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[bih-fit] /bɪˈfɪt/
verb (used with object), befitted, befitting.
to be proper or appropriate for; suit; fit:
His clothes befit the occasion.
Origin of befit
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at be-, fit1 Unabridged
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verb -fits, -fitting, -fitted
(transitive) to be appropriate to or suitable for
Derived Forms
befitting, adjective
befittingly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from be- + fit1
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Word Origin and History for befit

mid-15c., from be- + fit (v.). Related: Befitted; befitting.

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