besmile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ smile.

Verb[edit]

besmile ‎(third-person singular simple present besmiles, present participle besmiling, simple past and past participle besmiled)

  1. (transitive) To smile at; give or show a smile to.
    • 1857, Charles Bagot Cayley, Psyche's interludes - Page 92:
      "[...] Death's sting he felt, who touched our belt; O Love, didst thou besmile me?"
    • 1885, Ontario. Legislative Assembly, Sessional papers - Legislature of the Province of Ontario:
      [...] as to whether it would be to allow this matter to pass, as it did in the case of Awrey, without any evidence — simply to besmile it away; [...]

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