beseffen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch beseffen, from Old Dutch *biseffen, from bi- +‎ *seffen. The latter part is from Proto-Germanic *sabjaną.

Verb[edit]

beseffen

  1. (transitive) 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.

Inflection[edit]
Inflection of beseffen (weak, prefixed)
infinitive beseffen
past singular besefte
past participle beseft
infinitive beseffen
gerund beseffen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular besef besefte
2nd person sing. (jij) beseft besefte
2nd person sing. (u) beseft besefte
2nd person sing. (gij) beseft besefte
3rd person singular beseft besefte
plural beseffen beseften
subjunctive sing.1 beseffe besefte
subjunctive plur.1 beseffen beseften
imperative sing. besef
imperative plur.1 beseft
participles beseffend beseft
1) Archaic.

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

beseffen

  1. Plural form of besef