As verbs the difference between betrow and betow
is that betrow
is (rare) to trust while betow
is to tow about; pull; draw; lead about; conduct.
(rare) To trust.
*1892 , Salisbury (marquesses of), Calendar of the manuscripts of the ... marquis of Salisbury :
*1992 , University of London. Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Institute of Historical Research :
- If he may come secretly hither, I think it were good he were heard, and "betrowed ," as the Scottishman saith, as he shall give cause.
- [...] it is also clear that Burghley had viewed the visit with the expectation that Standen could thereby be 'betrowed' , his real loyalty tested out.
To tow about; pull; draw; lead about; conduct.
To educate; influence; steer; direct.
To bestow; apply.
*1821 , David Hume, ''The history of England from the invasion of Julius Cæsar to the
- For Henry, as lord Bacon observes, loved to employ and advance prelates; because, having rich bishoprics to betow , it was easy for him to reward their services: [...]