Beteem
Beteem Be*teem", v. t. [Pref. be- + an old verb teem to be fitting; cf. D. betamen to beseem, G. ziemen, Goth. gatiman, and E. tame. See {Tame}, a.] 1. To give; to bestow; to grant; to accord; to consent. [Obs.] --Spenser. Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To allow; to permit; to suffer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

So loving to my mother, That he might not beteem the winds of heaven Visit her face too roughly. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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