beteem

Beteem

Be*teem"\, v. t. [Pref. be- + an old verb teem to be fitting; cf. D. betamen to beseem, G. ziemen, Goth. gatiman, and E. tame. See Tame, a.]

1. To give; to bestow; to grant; to accord; to consent. [Obs.] --Spenser. Milton.

2. To allow; to permit; to suffer. [Obs.]

So loving to my mother, That he might not beteem the winds of heaven Visit her face too roughly. --Shak.
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