beseem

[ bih-seem ]
/ bɪˈsim /
Archaic.

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.

Origin of beseem

First recorded in 1175–1225, beseem is from the Middle English word bisemen. See be-, seem

Related forms

un·be·seem·ing, adjective
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beseem

/ (bɪˈsiːm) /

verb

archaic to be suitable for; befit
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