from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause (oneself) to go or move.
- transitive v. Archaic To commit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To beteach.
- v. To take over to; take across (to); deliver.
- v. To commend or entrust to; to commit to.
- v. To take oneself.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To take or seize.
- transitive v. To have recourse to; to apply; to resort; to go; -- with a reflexive pronoun.
- transitive v. To commend or intrust to; to commit to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To seize; take hold of; take.
- Reflexively, to take one's self (to); repair; resort; have recourse.
- To take one's self.
- Same as beteach.
Middle English bitaken : bi-, be- + taken, to take; see take.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English betaken, bitaken, in form equivalent to be- + take, however, in sense from betæcen, betechen ("to beteach"). More at beteach. (Wiktionary)
From be- + take. Cognate with Danish betage ("to take, deprive, cut off"), Swedish betaka ("to take, deprive, cut off"). (Wiktionary)