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- (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; [...]