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.
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bedew

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

(bɪˈdu, -ˈdyu)

v.t.
to wet with or as if with dew.
[1300–50]
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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References in classic literature ?
There are bosoms on which so many tears have been shed that I cannot bedew them with mine.
No; without a gown, in a shift that was somewhat of the coarsest, and none of the cleanest, bedewed likewise with some odoriferous effluvia, the produce of the day's labour, with a pitchfork in her hand, Molly Seagrim approached.
Hard and reprobate as the godless man seemed now, there had been a time when he had been rocked on the bosom of a mother,--cradled with prayers and pious hymns,--his now seared brow bedewed with the waters of holy baptism.
Jo's breath gave out here, and wrapping her head in the paper, she bedewed her little story with a few natural tears, for to be independent and earn the praise of those she loved were the dearest wishes of her heart, and this seemed to be the first step toward that happy end.
I bedewed his grave with my tears, worked a bar sinister on his family escutcheon, and, for the general expenses of his funeral, sent in my very moderate bill to the transcendentalists.
He tore the golden brooches that upheld Her queenly robes, upraised them high and smote Full on his eye-balls, uttering words like these: "No more shall ye behold such sights of woe, Deeds I have suffered and myself have wrought; Henceforward quenched in darkness shall ye see Those ye should ne'er have seen; now blind to those Whom, when I saw, I vainly yearned to know." Such was the burden of his moan, whereto, Not once but oft, he struck with his hand uplift His eyes, and at each stroke the ensanguined orbs Bedewed his beard, not oozing drop by drop, But one black gory downpour, thick as hail.
Soft tears again bedewed my cheeks, and I even raised my humid eyes with thankfulness towards the blessed sun, which bestowed such joy upon me.
The young prince sighed deeply as he looked upon the countenance of the majestic swine; he thought of his royal father, and his eyes were bedewed with tears.
The old man rose from his bed: his forehead bedewed with the cold sweat of fear: and, bending before the child as if she had been an angel messenger sent to lead him where she would, made ready to follow her.
It was dusk when she got home, and as she sat in the firelight eating her bread and milk, several tears bedewed the little rolls, and even the home honey had a bitter taste.
"Oh, sir," said Caderousse, putting out one hand timidly, and with the other wiping away the perspiration which bedewed his brow, -- "Oh, sir, do not make a jest of the happiness or despair of a man."
But the man's face was all bedewed with the sweat of fright, and never again, I wot, was he found so close to Sherwood Forest as he had been this day.