worthen

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From worth +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

worthen (third-person singular simple present worthens, present participle worthening, simple past and past participle worthened)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To give worth to; value; make or become worth or worthy; appraise.
    • 1894, George Egerton, Discords:
      Woman has cheapened herself body and soul through ignorant innocence, she must learn to worthen herself by all-seeing knowledge.
    • 1898, George Egerton, The wheel of God:
      Then one day — God! how that day worthens all the other days! — he took me, and told me that he loved me — me, poor, plain, ignorant, ugly [...]
    • 1968, Bit International:
      Others however, have been retained and even worthened.

Etymology 2[edit]

From worth (to become).

Verb[edit]

worthen

  1. past participle of worth.