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The BE Words

2010 August 10
by admin

BE is a great pre­fix. Funny how words like BEFUDDLE are famil­iar (but their roots are not: FUDDLE). These are just really cool words (206 of them):

BLOODto stain with blood (the fluid cir­cu­lated by the heart) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BEBLOODto cover with blood [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
CALMfree from agi­ta­tion [adj CALMER, CALMEST] : CALMLY [adv], to make calm (free from agi­ta­tion) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BECALMto make calm (free from agi­ta­tion) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
CAPto pro­vide with a cap (a type of head cov­er­ing) [v CAPPED, CAPPING, CAPS] */ehos
BECAPto put a cap on [v –CAPPED, –CAPPING, –CAPS] */s
CARPETto cover a floor with a heavy fab­ric [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BECARPETto cover with a car­pet [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
CHALKto mark with chalk (a soft lime­stone) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BECHALKto cover with chalk [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–CHANCEto risk (to expose to a risk (a chance of injury or loss)) [v CHANCED, CHANCING, CHANCES] */dlrs
BECHANCEto befall (to hap­pen to) [v –CHANCED, –CHANCING, –CHANCES] */ds
–CHARM–to attract irre­sistibly [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BECHARMto hold under a spell [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
CLAMORto make loud out­cries [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BECLAMORto clamor loudly [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
CLASPto embrace tightly [v CLASPED, CLASPT, CLASPING, CLASPS] */st
BECLASPto embrace (to hug (to clasp tightly in the arms)) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
CLOAKto con­ceal (to keep from sight or dis­cov­ery) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BECLOAKto place a cloak on [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–CLOGto block up or obstruct [v CLOGGED, CLOGGING, CLOGS] */s
BECLOGto clog thor­oughly [v –CLOGGED, –CLOGGING, –CLOGS] */s
CLOTHE–to pro­vide with cloth­ing [v CLOTHED, CLAD, CLOTHING, CLOTHES] */ds
BECLOTHEto clothe (to pro­vide with cloth­ing) [v –CLOTHED, –CLOTHING, –CLOTHES] */ds
–CLOUDto cover with clouds (masses of vis­i­ble vapor) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BECLOUDto make cloudy (over­cast with clouds) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–CLOWNto act like a clown (a humor­ous per­former) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BECLOWNto cause to appear ridicu­lous [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
COMEto move toward some­thing or some­one [v CAME, COMING, COMES or COMETH] */rst
BECOMEto come to be [v –CAME, –COMING, –COMES] */s
COWARDone who lacks courage [n –S] */s
BECOWARDto accuse of cow­ardice [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
CRAWL–to move with the body on or near the ground [v –ED, –ING, –S] s/sy
BECRAWLto crawl over [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–CRIMEa vio­la­tion of the law [n –S] */s
BECRIMEto make guilty of a crime [v –CRIMED, –CRIMING, –CRIMES] */ds
CROWD–to press into an insuf­fi­cient space [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BECROWDto crowd closely [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–CRUST–to form a crust (a hard­ened outer sur­face) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BECRUSTto cover with a crust [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
CUDGELto beat with a heavy club [v –ELED, –ELING, –ELS or –ELLED, –ELLING, –ELS] */s
BECUDGELto cud­gel thor­oughly [v –GELLED, –GELLING, –GELS or –GELED, –GELING, –GELS] */s
CURSE–to wish evil upon [v CURSED, CURST, CURSING, CURSES] */drs
BECURSEto curse severely [v –CURSED or –CURST, –CURSING, –CURSES] */ds
DABBLEto splash (to scat­ter a liq­uid about) [v –BLED, –BLING, –BLES] */drs
BEDABBLEto soil (to make dirty (unclean (clean))) [v –BLED, –BLING, –BLES] */ds
DAMN–to curse (to wish evil upon) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEDAMNto swear at [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
DARKENto make dark (hav­ing lit­tle or no light) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEDARKENto darken (to make dark (hav­ing lit­tle or no light)) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
DAUBto smear (to spread with a sticky, greasy, or dirty sub­stance) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */esy
BEDAUBto besmear (to smear over) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
DAZZLEto blind by bright light [v –ZLED, –ZLING, –ZLES] */drs
BEDAZZLEto con­fuse (to mix up men­tally) [v –ZLED, –ZLING, –ZLES] */ds
DEAFENto make deaf (lack­ing the sense of hear­ing) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEDEAFENto deafen (to make deaf (lack­ing the sense of hear­ing)) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
DECKto adorn (to add some­thing to for the pur­pose of mak­ing more attrac­tive) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEDECKto clothe with fin­ery [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–DEVILto pre­pare food with pun­gent sea­son­ing [v –ILED, –ILING, –ILS or –ILLED, –ILLING, –ILS] */s
BEDEVILto harass (to bother per­sis­tently) [v –ILED, –ILING, –ILS or –ILLED, –ILLING, –ILS] */s
DEW–to wet with dew (con­densed mois­ture) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BEDEWto wet with dew [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
DIAPERto put a dia­per (a baby’s breech­cloth) on [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEDIAPERto orna­ment with a kind of design [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
DIMobscure (dark or indis­tinct) [adj DIMMER, DIMMEST], to make dim (obscure (dark or indis­tinct)) [v DIMMED, DIMMING, DIMS] */es
BEDIMto make dim (obscure (dark or indis­tinct)) [v –DIMMED, –DIMMING, –DIMS] */s
DIMPLEto mark with inden­ta­tions [v –PLED, –PLING, –PLES] */ds
BEDIMPLEto dim­ple (to mark with inden­ta­tions) [v –PLED, –PLING, –PLES] */ds
DIRTY–unclean (free from dirt or stain) [adj DIRTIER, DIRTIEST] : DIRTILY [adv], to make dirty (unclean (free from dirt or stain)) [v DIRTIED, DIRTYING, DIRTIES] */*
BEDIRTYto make dirty (unclean (free from dirt or stain)) [v –DIRTIED, –DIRTYING, –DIRTIES] */*
DIZENto dress in fine clothes [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEDIZENto dress gaudily [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
DOTTEDDOT, to cover with dots (tiny round marks) [v] */*
BEDOTTEDcov­ered with dots [adj] */*
–DRAPEto arrange in grace­ful folds [v DRAPED, DRAPING, DRAPES] : DRAPABLE [adj] */drsy
BEDRAPEto drape (to arrange in grace­ful folds) [v –DRAPED, –DRAPING, –DRAPES] */ds
DRENCHto wet thor­oughly [v –ED, –ING, –ES] */*
BEDRENCHto drench thor­oughly [v –ED, –ING, –ES] */*
DRIVEL–to let saliva flow from the mouth [v –ELED, –ELING, –ELS or –ELLED, –ELLING, –ELS] */s
BEDRIVELto cover with saliva [v –ELLED, –ELLING, –ELS or –ELED, –ELING, –ELS] */s
–DROLLcom­i­cal (funny (caus­ing laugh­ter or amuse­ment)) [adj DROLLER, DROLLEST], to jest (to joke (to say some­thing amus­ing)) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BEDROLLa portable roll of bed­ding [n –S] */s
–DRUGto affect with a drug (a med­i­c­i­nal sub­stance) [v DRUGGED, DRUGGING, DRUGS] */s
BEDRUGto make sleepy (ready or inclined to sleep) [v –DRUGGED, –DRUGGING, –DRUGS] */s
DUMBinca­pable of speech [adj DUMBER, DUMBEST] : DUMBLY [adv], to make silent (mak­ing no sound or noise) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */os
BEDUMBto ren­der speech­less [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
DUNCEa stu­pid per­son [n –S] : DUNCICAL, DUNCISH [adj] */s
BEDUNCEto make a dunce of [v –DUNCED, –DUNCING, –DUNCES] */ds
DWARFextremely small [adj DWARFER, DWARFEST], an extremely small per­son [n DWARFS or DWARVES], to cause to appear small [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEDWARFto cause to appear small by com­par­i­son [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–FALLto descend under the force of grav­ity [v FELL, FALLEN, FALLING, FALLS] */s
BEFALLto hap­pen to [v –FELL, –FALLEN, –FALLING, –FALLS] */s
FINGERto touch with the fin­gers (the ter­mi­nat­ing mem­bers of the hand) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEFINGERto touch all over [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–FIThealthy (hav­ing good health) [adj FITTER, FITTEST], to bring to a required form and size [v FITTED, FITTING, FITS] */s
BEFITto be suit­able to [v –FITTED, –FITTING, –FITS] */s
–FLAGto mark with a flag (a piece of cloth used as a sym­bol) [v FLAGGED, FLAGGING, FLAGS] */s
BEFLAGto deck with flags [v –FLAGGED, –FLAGGING, –FLAGS] */s
–FLEAa par­a­sitic insect [n –S] */ms
BEFLEAto infest with fleas [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
FLECKto mark with flecks (tiny streaks or spots) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BEFLECKto fleck (to mark with flecks (tiny streaks or spots)) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–FLOWERto put forth flow­ers (repro­duc­tive struc­tures of seed-bearing plants) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BEFLOWERto cover with flow­ers [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
FOGto cover with fog (con­densed water vapor near the earth’s sur­face) [v FOGGED, FOGGING, FOGS] */sy
BEFOGto envelop in fog [v –FOGGED, –FOGGING, –FOGS] */s
FOOLto deceive (to mis­lead by false­hood) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEFOOLto deceive (to mis­lead by false­hood) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
FOUL–offen­sive to the senses [adj FOULER, FOULEST], to make foul (offen­sive to the senses) [v –ED, –ING, –S] a/s
BEFOULto foul (to make foul (offen­sive to the senses)) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
FOULERFOUL, offen­sive to the senses [adj] */*
BEFOULERone that befouls (to foul (to make foul)) [n –S] */s
FRIENDto enter into a warm asso­ci­a­tion with [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEFRIENDto act as a friend to [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
FRINGEto pro­vide with a fringe (an orna­men­tal bor­der) [v FRINGED, FRINGING, FRINGES] */ds
BEFRINGEto bor­der with a fringe [v –FRINGED, –FRINGING, –FRINGES] */ds
FUDDLEto con­fuse (to mix up men­tally) [v –DLED, –DLING, –DLES] */ds
BEFUDDLEto con­fuse (to mix up men­tally) [v –DLED, –DLING, –DLES] */ds
–GALL–to vex or irri­tate [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BEGALLto make sore by rub­bing [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
GAZEto look intently [v GAZED, GAZING, GAZES] a/drs
BEGAZEto gaze at [v –GAZED, –GAZING, –GAZES] */ds
GIRDLEto encir­cle with a belt [v –DLED, –DLING, –DLES] */drs
BEGIRDLEto sur­round (to extend com­pletely around) [v –DLED, –DLING, –DLES] */ds
–GLADfeel­ing plea­sure [adj GLADDER, GLADDEST], to glad­den (to make glad (feel­ing plea­sure)) [v GLADDED, GLADDING, GLADS] */esy
BEGLADto glad­den (to make glad (feel­ing plea­sure)) [v –GLADDED, –GLADDING, –GLADS] */s
GLAMORallur­ing attrac­tive­ness [n –S] */s
BEGLAMORto daz­zle with glamor [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–GLOOMto become dark (hav­ing lit­tle or no light) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BEGLOOMto make gloomy (dis­mally dark) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–GRIMstern and unre­lent­ing [adj GRIMMER, GRIMMEST] */ey
BEGRIMto begrime (to dirty (to make dirty (unclean))) [v –GRIMMED, –GRIMMING, –GRIMS] */es
–GRIME–to make dirty (unclean (free from dirt or stain)) [v GRIMED, GRIMING, GRIMES] */ds
BEGRIME–to dirty (to make dirty (unclean (clean))) [v –GRIMED, –GRIMING, –GRIMES] */ds
–GROANto utter a low, mourn­ful sound [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEGROANto groan at [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
GRUDGEto be unwill­ing to give or admit [v GRUDGED, GRUDGING, GRUDGES] */drs
BEGRUDGEto con­cede reluc­tantly [v –GRUDGED, –GRUDGING, –GRUDGES] */drs
GUILEto beguile (to deceive (to mis­lead by false­hood)) [v GUILED, GUILING, GUILES] */ds
BEGUILEto deceive (to mis­lead by false­hood) [v –GUILED, –GUILING, –GUILES] */drs
GULF–to swal­low up [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BEGULFto engulf (to sur­round com­pletely) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–GUMto smear, seal, or clog with gum (a sticky, vis­cid sub­stance) [v GUMMED, GUMMING, GUMS] */s
BEGUMa Muslim lady of high rank [n –S] */s
–GUNto shoot with a gun (a portable firearm) [v GUNNED, GUNNING, GUNS] */ks
BEGUNBEGIN, to start (to set out) [v] */*
HALFone of two equal parts [n HALVES] */*
BEHALFinter­est, sup­port, or ben­e­fit [n –HALVES] */*
–HAVEa wealthy per­son [n –S], to be in pos­ses­sion of [v past 2d per­son sing. HAD, HADDEST or HADST, present par­tici­ple HAVING, present 2d per­son sing. HAVE or HAST, 3d per­son sing. HAS or HATH] s/nrs
BEHAVEto act prop­erly [v –HAVED, –HAVING, –HAVES] */drs
–HAVER–to hem and haw [v –ED, –ING, –S] s/s
BEHAVER–one that behaves (to act prop­erly) [n –S] */s
HEADto be chief of [v –ED, –ING, –S] a/sy
BEHEADto cut off the head of [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
HEADERa grain har­vester [n –S] */s
BEHEADERone that beheads (to cut off the head of) [n –S] */s
–HELDHOLD, to main­tain pos­ses­sion of [v] */*
BEHELDBEHOLD, to view (to look at) [v] */*
HEST–a com­mand [n –S] c/s
BEHESTa com­mand [n –S] */s
HIND–a female red deer [n –S] */s
BEHINDthe but­tocks (either of the two rounded parts of the rump) [n –S] */s
–HOLDto main­tain pos­ses­sion of [v HELD, HOLDEN, HOLDING, HOLDS] : HOLDABLE [adj] a/s
BEHOLDto view (to look at) [v –HELD, –HOLDING, –HOLDS] */s
–HOLDENHOLD, to main­tain pos­ses­sion of [v] */*
BEHOLDENindebted (beholden (indebted (beholden))) [adj] */*
–HOLDERone that holds (to main­tain pos­ses­sion of) [n –S] */s
BEHOLDERone that beholds (to view (to look at)) [n –S] */s
HOOFthe hard cov­er­ing on the feet of cer­tain ani­mals [n HOOVES or HOOFS], to dance (to move rhyth­mi­cally to music) [v –ED, –ING, –S] w/s
BEHOOFuse, advan­tage, or ben­e­fit [n –HOOVES] */*
HOVEHEAVE, to lift force­fully [v] s/lr
BEHOVEto behoove (to be proper for) [v –HOVED, –HOVING, –HOVES] */ds
–HOWL–to cry like a dog [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEHOWLto howl at [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
JEWELto adorn or equip with jew­els (pre­cious stones) [v –ELED, –ELING, –ELS or –ELLED, –ELLING, –ELS] */s
BEJEWELto adorn with jew­els [v –ELED, –ELING, –ELS or –ELLED, –ELLING, –ELS] */s
JUMBLEto mix in a dis­or­dered man­ner [v –BLED, –BLING, –BLES] */drs
BEJUMBLEto jum­ble (to mix in a dis­or­dered man­ner) [v –BLED, –BLING, –BLES] */ds
KISS–to touch with the lips as a sign of affec­tion [v –ED, –ING, –ES] : KISSABLE [adj], KISSABLY [adv] */y
BEKISSto cover with kisses [v –ED, –ING, –ES] */*
–KNIGHTto make a knight (a medieval gentleman-soldier) of [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEKNIGHTto raise to knight­hood [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–KNOTto tie in a knot (a closed loop) [v KNOTTED, KNOTTING, KNOTS] */s
BEKNOTto tie in knots [v –KNOTTED, –KNOTTING, –KNOTS] */s
LABORto work (to exert one’s pow­ers of body or mind for some pur­pose) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BELABORto dis­cuss for an absurd amount of time [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–LACED–LACE, to fas­ten by means of a lace (a cord for draw­ing together two edges) [v] p/*
BELACEDadorned with lace [adj] */*
LADY–a woman of refine­ment and gen­tle man­ners [n –DIES] g/*
BELADYto apply the title of lady to [v –DIED, –DYING, –DIES] */*
LATED–belated (late or too late) [adj] aeps/*
–BELATEDlate or too late [adj] */*
LAUDto praise (to express approval or admi­ra­tion of) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BELAUDto praise (to express approval or admi­ra­tion of) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
LAYERto form a layer (a sin­gle thick­ness, coat­ing, or cov­er­ing) [v –ED, –ING, –S] fps/s
BELAYERone that belays (to fas­ten a rope) [n –S] */s
LEAP–to spring off the ground [v LEAPED or LEAPT or LEPT, LEAPING, LEAPS] */st
BELEAPto leap upon [v –LEAPT or –LEAPED, –LEAPING, –LEAPS] */st
LIE–to be in or get into a hor­i­zon­tal posi­tion [v LAY, LAIN, LYING, LIES], to speak falsely [v LIED, LYING, LIES] p/dfnrsu
BELIEto mis­rep­re­sent [v BELIED, BELYING, BELIES] */dfrs
LIER–one that lies or reclines [n –S] fps/s
BELIER–one that belies (to mis­rep­re­sent) [n –S] */s
LIEVEgladly (in a glad man­ner) [adv LIEVER, LIEVEST] s/r
BELIEVEto accept as true or real [v –LIEVED, –LIEVING, –LIEVES] */drs
LIEVER–LIEVE, gladly (in a glad man­ner) [adv] */*
BELIEVER–one that believes (to accept as true or real) [n –S] */s
LIKEpos­sess­ing the same or almost the same char­ac­ter­is­tics [adj LIKER, LIKEST], to find pleas­ant [v LIKED, LIKING, LIKES] a/dnrs
BELIKEper­haps [adv] */*
LIQUORto intox­i­cate with liquor (an alco­holic bev­er­age) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BELIQUORto soak with liquor [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
LITTLEsmall (of lim­ited size or quan­tity) [adj –TLER, –TLEST], a small amount [n –S] */rs
BELITTLEto dis­par­age [v –TLED, –TLING, –TLES] */drs
LIVEhav­ing life [adj LIVER, LIVEST], to func­tion as an ani­mal or plant [v LIVED, LIVING, LIVES] ao/dnrs
BELIVEin due time [adv] */*
LONGextend­ing for a con­sid­er­able dis­tance [adj LONGER, LONGEST], to desire strongly [v –ED, –ING, –S] afk/es
BELONG–to be a mem­ber of [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
LOVED–LOVE, to feel great affec­tion for [v] g/*
BELOVEDone who is loved [n –S] */s
–LOW–hav­ing rel­a­tively lit­tle upward exten­sion [adj LOWER, LOWEST], to utter the sound char­ac­ter­is­tic of cat­tle [v –ED, –ING, –S] abfgps/ens
BELOWsome­thing that is beneath [n –S] */s
LYINGthe act of telling lies [n –S] fp/s
BELYINGBELIE, to mis­rep­re­sent [v] */*
MADAMa woman who man­ages a brothel [n –S] */es
BEMADAMto call by the title of madam [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
MADDENto make or become mad [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEMADDENto mad­den (to make or become mad) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
MEANinfe­rior in grade, qual­ity, or char­ac­ter [adj MEANER, MEANEST], to intend (to have as a spe­cific aim or pur­pose) [v MEANT, MEANING, MEANS] */sty
BEMEANto debase (to lower in char­ac­ter, qual­ity, or value) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–MINGLEto mix together [v –GLED, –GLING, –GLES] */drs
BEMINGLEto mix together [v –GLED, –GLING, –GLES] */ds
–MIRE–to cause to stick in swampy ground [v MIRED, MIRING, MIRES] */dsx
BEMIREto soil with mud [v –MIRED, –MIRING, –MIRES] */ds
MIST–to become blurry (unclear (clean and pure)) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BEMISTto envelop in a mist [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
MIX–to put together into one mass [v MIXED or MIXT, MIXING, MIXES] : MIXABLE, MIXIBLE [adj], MIXEDLY [adv] */t
BEMIXto mix thor­oughly [v –MIXED or –MIXT, –MIXING, –MIXES] */t
MIXT–MIX, to put together into one mass [v] */*
BEMIXT–BEMIX, to mix thor­oughly [v] */*
MOAN–to utter a low, mourn­ful sound [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEMOANto lament (to express sor­row or regret for) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
MOCK–to ridicule (to make fun of) [v –ED, –ING, –S] : MOCKABLE [adj] s/s
BEMOCKto mock (to ridicule (to make fun of)) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
MUDDLEto mix in a dis­or­dered man­ner [v –DLED, –DLING, –DLES] */drs
BEMUDDLEto con­fuse com­pletely [v –DLED, –DLING, –DLES] */ds
MURMURto speak unclearly [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEMURMURto mur­mur at [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–MUSE–to pon­der (to con­sider some­thing deeply and thor­oughly) [v MUSED, MUSING, MUSES] a/drs
BEMUSEto con­fuse (to mix up men­tally) [v –MUSED, –MUSING, –MUSES] */ds
MUZZLEto put a cov­er­ing over the mouth of to pre­vent bit­ing or eat­ing [v –ZLED, –ZLING, –ZLES] */drs
BEMUZZLEto muz­zle (to put a cov­er­ing over the mouth of to pre­vent bit­ing or eat­ing) [v –ZLED, –ZLING, –ZLES] */ds
NAME–to give a title to [v NAMED, NAMING, NAMES] : NAMABLE, NAMEABLE [adj] */drs
BENAMEto name (to give a title to) [v –NAMED, –NEMPT or –NEMPTED, –NAMING, –NAMES] */ds
NUMBlack­ing sen­sa­tion [adj NUMBER, NUMBEST], to make numb (lack­ing sen­sa­tion) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BENUMBto make numb (lack­ing sen­sa­tion) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
PAINT–to make a rep­re­sen­ta­tion of with paints (col­or­ing sub­stances) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BEPAINTto tinge (to apply a trace of color to) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
PIMPLEan inflamed swelling of the skin [n –S] : PIMPLED [adj] */ds
BEPIMPLEto cover with pim­ples [v –PLED, –PLING, –PLES] */ds
QUESTto make a search [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEQUESTa legacy (some­thing bequeathed) [n –S] */s
RAKEto gather with a toothed imple­ment [v RAKED, RAKING, RAKES] bcd/ders
BERAKEto rake all over [v –RAKED, –RAKING, –RAKES] */ds
RASCALan unscrupu­lous or dis­hon­est per­son [n –S] */s
BERASCALto accuse of being a ras­cal [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–REAVEto plun­der (to rob of goods by force) [v REAVED or REFT, REAVING, REAVES] g/drs
BEREAVEto deprive (to take some­thing away from) [v –REAVED or –REFT, –REAVING, –REAVES] */drs
REAVER–one that reaves (to plun­der (to rob of goods by force)) [n –S] p/s
BEREAVER–one that bereaves (to deprive (to take some­thing away from)) [n –S] */s
RHYMEto com­pose verse with cor­re­spond­ing ter­mi­nal sounds [v RHYMED, RHYMING, RHYMES] */drs
BERHYMEto com­pose in rhyme [v –RHYMED, –RHYMING, –RHYMES] */ds
RIME–to rhyme (to com­pose verse with cor­re­spond­ing ter­mi­nal sounds) [v RIMED, RIMING, RIMES] cgp/drs
BERIMEto berhyme (to com­pose in rhyme) [v –RIMED, –RIMING, –RIMES] */ds
RINGEDRING, to form a ring (a cir­cu­lar band) around [v] cfw/*
BERINGEDadorned with rings [adj] */*
ROBED–ROBE, to cover with a robe (a long, loose outer gar­ment) [v] p/*
BEROBEDwear­ing a robe [adj] */*
ROUGED–ROUGE, to color with a red cos­metic [v] */*
BEROUGEDobvi­ously or thickly rouged [adj] */*
SCOURto cleanse or pol­ish by hard rub­bing [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BESCOURto scour thor­oughly [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
SCREEN–to pro­vide with a screen (a device designed to divide, con­ceal, or pro­tect) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BESCREENto screen (to pro­vide with a screen (a device designed to divide, con­ceal, or pro­tect)) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
SEEM–to give the impres­sion of being [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BESEEMto be suit­able [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
SETTERone that sets (to put in a par­tic­u­lar posi­tion) [n –S] */s
BESETTERone that besets (to assail (to attack)) [n –S] */s
SHADOWto make dark or gloomy [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BESHADOWto cast a shadow on [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–SHAME–to cause to feel a painful sense of guilt or degra­da­tion [v SHAMED, SHAMING, SHAMES] */ds
BESHAMEto put to shame [v –SHAMED, –SHAMING, –SHAMES] */ds
SHIVER–to trem­ble with fear or cold [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BESHIVERto break into small pieces [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
SHOUTto utter loudly [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BESHOUTto shout at [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
SHREWto curse (to wish evil upon) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */ds
BESHREWto curse (to wish evil upon) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
SHROUDto wrap in bur­ial cloth­ing [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BESHROUDto cover (to place some­thing over or upon) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
SIDEto agree with or sup­port [v SIDED, SIDING, SIDES] a/ds
BESIDEnext to [prep] */s
SIEGEto attempt to cap­ture or gain [v SIEGED, SIEGING, SIEGES] */ds
BESIEGEto sur­round (to extend com­pletely around) [v –SIEGED, –SIEGING, –SIEGES] */drs
–SLAVED–SLAVE, to work like a slave (one who is owned by another) [v] */*
BESLAVEDfilled with slaves [adj] */*
–SLIME–to cover with slime (vis­cous mud) [v SLIMED, SLIMING, SLIMES] */ds
BESLIMEto cover with slime [v –SLIMED, –SLIMING, –SLIMES] */ds
SMEARto spread with a sticky, greasy, or dirty sub­stance [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BESMEARto smear over [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–SMILEto upturn the cor­ners of the mouth in plea­sure [v SMILED, SMILING, SMILES] */drsy
BESMILEto smile on [v –SMILED, –SMILING, –SMILES] */ds
SMIRCHto soil (to make dirty (unclean (clean))) [v –ED, –ING, –ES] */*
BESMIRCHto dirty (to make dirty (unclean (clean))) [v –ED, –ING, –ES] */*
–SMOKEto emit smoke (the gaseous prod­uct of burn­ing mate­ri­als) [v SMOKED, SMOKING, SMOKES] : SMOKABLE [adj] */drsy
BESMOKEto soil with smoke [v –SMOKED, –SMOKING, –SMOKES] */ds
SMOOTHhav­ing a sur­face that is free from irreg­u­lar­i­ties [adj SMOOTHER, SMOOTHEST], to make smooth (hav­ing a sur­face that is free from irreg­u­lar­i­ties) [v –ED, –ING, –S or –ES] */sy
BESMOOTHto smooth (to make smooth (hav­ing a sur­face that is free from irreg­u­lar­i­ties)) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
SMUDGEto smear or dirty [v SMUDGED, SMUDGING, SMUDGES] */ds
BESMUDGEto smudge (to smear or dirty) [v –SMUDGED, –SMUDGING, –SMUDGES] */ds
–SMUTto soil (to make dirty (unclean (clean))) [v SMUTTED, SMUTTING, SMUTS] */s
BESMUTto blacken with smut [v –SMUTTED, –SMUTTING, –SMUTS] */s
–SNOWto fall as snow (pre­cip­i­ta­tion in the form of ice crys­tals) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BESNOWto cover with snow [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
SOOTHE–to restore to a quiet or nor­mal state [v SOOTHED, SOOTHING, SOOTHES] */drs
BESOOTHEto soothe (to restore to a quiet or nor­mal state) [v –SOOTHED, –SOOTHING, –SOOTHES] */ds
SOT–an habit­ual drunk­ard [n –S] */hs
BESOTto stu­pefy (to dull the senses of) [v –SOTTED, –SOTTING, –SOTS] */s
–SOUGHT–SEEK, to go in search of [v] */*
BESOUGHTBESEECH, to implore (to beg for urgently) [v] */*
SPAKESPEAK, to utter words [v] */*
BESPAKEBESPEAK, to claim in advance [v] */*
BESPEAKto claim in advance [v –SPOKE or –SPAKE, –SPOKEN, –SPEAKING, –SPEAKS] */s
–SPOKEto pro­vide with spokes (rods that sup­port the rim of a wheel) [v SPOKED, SPOKING, SPOKES] */dns
BESPOKEBESPEAK, to claim in advance [v] */n
SPOKEN–SPEAK, to utter words [v] */*
BESPOKEN–BESPEAK, to claim in advance [v] */*
SPOUSEto marry (to enter into mar­riage) [v SPOUSED, SPOUSING, SPOUSES] e/ds
–BESPOUSEto marry (to enter into mar­riage) [v –SPOUSED, –SPOUSING, –SPOUSES] */ds
SPREADto open or expand over a larger area [v SPREAD, SPREADING, SPREADS] */s
BESPREADto spread over [v –SPREAD, –SPREADING, –SPREADS] */s
SPRENTsprin­kled over [adj] */*
BESPRENTsprin­kled over [adj] */*
STEADto be of advan­tage to [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BESTEADto help (to give assis­tance to) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–STINGto prick painfully [v STUNG, STINGING, STINGS] */osy
BESTINGBEST, to outdo (to exceed in per­for­mance) [v] */*
STIRto pass an imple­ment through in cir­cu­lar motions [v STIRRED, STIRRING, STIRS] a/kps
BESTIRto rouse (to bring out of a state of sleep or inac­tiv­ity) [v –STIRRED, –STIRRING, –STIRS] */s
–STOWto pack (to put into a recep­ta­cle for trans­porta­tion or stor­age) [v –ED, –ING, –S] : STOWABLE [adj] */ps
BESTOWto present as a gift [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
STREWto scat­ter about [v STREWED, STREWN, STREWING, STREWS] */ns
BESTREWto scat­ter (to go or send in var­i­ous direc­tions) [v –STREWED, –STREWN, –STREWING, –STREWS] */ns
STRIDEto walk with long steps [v STRODE, STRIDDEN, STRIDING, STRIDES] a/rs
BESTRIDE–to strad­dle (to sit, stand, or walk with the legs wide apart) [v –STRODE or –STRID, –STRIDDEN, –STRIDING, –STRIDES] */s
–STROWto strew (to scat­ter about) [v STROWED, STROWN, STROWING, STROWS] */ns
BESTROWto bestrew (to scat­ter (to go or send in var­i­ous direc­tions)) [v –STROWED, –STROWN, –STROWING, –STROWS] */ns
STUDto set thickly with small pro­jec­tions [v STUDDED, STUDDING, STUDS] */sy
BESTUDto dot (to cover with dots (tiny round marks)) [v –STUDDED, –STUDDING, –STUDS] */s
–SWARMto move in a large group [v –ED, –ING, –S] a/s
BESWARMto swarm all over [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
TAKEto get pos­ses­sion of [v TOOK, TAKEN, TAKING, TAKES] : TAKABLE, TAKEABLE [adj] s/nrs
BETAKEto cause to go [v –TOOK, –TAKEN, –TAKING, –TAKES] */ns
–TAXEDTAX, to place a tax (a charge imposed by author­ity for pub­lic pur­poses) on [v] */*
BETAXEDbur­dened with taxes [adj] */*
–THANK–to express grat­i­tude to [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BETHANKto thank (to express grat­i­tude to) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
THINK–to for­mu­late in the mind [v THOUGHT, THINKING, THINKS] */s
BETHINKto con­sider (to think about) [v –THOUGHT, –THINKING, –THINKS] */s
–THORNto prick with a thorn (a sharp, rigid pro­jec­tion on a plant) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BETHORNto fill with thorns [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–THUMPto strike so as to make a dull, heavy sound [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BETHUMPto thump soundly [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
TIDEto flow like the tide (the rise and fall of the ocean’s waters) [v TIDED, TIDING, TIDES] */ds
BETIDEto befall (to hap­pen to) [v –TIDED, –TIDING, –TIDES] */ds
TIMEto deter­mine the speed or dura­tion of [v TIMED, TIMING, TIMES] s/drs
BETIMEbetimes (soon (in the near future)) [adv] */s
TOOK–TAKE, to get pos­ses­sion of [v] s/*
BETOOKBETAKE, to cause to go [v] */*
–TRAYa flat, shal­low recep­ta­cle [n TRAYS] s/s
BETRAYto aid an enemy of [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
TROTH–to betroth (to engage to marry) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BETROTHto engage to marry [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–TWEEN–a child typ­i­cally of an age eight through twelve [n –S] a/sy
BETWEENin the space that sep­a­rates [prep] */*
TWIXTbetween (in the space that sep­a­rates) [prep] */*
BETWIXTbetween (in the space that sep­a­rates) [prep] */*
–VOMITto eject the con­tents of the stom­ach through the mouth [v –ED, –ING, –S] */os
BEVOMITto vomit all over [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
–WAILto utter a long, mourn­ful cry [v –ED, –ING, –S] s/s
BEWAILto lament (to express sor­row or regret for) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
WAILERone that wails (to utter a long, mourn­ful cry) [n –S] */s
BEWAILERone that bewails (to lament (to express sor­row or regret for)) [n –S] */s
–WARE–to beware of [v WARED, WARING, WARES] as/ds
BEWAREto be care­ful [v –WARED, –WARING, –WARES] */ds
WEARY–tired (sapped of strength) [adj –RIER, –RIEST] : WEARILY [adv], to make or become weary [v –RIED, –RYING, –RIES] a/*
BEWEARYto make weary (tired (sapped of strength)) [v –WEARIED, –WEARYING, –WEARIES] */*
WEEP–to express sor­row by shed­ding tears [v WEPT, WEEPING, WEEPS] s/sy
BEWEEPto lament (to express sor­row or regret for) [v –WEPT, –WEEPING, –WEEPS] */s
WIGto pro­vide with a wig (an arti­fi­cial cov­er­ing of hair for the head) [v WIGGED, WIGGING, WIGS] st/s
BEWIGto adorn with a wig [v –WIGGED, –WIGGING, –WIGS] */s
WILDERto bewil­der (to con­fuse (to mix up men­tally)) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
BEWILDERto con­fuse (to mix up men­tally) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
WINGEDWING, to travel by means of wings (organs of flight) [v] st/*
BEWINGEDhav­ing wings [adj] */*
–WITCHto bewitch (to affect by witch­craft or magic) [v –ED, –ING, –ES] st/y
BEWITCHto affect by witch­craft or magic [v –ED, –ING, –ES] */*
WORMto rid of worms (small, limb­less inver­te­brates) [v –ED, –ING, –S] */sy
BEWORMto infest with worms [v –ED, –ING, –S] */s
WORRYto feel anx­ious and uneasy about some­thing [v –RIED, –RYING, –RIES] */*
BEWORRYto worry (to feel anx­ious and uneasy about some­thing) [v –RIED, –RYING, –RIES] */*
–WRAPto enclose in some­thing wound or folded about [v WRAPPED or WRAPT, WRAPPING, WRAPS] */st
BEWRAPto wrap com­pletely [v –WRAPPED or –WRAPT, –WRAPPING, –WRAPS] */st

Here is a run­ning list of BE words with roots that ARE NOT accept­able words: BEQUEATH

A few of these shouldn’t be on the list: BEDROLL (DROLL).  If BEDROLL is included, then so should BEBOP.

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