befassen

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be- +‎ fassen

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befassen (third-person singular simple present befasst, past tense befasste, past participle befasst, auxiliary haben)

  1. (reflexive, with preposition: mit) To attend to, to deal with, to engage oneself in, to delve into
    Synonyms: beschäftigen, auseinandersetzen
  2. (transitive, officialese) to give someone the task to deal with something
    Synonym: betrauen
  3. (regional, transitive) to touch
    Synonym: anfassen

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