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bethink

[bih-thingk] /bɪˈθɪŋk/
verb (used with object), bethought, bethinking.
1.
to think; consider (used reflexively):
He bethought himself a moment.
2.
to remind (oneself):
to bethink oneself of family obligations.
3.
to remember; recall (used reflexively):
She lives in the past now, bethinking herself of happier days.
4.
to determine; resolve:
Under the circumstances I could not otherwise bethink me.
5.
Archaic. to bear in mind; remember.
verb (used without object), bethought, bethinking.
6.
Archaic. to consider; meditate.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English bethenken, Old English bethencan. See be-, think1
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bethink

/bɪˈθɪŋk/
verb (archaic or dialect) -thinks, -thinking, -thought
1.
to cause (oneself) to consider or meditate
2.
(transitive) often foll by of. to remind (oneself)
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Word Origin and History for bethink
v.

reflexive verb, Old English beþencan "to consider," from be- + þencan "to think" (see think). Related: Bethought.

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