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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 …
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