beseem

verb
be·​seem | \ bi-ˈsēm How to pronounce beseem (audio) \
beseemed; beseeming; beseems

Definition of beseem

intransitive verb

archaic : to be fitting or becoming

transitive verb

archaic : to be suitable to : befit

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Examples of beseem in a Sentence

ordered his servants to deck the hall with such adornments as might beseem for the holidays

First Known Use of beseem

13th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of beseem was in the 13th century

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“Beseem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beseem. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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