Definition of bethink in English:


Syllabification: be·think
Pronunciation: /biˈTHiNGk

verb (past and past participle bethought)

(bethink oneself) formal or archaic
Think on reflection; come to think: he bethought himself of the verse from the Book of Proverbs [with clause]: the council bethought itself that this plan would leave room for future expansion
More example sentences
  • Verily, many of them once lifted their legs like the dancer; to them winked the laughter of my wisdom: - then did they bethink themselves.
  • I know not whether these ancestors of mine bethought themselves to repent, and ask pardon of Heaven for their cruelties; or whether they are now groaning under the heavy consequences of them, in another state of being.
  • I bethought myself to ask the rider whither - and I a mere beast!


Old English bithencan (see be-, think).

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