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I object to teaching of slogans intended to befog the mind, of whatever kind they may be.
Franz Boas

Meaning of "befog" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BEFOG

befog  [bɪˈfɒɡ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BEFOG

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Befog is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb befog in English.

WHAT DOES BEFOG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of befog in the English dictionary

The definition of befog in the dictionary is to surround with fog. Other definition of befog is to make confused, vague, or less clear.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BEFOG

PRESENT

Present
I befog
you befog
he/she/it befogs
we befog
you befog
they befog
Present continuous
I am befogging
you are befogging
he/she/it is befogging
we are befogging
you are befogging
they are befogging
Present perfect
I have befogged
you have befogged
he/she/it has befogged
we have befogged
you have befogged
they have befogged
Present perfect continuous
I have been befogging
you have been befogging
he/she/it has been befogging
we have been befogging
you have been befogging
they have been befogging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I befogged
you befogged
he/she/it befogged
we befogged
you befogged
they befogged
Past continuous
I was befogging
you were befogging
he/she/it was befogging
we were befogging
you were befogging
they were befogging
Past perfect
I had befogged
you had befogged
he/she/it had befogged
we had befogged
you had befogged
they had befogged
Past perfect continuous
I had been befogging
you had been befogging
he/she/it had been befogging
we had been befogging
you had been befogging
they had been befogging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will befog
you will befog
he/she/it will befog
we will befog
you will befog
they will befog
Future continuous
I will be befogging
you will be befogging
he/she/it will be befogging
we will be befogging
you will be befogging
they will be befogging
Future perfect
I will have befogged
you will have befogged
he/she/it will have befogged
we will have befogged
you will have befogged
they will have befogged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been befogging
you will have been befogging
he/she/it will have been befogging
we will have been befogging
you will have been befogging
they will have been befogging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would befog
you would befog
he/she/it would befog
we would befog
you would befog
they would befog
Conditional continuous
I would be befogging
you would be befogging
he/she/it would be befogging
we would be befogging
you would be befogging
they would be befogging
Conditional perfect
I would have befog
you would have befog
he/she/it would have befog
we would have befog
you would have befog
they would have befog
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been befogging
you would have been befogging
he/she/it would have been befogging
we would have been befogging
you would have been befogging
they would have been befogging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you befog
we let´s befog
you befog
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to befog
Past participle
befogged
Present Participle
befogging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BEFOG


antifog
ˌæntɪˈfɒɡ
defog
diːˈfɒɡ
fog
fɒɡ
megafog
ˈmeɡəˌfɒɡ
pettifog
ˈpɛtɪˌfɒɡ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BEFOG

beflower
beflum
befoam
befogged
befogging
befool
before
before long
before one´s time
before the fact
before the mast
before you could say Jack Robinson
before-and-after test
before-tax
beforehand
beforetime
befortune
befoul
befouler
befoulment

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEFOG

analog
blog
bulldog
cog
dog
freezing fog
frog
hog
hot dog
hot-dog
jog
log
nog
prog
put on the dog
Tagalog
the Little Dog
tog
weblog
Yorkshire fog

Synonyms and antonyms of befog in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BEFOG»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «befog» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of befog

Translation of «befog» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BEFOG

Find out the translation of befog to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of befog from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «befog» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

befog
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

befog
570 millions of speakers

English

befog
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

befog
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

befog
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

замазать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

befog
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কুজ্ঝটিকাচ্ছন্ন করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

embrouiller
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Befog
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

befog
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

befog
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

befog
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Befog
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bao phủ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பனியால் மூடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बेफॉग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şaşırtmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

avvolgere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

befog
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

замазати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

befog
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

befog
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Bené
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

befog
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tåkelegge
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of befog

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BEFOG»

The term «befog» is normally little used and occupies the 122.818 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BEFOG» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about befog

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «BEFOG»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word befog.
1
Franz Boas
I object to teaching of slogans intended to befog the mind, of whatever kind they may be.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEFOG»

Discover the use of befog in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to befog and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Argonauts of the Western Pacific
in its turn makes way for, “aga'u boda,” “I befog, shut off.” The list of words repeated in succession with each of these three expressions is a long one. It is headed by the words “the eyes ofthe witches.” Then, “the eyes of the sea-crab.” Then ...
Bronislaw Malinowski, 2014
2
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms
... Milton — Guérard) Cloud, becloud, fog, befog, and obfuscate all suggest the obstruction or impairment of vision by clouds, fog, or vapor or, in extended use, the making of the mental perception or object of that perception murky or confused.
Merriam-Webster, Inc, 1984
3
Cross Cultural Approaches to Learning
Another spell- casting a protective fog, runs as follows: "I befog the hand, I befog the foot, I befog the head, I befog the shoulders . . ." There is a magic formula where we do recognize a line, but it is one which Malinowski did not record verbatim ...
Charles Christopher Harrington, 1973
4
Vocabulary Building for a Masters Degree
BEFUDDLE. • His attemptsto clarify the situation succeeded only in befuddling her further. • # Befuddle (vb) = • * Confuse thoroughly. • Synonyms: • Befog • # Befog (vb)= • * To make dark, dim, orindistinct: Obscure • Synonyms: • Becloud, blur ...
Idoniboye B. Bagshaw, 2014
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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus
... becoming, befitting, civilized, comme il faut, decent, done, nice, proper, seemly conformity n 1 syn CONSISTENCY, coherence, congruity, correspondence 2 syn ACQUIESCENCE, compliance, resignation confound vb 1 syn PUZZLE, befog, ...
Merriam-Webster, Inc, 1988
6
London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer...
The. French. far. from. befog. polite*. Raps upon the Knuckles. jf Mount of the Mole- See. -Mcy-; Far as roach as to prejudge, i*> to determine beforehand : It is to be too hasty in forming a judgment, even before a due examination has been ...
7
The Medical and Physical Journal
... i. de eo iigemus : Isque nunc est sine ulcere, nunc ex,ulceratus."i— Sea- aertus , lib.iv. de Morbis Mulierum, cap. 11, ... ,, * " Vide Dr. Baillie's Morbid Anatomy* < ". befog. feeing made, a consultation was thought necessary, and the author. 338.
8
A sermon [on Matt. xvi.26] preached ... June 13
befog. ti&t. king,. ip. imprefs'd upon our minds, that ourfelves ffialt be changed into the likenefs of hisexcellency,and entertain'd with the pleafuresof his life. Thefe are the glorious portabilities of the foul, the very privation whereof, or to be thruft ...
John Lambe, 1680
9
The geography of the British Isles
be. w»Kaw. imy. befog. i8eTended. ' for. Jkrifc^itf. diPE^isHfi. and VII. of SeotJatidi 'byi ©avid Blair; whofitiafly r&tfed'Itt firMfWnWd8 died WereV^'The ga#r*&hV -iAn" tmV'eftc'aston, acted for' several months in opposition tbi*He°newIy:£ciih'§&ti ...
Mary Martha Rodwell, 1834
10
Billboard
Casts. Befog. Small. Client. Net. Future. To acquaint yourself with this New package and our complete catalog of features, westerns and half-hour shows. I. I. Visit: M&. A. ALEXANDER. PROD.,. INC. Suites E 203-205 Shoreham Hotel Home ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEFOG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term befog is used in the context of the following news items.
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Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and most of Brooklyn's Council …
The city's second top politician and her cronies are willing to fib, fudge, and befog their way to a pardon, Connor adds. “If they really sought ... «Brooklyn Daily, Jun 15»
2
DTC Report: DTC Unbound
But over the years, its effectiveness has been blunted by FDA requirements that, marketers claim, befog rather than clarify. Larry Dobrow ... «Medical Marketing and Media, Mar 15»
3
Goldberg: Same old stuff from Clinton machine
Team Clinton's initial response was as expected: send out oleaginous flacks to shoot the messenger and befog the issue. That failed. «Amarillo.com, Mar 15»
4
Democrats may regret they didn't pull the brake on the Hillary Express
Team Clinton's initial response was as expected: send out oleaginous flacks to shoot the messenger and befog the issue. That failed. «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mar 15»
5
Email Scandal Won't Doom Hillary, but Supporters Should Feel …
Team Clinton's initial response was as expected: send out oleaginous flacks to shoot the messenger and befog the issue. That failed. «Town Hall, Mar 15»
6
The death of the Israeli left
Israeli mass media enlisted in the campaign to brainwash, stupefy, repress and befog, voluntarily promoting Israeli propaganda while offering ... «Middle East Eye, Feb 15»
7
With U.S. thaw, Mariel's ship may come in
But there are several factors that befog the outlook for the deepwater port and free-trade zone. Cuba faces competition as a maritime ... «Philly.com, Jan 15»
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US-Cuba diplomatic thaw puts Mariel port in the spotlight (+video)
But there are several factors that befog the outlook for the deepwater port and free-trade zone. Cuba faces competition as a maritime ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jan 15»
9
U.S.-Cuba diplomatic thaw puts Mariel port back in spotlight
But there are several factors that befog the outlook for the deepwater port and free-trade zone. Cuba faces competition as a maritime ... «McClatchy Washington Bureau, Jan 15»
10
NATO: Don't Stop the Soul Searching
... of hybrid warfare, after all, to confuse intelligence, preclude early warning capability, befog anticipation and ultimately circumvent article 5? «European Leadership Network, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Befog [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/befog>. Aug 2019 ».
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