verb (used with object), be·fit·ted, be·fit·ting.
Origin of befit
Examples from the Web for befit
Arrogance and party political calculations with an eye to the next election do not befit the gravity of the moment.Greece on the Brink of Financial Abyss as Syriza Party Weighs Default|John Psaropoulos|May 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
More fierceness in his eye than befit the man or the occasion.
The rooms were decorated to befit the day, and great jack-o'-lanterns grinned from mantels or brackets.Marjorie's Busy Days|Carolyn Wells
And then he would sit in his arm-chair for hours, intending to turn his mind to such solemn thoughts as might befit a dying man.Orley Farm|Anthony Trollope
Shall the son of peace (that is, a Christian), he asks, act in battle when it will not befit him even to go to law?Military Manners and Customs|James Anson Farrer
It has its full share of scientific, artistic, and benevolent institutions such as befit a great European capital.Foot-prints of Travel|Maturin M. Ballou