Befit Be*fit", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Befitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Befitting}.] To be suitable to; to suit; to become. [1913 Webster]

That name best befits thee. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Befit — Befit, Kartenspiel, s. Bésigue …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • befit — index applicable, comport (agree with), pertain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • befit — (v.) mid 15c., from BE (Cf. be ) + FIT (Cf. fit) (v.). Related: Befitted; BEFITTING (Cf. befitting) …   Etymology dictionary

  • befit — ► VERB (befitted, befitting) ▪ be appropriate for. DERIVATIVES befitting adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • befit — [bē fit′, bifit′] vt. befitted, befitting to be suitable or proper for; be suited or becoming to …   English World dictionary

  • befit — UK [bɪˈfɪt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms befit : present tense I/you/we/they befit he/she/it befits present participle befitting past tense befitted past participle befitted formal to be suitable for someone or something She dressed as… …   English dictionary

  • befit — /bi fit /, v.t., befitted, befitting. to be proper or appropriate for; suit; fit: His clothes befit the occasion. [1425 75; late ME; see BE , FIT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • befit — verb Befit is used with these nouns as the object: ↑status …   Collocations dictionary

  • befit — /bəˈfɪt / (say buh fit), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) (befitted, befitting) to be fitting or appropriate for; be suited to: his clothes befit the occasion. {late Middle English, from be + fit1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • befit — transitive verb (befitted; befitting) Date: 15th century to be proper or becoming to < clothing that befits the occasion > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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