Be*take" (?), v. t. [imp. Betook (#); p. p. Betaken (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Betaking.] [Pref. be- + take.]
To take or seize.
To have recourse to; to apply; to resort; to go; -- with a reflexive pronoun.
They betook themselves to treaty and submission.
The rest, in imitation, to like arms
Whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
To commend or intrust to; to commit to.
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