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beseem

[bih-seem] /bɪˈsim/ Archaic.
verb (used with object)
1.
to be fit for or worthy of; become:
conduct that beseems a gentleman.
verb (used without object)
2.
to be suitable or fitting.
Origin of beseem
1175-1225
First recorded in 1175-1225, beseem is from the Middle English word bisemen. See be-, seem
Related forms
unbeseeming, adjective
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beseem

/bɪˈsiːm/
verb
1.
(archaic) to be suitable for; befit
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Word Origin and History for beseem
v.

early 13c., from be- + seem (v.). Related: Beseemed; beseeming.

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