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 the Appendix of 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 ?
Should her brother's aimless footsteps stray thitherward, and he but bend, one moment, over the deep, black tide, would he not bethink himself that here was the sure refuge within his reach, and that, with a single step, or the slightest overbalance of his body, he might be forever beyond his kinsman's gripe?
Let such bethink them, if the sleepy drench Of that forgetful Lake benumme not still, That in our proper motion we ascend Up to our native seat: descent and fall To us is adverse.
I see,'' said he, ``Sir Sluggish Knight, that thou art a man of prudence and of counsel; and moreover, I see that my poor monastic fare likes thee not, accustomed, perhaps, as thou hast been, to the license of courts and of camps, and the luxuries of cities; and now I bethink me, Sir Sluggard, that when the charitable keeper of this forest-walk left those dogs for my protection, and also those bundles of forage, he left me also some food, which, being unfit for my use, the very recollection of it had escaped me amid my more weighty meditations.
I have been in Palestine, Sir Clerk,'' said the knight, stopping short of a sudden, ``and I bethink me it is a custom there that every host who entertains a guest shall assure him of the wholesomeness of his food, by partaking of it along with him.
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.
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--"
Rodney completely, and he began to bethink him of all the passages in his paper which deserved to be called "suggestive.
At length Will, seeming to bethink himself, took up his hat, yet stood some moments irresolute.
Bethink ye how sad a thing it would be that the blood of the Redeemer should be spilled to no purpose.
Verily, many of them once lifted their legs like the dancer; to them winked the laughter of my wisdom:--then did they bethink themselves.