befit

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verb be·fit \bi-ˈfit, bē-\

Definition of befit

befitted

befitting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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>

15th Century

First Known Use of befit

15th century


BEFIT Defined for English Language Learners

befit

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verb be·fit \bi-ˈfit, bē-\

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

  1. :  to be suitable to or proper for <Wear clothes befitting the occasion.>



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