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befit

[ bih-fit ]
/ bɪˈfɪt /
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verb (used with object), be·fit·ted, be·fit·ting.

to be proper or appropriate for; suit; fit: His clothes befit the occasion.

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Origin of befit

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at be-, fit1
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British Dictionary definitions for befit

befit
/ (bɪˈfɪt) /

verb -fits, -fitting or -fitted

(tr) to be appropriate to or suitable for

Derived forms of befit

befitting, adjectivebefittingly, adverb

Word Origin for befit

C15: from be- + fit 1
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