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.

2.

To allow; to permit; to suffer.

[Obs.]

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

 

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