bethink

verb

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

transitive verb

1
b
: to cause (oneself) to be reminded
2
: to cause (oneself) to consider

Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of bethink was before the 12th century

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“Bethink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bethink. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

bethink

verb
be·​think bi-ˈthiŋk How to pronounce bethink (audio)
bethought -ˈthȯt How to pronounce bethink (audio) ; bethinking
1
b
: to cause (oneself) to be reminded
2
: to cause (oneself) to consider

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