befit


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be·fit

 (bĭ-fĭt′)
tr.v. be·fit·ted, be·fit·ting, be·fits
To be suitable to or appropriate for: formal attire that befits the occasion.

befit

(bɪˈfɪt)
vb, -fits, -fitting or -fitted
(tr) to be appropriate to or suitable for
[C15: from be- + fit1]
beˈfitting adj
beˈfittingly adv

be•fit

(bɪˈfɪt)

v.t. -fit•ted, -fit•ting.
to be proper or appropriate for; suit; fit.
[1425–75]

befit


Past participle: befitted
Gerund: befitting

Imperative
befit
befit
Present
I befit
you befit
he/she/it befits
we befit
you befit
they befit
Preterite
I befitted
you befitted
he/she/it befitted
we befitted
you befitted
they befitted
Present Continuous
I am befitting
you are befitting
he/she/it is befitting
we are befitting
you are befitting
they are befitting
Present Perfect
I have befitted
you have befitted
he/she/it has befitted
we have befitted
you have befitted
they have befitted
Past Continuous
I was befitting
you were befitting
he/she/it was befitting
we were befitting
you were befitting
they were befitting
Past Perfect
I had befitted
you had befitted
he/she/it had befitted
we had befitted
you had befitted
they had befitted
Future
I will befit
you will befit
he/she/it will befit
we will befit
you will befit
they will befit
Future Perfect
I will have befitted
you will have befitted
he/she/it will have befitted
we will have befitted
you will have befitted
they will have befitted
Future Continuous
I will be befitting
you will be befitting
he/she/it will be befitting
we will be befitting
you will be befitting
they will be befitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been befitting
you have been befitting
he/she/it has been befitting
we have been befitting
you have been befitting
they have been befitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been befitting
you will have been befitting
he/she/it will have been befitting
we will have been befitting
you will have been befitting
they will have been befitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been befitting
you had been befitting
he/she/it had been befitting
we had been befitting
you had been befitting
they had been befitting
Conditional
I would befit
you would befit
he/she/it would befit
we would befit
you would befit
they would befit
Past Conditional
I would have befitted
you would have befitted
he/she/it would have befitted
we would have befitted
you would have befitted
they would have befitted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.befit - accord or comport with; "This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

befit

verb be appropriate for, become, suit, be fitting for, be suitable for, be seemly for, behove (U.S.) He writes beautifully, as befits a poet.

befit

verb
1. To be appropriate or suitable to:
Archaic: beseem.
2. To be in keeping with:
Translations

befit

[bɪˈfɪt] VT (frm) → corresponder a
he writes beautifully, as befits a poetescribe con gran belleza, como corresponde a un poeta
it ill befits him to speak thusno es la persona más indicada para decir eso
they offered him a post befitting his experiencele ofrecieron un puesto acorde a su experiencia

befit

[bɪˈfɪt] vtseoir à
as befits → comme il sied à

befit

vt (form) sbanstehen (+dat) (geh), → sich ziemen für (geh); occasionangemessen sein (+dat), → entsprechen (+dat); it ill befits him to speak thuses steht ihm schlecht an or ziemt sich nicht für ihn, so zu reden (geh)

befit

[bɪˈfɪt] impers vb (frm) to befit sbaddirsi a qn, confarsi a qn
it ill befits you to speak in this way → non ti si addice or non ti si confa parlare così
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