate, speculate, contemplate - reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"

bethink

verb
To renew an image or thought in the mind:
Translations

bethink

[bɪˈθɪŋk] (bethought (pt, pp)) VT (liter) to bethink o.s. ofacordarse de

bethink

pret, ptp <bethought>
vr (liter, obs) to bethink oneself of something/that …etw bedenken/bedenken, dass …
References in classic literature ?
Verily, many of them once lifted their legs like the dancer; to them winked the laughter of my wisdom:--then did they bethink themselves.
This caused the Frenchman to bethink him of playing the coward.
Nay, good Little John," said Robin hastily, "I do bethink me I have said full enough on that score.
But now I bethink me, thou didst also seem minded to make a jest of the rain that threatened last night; so--"
Our minds will play us strange pranks, and bethink you that these words of the Lady Tiphaine Du Guesclin have wrought upon us and shaken us.
I had inherited considerable wealth from my parents, and being young and foolish I at first squandered it recklessly upon every kind of pleasure, but presently, finding that riches speedily take to themselves wings if managed as badly as I was managing mine, and remembering also that to be old and poor is misery indeed, I began to bethink me of how I could make the best of what still remained to me.
Being in bed, he did bethink himself, And coming down, he found the doors unshut.
Deciding to kill his wife, Othello sees Desdemona half-asleep and first suggests, "If you bethink yourself of any crime / Unreconciled as yet to heaven and grace, / Solicit for it straight" (5.
In a comparable Homeric scene, Ajax exhorts his fellow Achaeans, whose resolve is weakening in the face of a Trojan onslaught, to "be men, my friends, and bethink you of furious might" (Iliad 15.
Thou, bethink thee, art A guest for queens to social pageantries, With gages from a hundred brighter eyes Than tears even can make mine, to ply thy part Of chief musician.
No one can bethink his writings to be subliminal and no vitriolic attack on his genius will ever be able to knock him off his power pyramid.
We must bethink ourselves and reflect upon the structure of human action.