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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
References in classic literature ?
It was a cookery book, full of innumerable old fashions of English dishes, and illustrated with engravings, which represented the arrangements of the table at such banquets as it might have befitted a nobleman to give in the great hall of his castle.
In either case, there was very much the same solemnity of demeanour on the part of the spectators, as befitted a people among whom religion and law were almost identical, and in whose character both were so thoroughly interfused, that the mildest and severest acts of public discipline were alike made venerable and awful.
He was frighted even to the marrow, and was minded to give order for your instant enlargement, and that you be clothed in fine raiment and lodged as befitted one so great; but then came Merlin and spoiled all; for he persuaded the king that you are mad, and know not whereof you speak; and said your threat is but foolish- ness and idle vaporing.
The boys gazed awhile, half expecting to see a blue light flit past a window; then talking in a low tone, as befitted the time and the circumstances, they struck far off to the right, to give the haunted house a wide berth, and took their way homeward through the woods that adorned the rearward side of Cardiff Hill.
Miss Ingram rose solemnly: "I go first," she said, in a tone which might have befitted the leader of a forlorn hope, mounting a breach in the van of his men.
Then she told them that by the next morning they were to do away with the castle, and the bridge, and the church, and put in their stead the humble hut in which Martin used to live with his mother, and that while he slept her husband was to be carried to his old lowly room; and that they were to bear her away to the utmost ends of the earth, where an old King lived who would make her welcome in his palace, and surround her with the state that befitted a royal Princess.
To-day the Queen sat in her private audience-room chatting pleasantly with her ladies, when in came Mistress Marian Fitzwalter attired again as befitted her rank of lady-in-waiting.
Hereupon the people of each parish gathered closer round their minister, who looked calmly upwards and assumed a more apostolic dignity, as well befitted a candidate for the highest honor of his profession, the crown of martyrdom.
It was built of marble and other beautiful kinds of stone, and rose high into the air, with a splendid dome and a portico along the front, and carved pillars, and everything else that befitted the habitation of a mighty king.