Bethink Be*think", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bethought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bethinking}.] [AS. be[thorn]encan; pref. be- + [thorn]encan to think. See {Think}.] To call to mind; to recall or bring to recollection, reflection, or consideration; to think; to consider; -- generally followed by a reflexive pronoun, often with of or that before the subject of thought. [1913 Webster]

I have bethought me of another fault. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The rest . . . may . . . bethink themselves, and recover. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

We bethink a means to break it off. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To recollect; remember; reflect. [1913 Webster]

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  • bethink — recollect, remind, *remember, recall, reminisce, mind …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • bethink — v. a. == ‘to bethink oneself’ of a thing. RG. 368, 458 …   Oldest English Words

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  • bethink — transitive verb (bethought; thinking) Date: before 12th century 1. a. remember, recall b. to cause (oneself) to be reminded 2. to cause (oneself) to consider …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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