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Definition of "bethink" [be•think]

  • To cause (oneself) to reflect on or consider. (verb-transitive)
  • To remind (oneself); remember. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To meditate; ponder. (verb-intransitive)

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 "bethink" in a sentence
  • ""But you," I demanded hotly; "you with your orgies of sound and sense, with your mad cities and madder frolics — bethink you that you win?""
  • "I am not so void of sense; bethink thee, I shall go through this as well, when I lead the maiden from the chamber to the sound of the marriage-hymn; wherefore I chide thee not; but custom will combine with time to make the smart grow less."
  • "Consider thyself, Hereward, and bethink thee what thou art."