befit

[ bih-fit ]
/ bɪˈfɪt /

verb (used with object), be·fit·ted, be·fit·ting.

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

Nearby words

  1. beevor's sign,
  2. beezer,
  3. bef,
  4. bef.,
  5. befall,
  6. befitting,
  7. befittingly,
  8. beflag,
  9. beflowered,
  10. befog

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 Formsbefitting, adjectivebefittingly, adverb

Word Origin for befit

C15: from be- + fit 1

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Word Origin and History for befit

befit

v.

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

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