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Definition of "betake" [be•take]

  • To cause (oneself) to go or move. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To commit. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "betake" in a sentence
  • "If you endeavor to approach these bird in their haunts, they betake themselves to flight."
  • "It is a sign of our times, conspicuous to the coarsest observer, that many intelligent and religious persons withdraw themselves from the common labors and competitions of the market and the caucus, and betake themselves to a certain solitary and critical way of living, from which no solid fruit has yet appeared to justify their separation."
  • "I betake myself to Allah for refuge from the accursed Satan."