(Be"som), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Besomed ] To sweep, as with a besom. [Archaic or Poetic] Cowper.
Rolls back all Greece, and besoms wide the plain.
(Be"som*er) n. One who uses a besom. [Archaic]
(Be*sort") v. t. To assort or be congruous with; to fit, or become. [Obs.]
Such men as may besort your age.
(Be*sort"), n. Befitting associates or attendants. [Obs.]
With such accommodation and besort
As levels with her breeding.
(Be*sot") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Besotted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Besotting.] To make sottish; to make
dull or stupid; to stupefy; to infatuate.
Fools besotted with their crimes.
(Be*sot"ted), a. Made sottish, senseless, or infatuated; characterized by drunken stupidity, or
by infatuation; stupefied. "Besotted devotion." Sir W. Scott. Be*sot"ted*ly, adv. Be*sot"ted*ness,
(Be*sot"ting*ly), adv. In a besotting manner.
(Be*sought") p. p. of Beseech.
(Be*span"gle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bespangled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bespangling ] To adorn
with spangles; to dot or sprinkle with something brilliant or glittering.
The grass . . . is all bespangled with dewdrops.
(Be*spat"ter) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bespattered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bespattering.]
1. To soil by spattering; to sprinkle, esp. with dirty water, mud, or anything which will leave foul spots or
2. To asperse with calumny or reproach.
Whom never faction could bespatter.
(Be*spawl") v. t. To daub, soil, or make foul with spawl or spittle. [Obs.] Milton.
(Be*speak") v. t. [imp. Bespoke Bespake (Archaic); p. p. Bespoke, Bespoken ; p. pr.
& vb. n. Bespeaking.] [OE. bispeken, AS. besprecan, to speak to, accuse; pref. be- + sprecan to
speak. See Speak.]
1. To speak or arrange for beforehand; to order or engage against a future time; as, to bespeak goods,
a right, or a favor.
Concluding, naturally, that to gratify his avarice was to bespeak his favor.
Sir W. Scott.
2. To show beforehand; to foretell; to indicate.
[They] bespoke dangers . . . in order to scare the allies.