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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  2.  To  have  recourse  to  to  apply;  to  resort;  to  go  --  with  a 
  reflexive  pronoun. 
  They  betook  themselves  to  treaty  and  submission. 
  The  rest,  in  imitation,  to  like  arms  Betook  them 
  Whither  shall  I  betake  me  where  subsist?  --Milton. 
  3.  To  commend  or  intrust  to  to  commit  to  [Obs.]