Betaken
Betake Be*take", v. t. [imp. {Betook}; p. p. {Betaken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betaking}.] [Pref. be- + take.] 1. To take or seize. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To have recourse to; to apply; to resort; to go; -- with a reflexive pronoun. [1913 Webster]

They betook themselves to treaty and submission. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

The rest, in imitation, to like arms Betook them. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Whither shall I betake me, where subsist? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To commend or intrust to; to commit to. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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