Etymology
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bewail (v.)

"to mourn aloud," c. 1300, from be- + wail (v.). Related: Bewailed; bewailing.

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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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besiege (v.)

"lay siege to," c. 1300, from be- + siege. Related: Besieged; besieging.

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befriend (v.)

"act as a friend to," 1550s, from be- + friend (n.). Related: Befriended; befriending.

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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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befool (v.)

"make a fool of," late 14c., from be- + fool (n.). Related: Befooled; befooling.

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bespangle (v.)

"adorn with small, glittering objects," 1610s, from be- + spangle. Related: Bespangled; bespangling.

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bedight (v.)

"equip, furnish" (archaic), c. 1400, from be- + dight (q.v.). Related: Bedighted; bedighting.

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