- (intransitive) To happen; chance.
- (transitive, archaic) To happen (to); befall to.
- 1594, Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece:
- Disturb his hours of rest with restless trances,
- Afflict him in his bed with bedrid groans;
- Let there bechance him pitiful mischances,
- To make him moan; but pity not his moans:
- Stone him with harden'd hearts, harder than stones
bechance (not comparable)