bethink

verb
be·​think | \ bi-ˈthiŋk How to pronounce bethink (audio) , bē- \
bethought\ bi-​ˈthȯt How to pronounce bethought (audio) , bē-​ \; bethinking

Definition of bethink

transitive verb

b : to cause (oneself) to be reminded
2 : to cause (oneself) to consider

First Known Use of bethink

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Bethink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bethink. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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