beseem


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Related to beseem: befit

be·seem

 (bĭ-sēm′)
tr.v. be·seemed, be·seem·ing, be·seems Archaic
To be appropriate for; befit.

[Middle English bisemen : bi-, be- + semen, to seem; see seem.]

beseem

(bɪˈsiːm)
vb
archaic to be suitable for; befit

be•seem

(bɪˈsim)
Archaic. v.t.
1. to be fit for or worthy of.
v.i.
2. to be suitable or fitting.
[1175–1225; Middle English bisemen]

beseem


Past participle: beseemed
Gerund: beseeming

Imperative
beseem
beseem
Present
I beseem
you beseem
he/she/it beseems
we beseem
you beseem
they beseem
Preterite
I beseemed
you beseemed
he/she/it beseemed
we beseemed
you beseemed
they beseemed
Present Continuous
I am beseeming
you are beseeming
he/she/it is beseeming
we are beseeming
you are beseeming
they are beseeming
Present Perfect
I have beseemed
you have beseemed
he/she/it has beseemed
we have beseemed
you have beseemed
they have beseemed
Past Continuous
I was beseeming
you were beseeming
he/she/it was beseeming
we were beseeming
you were beseeming
they were beseeming
Past Perfect
I had beseemed
you had beseemed
he/she/it had beseemed
we had beseemed
you had beseemed
they had beseemed
Future
I will beseem
you will beseem
he/she/it will beseem
we will beseem
you will beseem
they will beseem
Future Perfect
I will have beseemed
you will have beseemed
he/she/it will have beseemed
we will have beseemed
you will have beseemed
they will have beseemed
Future Continuous
I will be beseeming
you will be beseeming
he/she/it will be beseeming
we will be beseeming
you will be beseeming
they will be beseeming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beseeming
you have been beseeming
he/she/it has been beseeming
we have been beseeming
you have been beseeming
they have been beseeming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beseeming
you will have been beseeming
he/she/it will have been beseeming
we will have been beseeming
you will have been beseeming
they will have been beseeming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beseeming
you had been beseeming
he/she/it had been beseeming
we had been beseeming
you had been beseeming
they had been beseeming
Conditional
I would beseem
you would beseem
he/she/it would beseem
we would beseem
you would beseem
they would beseem
Past Conditional
I would have beseemed
you would have beseemed
he/she/it would have beseemed
we would have beseemed
you would have beseemed
they would have beseemed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.beseem - 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"

beseem

verb
Archaic. To be appropriate or suitable to:
References in classic literature ?
Deeming that a serene and unconscious contemplation of him would best beseem me, and would be most likely to quell his evil mind, I advanced with that expression of countenance, and was rather congratulating myself on my success, when suddenly the knees of Trabb's boy smote together, his hair uprose, his cap fell off, he trembled violently in every limb, staggered out into the road, and crying to the populace, "Hold me
Nay," quoth Robin seriously, "it would ill beseem us to treat Your Worship so meanly.
It would ill beseem me to claim to be a better marksman," answered Johnston, "for I have heard great things of your skill.
thou wilt bring me soon To that new world of light and bliss, among The Gods who live at ease, where I shall Reign At thy right hand voluptuous, as beseems Thy daughter and thy darling, without end.
Lady,'' said Cedric, ``this beseems not; were further pledge necessary, I myself, offended, and justly offended, as I am, would yet gage my honour for the honour of Ivanhoe.
Trust me, sir, I have already laughed more than beseems my cloth at your Homeric confabulation with yonder ragamuffin General of the rebels.
To-night is ripe for pleasure, and indeed, I would be merry as beseems a host Who finds a gracious and unlooked-for guest Waiting to greet him.
I could never bring myself to think that I shall meet with these hounds, or my piece, in another world; though the thought of leaving them forever sometimes brings hard feelings over me, and makes me cling to life with a greater craving than beseems three-Score-and-ten.
Therefore it beseems us as true knights to prick on bravely, not idly weep because we cannot now recall.
And hence the stately old dame, taking Time by the forelock, leads him up and down the staircases, and along the galleries and passages, and through the rooms, to witness before he grows any older that everything is ready, that floors are rubbed bright, carpets spread, curtains shaken out, beds puffed and patted, still-room and kitchen cleared for action--all things prepared as beseems the Dedlock dignity.