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begot past tense and a past participle of beget.
begotten a past participle of beget.
begrime to soil with or as though with grime; make grimy.
begrudge to enviously disapprove of the enjoyment or good fortune of (someone). [2 definitions]
beg the question to assume as true a conclusion to an argument and then present that conclusion as proof.
beguile to deceive or cheat by using guile. [3 definitions]
Beguine a member of a lay Roman Catholic sisterhood of the Netherlands, first established in the twelfth century, that allowed women to keep their private property and revoke their vows whenever they wished.
beguine a dance of Martinique with a bolero rhythm, or the music for such a dance.
begum a high-ranking Muslim woman, often a widow.
begun past participle of begin.
behalf support; aid (prec. by in or on and fol. by of). [2 definitions]
behave to act or function in a certain way. [3 definitions]
behavior the actions and reactions of a group, person, animal, or thing, either characteristically or under specific circumstances. [2 definitions]
behavioral of or concerning the behavior of a person, animal, or other organism.
behavioral science a social science such as psychology, anthropology, or sociology that examines the way humans act as individuals or in groups, often to reveal recurrent patterns or general truths.
behaviorism in psychology, the doctrine that observable behavior, rather than mental events or consciousness, gives the only valid evidence for study, and that environmental influences predominate in human psychological development.
behaviour a spelling of behavior used in Canada and Britain. See behavior for more information.
behead to cut off the head of, usu. as a means of execution.
beheld past tense and past participle of behold.
behemoth a huge beast, perhaps a hippopotamus, mentioned in the Book of Job in the Old Testament. [2 definitions]
behest an order or command. [2 definitions]