Definition of befit
: to be proper or becoming to clothing that befits the occasion
Examples of befit in a Sentence
She has a mind for serious inquiry, as befits a scientist.
spoke politely of the deceased, as befitted the occasion
Recent Examples of befit from the Web
Befitting its World War I setting, Wonder Woman has a certain throwback charm, with Gadot and Pine playing off one another as good-naturedly as partners in a 1930s screwball comedy.
On the other side, there was pure madness, befitting the Yakety Sax theme.
Yet Tanaka has gone 44-20 for the Yankees, befitting his status of ace, even if wins and losses can be misleading for pitchers.
Last October, before the launch was delayed, GeekMom paid tribute to Discovery’s final flight with a playlist of music befitting the occasion.
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First Known Use of befit
BEFIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of befit for English Language Learners
: to be suitable to or proper for (someone or something)
BEFIT Defined for Kids
Definition of befit for Students
: to be suitable to or proper for Wear clothes befitting the occasion.
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