Be- Vocabulary Words Quiz

Based on the definitions, guess these words that start with the letters "be".
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Last updated: September 4, 2018
First submittedMarch 30, 2010
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Definition
Word
Decapitate
Behead
Have faith in
Believe
Start
Begin
Antonym of after
Before
To surround with armed forces
Besiege
To cast a spell upon
Bewitch
To become a pal of
Befriend
Engaged
Betrothed
One's posterior
Behind
To give an inheritance to
Bequeath
Definition
Word
To hold the other end of a climber's rope
Belay
Not on time, as in a birthday celebration
Belated
Fathered, in the biblical way of speaking
Begat
To be disloyal
Betray
To implore; beg
Beseech
To scold vehemently
Berate
In a state of grief after losing a loved one
Bereaved
To decorate with precious stones
Bejewel
To pollute; to contaminate
Befoul
Custom tailored
Bespoke
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Level 74
May 12, 2013
Enjoyed this quiz thanks
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Level 78
Feb 20, 2014
Berate...dang, all I could think about was belittle.
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Level 76
Mar 15, 2014
To scold vehemently can also be to belittle.
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Level ∞
Aug 27, 2018
Okay
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Level 60
Apr 20, 2020
No, to belittle has nothing to do with either scolding or vehemence. Quizmaster was correct.

However, I struggled to insert besuddle in four different spellings; in my mind this fits definition for contaminate, pollute; perhaps even more closely than befoul.

Please don't belittle me if I am wrong.

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Level 73
May 27, 2014
What about "beset" for "besiege"?
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Level 45
Jun 17, 2014
Got them all except "belay". Don't know much about mountain climbing.... Good quiz! Thanks!
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Level 55
Jul 21, 2015
Is it bad that I got about half these words without looking at the clues? I just thought of as many words as I could beforehand that had be- as a prefix and a lot of them were on here. Good quiz though
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Level 81
Oct 17, 2015
I like the word "bespoke".
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Level 77
Dec 26, 2018
I'd never heard that word until it appeared on this site, but since then I've heard it numerous times on TV - they were mostly British shows, but not all of them. I looked it up on Wikipedia and it supports my experience. In America we used the word custom rather than bespoke, but its usage has increased in the 21st century, mostly for marketing everything from water to yoga to insurance policies. According to William Safire it's due to the "snob appeal" of the word, and an article in The Independent says it's all about the new American thing of setting one's self apart rather than being part of the collective. I find it interesting that a single, borrowed word can represent a new direction or thinking for a large group of people. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bespoke
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Level 60
Sep 14, 2022
To add, in the UK we use both bespoke and custom, and exactly like you say, bespoke refers to a higher class product.

Bespoke suit vs custom car, for example

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Level 73
Jul 8, 2019
I learned this word from house flipping shows. They use it all the time for custom made items in houses.
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Level 74
Jan 23, 2022
I find it annoying, like the word "artisanal"
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Level 64
Jun 16, 2016
Really fun! Beguile and begrudge would make nice additions.
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Level 79
Nov 14, 2016
Thank you for accepting bereft.
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Level 61
Jan 23, 2018
couldn't Fathered also be "Beared" or Bear ?

As a couple Bears new youngsters into their family?

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Level 92
Aug 27, 2018
To bear children means to give birth, which only women do, and the past tense would be bore, not beared.
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Level 72
Aug 27, 2018
I cannot believe that was unfamiliar with that definition of bespoke!
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Level 82
Aug 28, 2018
I like that the clue for beseech is "beg", which is also a "be-" word!
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Level 84
Aug 28, 2018
To decorate with worthless plastic: Bedazzle
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Level ∞
Aug 28, 2018
Wish I had thought of that one!
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Level 75
Sep 3, 2018
that's all i could think of. can it be added please?
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Level 77
Dec 26, 2018
That was my first thought for the precious stones clue, then wondered how I could be so silly.
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Level 69
Apr 22, 2019
I tried that one at first...
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Level 61
Feb 10, 2022
A Child of the 70's I see (The Bedazzler reference)
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Level 71
Aug 28, 2018
I think 'Bequest' should be good for 'inheritance'.
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Level 83
Aug 28, 2018
The OED has it listed (but as obsolete).
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Level 78
Dec 27, 2018
Same as bequeath. Bequest is still used sometimes in will writing for the giving of personal property. I'd say Bequest is a noun and bequeath is a verb.
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Level 74
Aug 31, 2018
I tried 'beleaguer', where it expected 'besiege'. I think that should definitely work.
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Level 73
Oct 7, 2018
Beguile for cast a spell?
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Level 53
Nov 27, 2018
I get that "bejewel" is the word, and it's a real word, but I got hung up on "bedazzle" and couldn't think of it.
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Level 67
Dec 3, 2018
I agree, I think bequest should be accepted.
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2018
How about accepting bestow?
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2018
Ok, bestow does have to be from somebody that dies I guess. Maybe besotten is a good one for the quiz? First thing that came to mind, eventhough I had no idea what it meant. (I do now, I guess it comes from the same root as verzot ((be)-sotten (ver)-zot). And maybe even bezatten is related, but has a bit different meaning)
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Level 65
Dec 26, 2018
Is Bequest not good enough for Bequeath?
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Level 59
Dec 31, 2018
Alternate for contaminate clue - bespoil.
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Level 66
Jan 14, 2019
Bespell for cast a spell upon could also be considered as an alternative...
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Level 67
Apr 20, 2020
How about besmear alongside befoul?
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Level 59
Aug 3, 2021
I know beseech and half the others because of being forced to act out Shakespeare in school