beseffen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *biseffen, from Proto-Germanic *bi- + *sabjaną. Equivalent to be- +‎ unattested *seffen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

beseffen (past singular besefte, past participle beseft)

  1. to realize

Usage notes[edit]

Beseffen is not reflexive, but occasionally it is wrongly used reflexively: zich beseffen. This is probably a contamination of zich realiseren (to realize), with the same meaning, but reflexive.

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

beseffen

  1. Plural form of besef