betrachten

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch betrachten (to look at, to observe), from Old Dutch *bitrahton. Equivalent to be- +‎ trachten.

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betrachten

  1. (transitive) to exercise or consider carefully
  2. (Belgium) to pursue
    Synonyms: nastreven, beogen

Usage notes[edit]

The verb in the meaning "to exercise carefully" is limited to a number of expressions, like:

  • zijn plicht betrachten - acquit oneself of one's duty
  • de nodige zorgvuldigheid betrachten - exercise due care

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of betrachten (weak, prefixed)
infinitive betrachten
past singular betrachtte
past participle betracht
infinitive betrachten
gerund betrachten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular betracht betrachtte
2nd person sing. (jij) betracht betrachtte
2nd person sing. (u) betracht betrachtte
2nd person sing. (gij) betracht betrachtte
3rd person singular betracht betrachtte
plural betrachten betrachtten
subjunctive sing.1 betrachte betrachtte
subjunctive plur.1 betrachten betrachtten
imperative sing. betracht
imperative plur.1 betracht
participles betrachtend betracht
1) Archaic.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German betrahten from Old High German bitrahtōn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /bəˈtʁaχtən/, [bəˈtʁaχtn̩]

Verb[edit]

betrachten (third-person singular simple present betrachtet, past tense betrachtete, past participle betrachtet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to look (at)
  2. to look, to consider (at)
  3. to regard, to consider, look upon (something)

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