bedeem

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bidemen, equivalent to be- +‎ deem. Cognate with Danish bedømme (to judge, adjuducate, decide), Swedish bedöma (to judge).

Verb[edit]

bedeem (third-person singular simple present bedeems, present participle bedeeming, simple past and past participle bedeemed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To condemn.
  2. (transitive) To determine or decide the fate of; doom (one) to; sentence; forebode; foretell.
    • 2003, Simon Barker, Hilary Hinds, The Routledge anthology of Renaissance drama:
      God grant this vision bedeem me any good.