Definitions

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  • v. To make a knight of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a knight of.
  • To address as a knight, or by the title Sir.

Etymologies

From be- +‎ knight. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • v. tran. - to hold in high esteem (esp. when inappropriately)

    I prefer the reflexive construction.

    EG:

    "There once was a man so beknighted
    that he never knew when he’d been slighted
    so he went to a party
    and ate just as hearty
    as if he’d been really invited"

    Retrieved from http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/534/beknighted/

    January 8, 2007