bethought

[bih-thawt]
verb
simple past tense and past participle of bethink.
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bethink

[bih-thingk]
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:
before 1000; Middle English bethenken, Old English bethencan. See be-, think1

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bethink (bɪˈθɪŋk)
 
vb (often foll by of) , -thinks, -thinking, -thought
1.  to cause (oneself) to consider or meditate
2.  to remind (oneself)

bethought (bɪˈθɔːt)
 
vb
the past tense and past participle of bethink

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bethink
reflexive verb, O.E. beþencan "to consider," from be- + þencan "to think" (see think).
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Example sentences
The sun had risen high when she bethought herself to turn.
The dissipation by precipitation can bethought as proceeding in two steps.
Cryopreservation can bethought of as either a primary or a secondary storage
  form.
Feedback runs can bethought of as simulating one type of click-based system.
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