befit

verb be·fit \ bi-ˈfit , bē- \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of befit

befitted; befitting
: to be proper or becoming to
  • clothing that befits the occasion

Examples of befit in a Sentence

  1. She has a mind for serious inquiry, as befits a scientist.

  2. spoke politely of the deceased, as befitted the occasion

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First Known Use of befit

15th century

in the meaning defined above

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befit Synonyms

Synonyms

do, go, serve, suit;

Related Words

satisfy, suffice;

function, work;

Phrases

fill the bill (or fit the bill);


BEFIT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of befit for English Language Learners

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


BEFIT Defined for Kids

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verb be·fit \ bi-ˈfit \

Definition of befit for Students

befitted; befitting
: to be suitable to or proper for
  • Wear clothes befitting the occasion.


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