Etymology
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befriend (v.)
"act as a friend to," 1550s, from be- + friend (n.). Related: Befriended; befriending.
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bechance (v.)
"to happen, chance," 1520s, from be- + chance (v.). Related: Bechanced; bechancing.
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beseem (v.)
early 13c., "to seem; to be seemly," from be- + seem (v.). Related: Beseemed; beseeming.
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besiege (v.)
"lay siege to," c. 1300, from be- + siege. Related: Besieged; besieging.
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bepester (v.)
"plague, harass," c. 1600, from be- + pester (v.). Related: Bepestered; bepestering.
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bedim (v.)
"make dim, obscure, darken," 1560s, from be- + dim. Related: Bedimmed; bedimming.
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besot (v.)
"affect with a foolish manifestation," 1570s, from be- + sot. Related: Besotted; besotting.
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bespeckle (v.)
"to mark with spots," c. 1600, from be- + speckle. Related: Bespeckled; bespeckling.
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begird (v.)
Old English begyrdan "to gird, clothe; surround, fortify;" see be- + gird (v.). Related: Begirt.
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bespangle (v.)
"adorn with small, glittering objects," 1610s, from be- + spangle. Related: Bespangled; bespangling.
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