be- +‎ vesz


  • IPA(key): [ ˈbɛvɛs]
  • Hyphenation: be‧vesz
  • Rhymes: -ɛs



  1. (transitive) to take, remove (from somewhere: -ból/-ből) (while being inside, to reach out and grab something that is outside of that same place and carry it to the inside)
    Bevettem a karácsonyi díszeket a kirakatból.I took the Christmas ornaments from the shop window.
  2. (transitive, of medicine) to take (to receive medicine into one's body on a single occasion)
    Coordinate term: szed (medicine, regularly)
    Bevetted a gyógyszert?Did you take the medication?
  3. (transitive, of food) to take (to be able to consume food or drink)
    Synonym: megemészt
    Az alkoholt nem veszi be a gyomrom.My stomach can't take alcohol.
  4. (transitive) to take in (-ból/-ből) (to shorten a garment or make it smaller)
    Mikor lefogytam, minden ruhámból bevettem.When I lost weight, I took all my clothes in.
  5. (transitive) to admit, accept (into: -ba/-be) (to grant entrance into a group as a member)
    Tavaly bevettek a válogatottba.Last year I was accepted into the national team.
  6. (transitive, colloquial) to earn, receive, take in (to earn as salary)
  7. (transitive, of a city, fortress, territory) to take, capture, occupy (to take control of after a fight, by force)
    Synonym: elfoglal
  8. (transitive, figurative) to buy, believe (to accept as true)
    Synonym: elhisz
  9. (transitive, reflexive, with magát) to settle in, ensconce, nestle (in somewhere: -ba/-be) (to go somewhere and settle comfortably or perhaps hide)
    Synonyms: betelepszik, befészkeli magát
    Bevették magukat a hegyekbe és eltűntek.They had gone into the mountains and disappeared.


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Further readingEdit

  • bevesz in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • bevesz in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress)