verb be·fit \bi-ˈfit, bē-\

: to be suitable to or proper for (someone or something)


Full Definition of BEFIT

transitive verb
:  to be proper or becoming to <clothing that befits the occasion>

Examples of BEFIT

  1. She has a mind for serious inquiry, as befits a scientist.
  2. <spoke politely of the deceased, as befitted the occasion>

First Known Use of BEFIT

15th century

Related to BEFIT

do, beseem [archaic], fit [archaic], go, serve, suit


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