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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Betake \Be*take"\, v. t. [imp. Betook; p. p. Betaken; p. pr. & vb. n. Betaking.] [Pref. be- + take.] 1. To take or seize. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To have recourse to; to apply; to resort; to go; -- with a reflexive pronoun. [1913 Webster] They betook themselves to treaty and submission. --Burke. [1913 Webster] The rest, in imitation, to like arms Betook them. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Whither shall I betake me, where subsist? --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To commend or intrust to; to commit to. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]