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beseem

[ bih-seem ]
/ bɪˈsim /
Archaic.
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verb (used with object)

to be fit for or worthy of; become: conduct that beseems a gentleman.

verb (used without object)

to be suitable or fitting.

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Origin of beseem

First recorded in 1175–1225, beseem is from the Middle English word bisemen.See be-, seem
un·be·seem·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for beseem

beseem
/ (bɪˈsiːm) /

verb

archaic to be suitable for; befit
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