What does bethink mean?

bethink meaning in General Dictionary

To think to recollect to think about

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  • To call in your thoughts to remember or provide recollection representation or consideration to believe to consider generally speaking accompanied by a reflexive pronoun usually with of or that ahead of the topic of idea
  • consider or ponder one thing carefully
  • cause yourself to take into account one thing
  • To call in your thoughts; to recall or provide recollection, reflection, or consideration; to consider; to consider; -- typically followed by a reflexive pronoun, usually with of or that ahead of the topic of thought.
  • to imagine; to recollect; to consider.

bethink meaning in Etymology Dictionary

reflexive verb, Old English be


bethink meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To phone in your thoughts; to remember or provide recollection, representation, or consideration; to consider; to think about; -- typically followed closely by a reflexive pronoun, usually with of or that ahead of the topic of thought.

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  • (v. i.) to believe; to reflect upon; to consider.

Sentence Examples with the word bethink

But I had not proceeded far, when I began to bethink me that the Captain with whom I was to sail yet remained unseen by me; though, indeed, in many cases, a whale-ship will be completely fitted out, and receive all her crew on board, ere the captain makes himself visible by arriving to take command; for sometimes these voyages are so prolonged, and the shore intervals at home so exceedingly brief, that if the captain have a family, or any absorbing concernment of that sort, he does not trouble himself much about his ship in port, but leaves her to the owners till all is ready for sea.

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