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Suita number of things used together; a company of followers or disciples. See also set, stand.
If clothes fit you, they are the right size, neither too big nor too small.
If clothes make you look attractive, don't say that they 'fit' you. You say that they suit you.
If something suits you, it is convenient, acceptable, or appropriate for you.
A suit is a set of clothes made from the same material.
Past participle: suited
|Noun||1.||suit - a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color; "they buried him in his best suit"|
business suit - a suit of clothes traditionally worn by businessmen
double-breasted suit - a suit with a double-breasted jacket
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
pinstripe - a suit made from a fabric with very thin stripes
single-breasted suit - a suit having a single-breasted jacket
slack suit - casual dress consisting of slacks and matching jacket
zoot suit - a flashy suit of extreme cut
|2.||suit - a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord"|
civil suit - a lawsuit alleging violations of civil law by the defendant
class action, class-action suit - a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group
countersuit - a suit brought against someone who has sued you
criminal suit - a lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant
moot - a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise; "he organized the weekly moot"
bastardy proceeding, paternity suit - a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined)
legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
|3.||suit - (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit; "all the suits care about is the bottom line"|
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
|4.||suit - a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief and intense courtship"|
appeal, entreaty, prayer - earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
bundling - a onetime custom during courtship of unmarried couples occupying the same bed without undressing
|5.||suit - a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank|
|6.||suit - playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color; "a flush is five cards in the same suit"; "in bridge you must follow suit"; "what suit is trumps?"|
major suit - (bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts
minor suit - ( bridge) a suit of inferior scoring value, either diamonds or clubs
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
trump - (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand; "clubs were declared trumps"; "a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led"
|Verb||1.||suit - be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs"|
|2.||suit - be agreeable or acceptable; "This time suits me"|
agree - be agreeable or suitable; "White wine doesn't agree with me"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
|3.||suit - accord or comport with; "This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"|
|4.||suit - enhance the appearance of; "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!"|
Suitsboiler suit, buckskins, catsuit, double-breasted suit, dress suit, evening dress, G-suit or anti-G suit, judogi, jump suit, lounge suit, Mao suit, morning dress, penguin suit, playsuit, pyjamas or (U.S.) pajamas, romper suit, safari suit, sailor suit, shell suit, single-breasted suit, ski suit, slack suit, sunsuit, spacesuit, sweat suit or sweats, swimsuit, three-piece suit, tracksuit, trouser suit or (U.S. & Canad.) pant suit, wet suit, zoot suit
three-piece/two-piece suit → traje or (LAm) terno de tres/dos piezas
a rubber suit → un traje de goma
suit of armour → armadura f
suit of clothes → conjunto m
see also bathing, birthday
to bring or file a suit (against sb) → entablar un pleito (contra algn)
civil suit → pleito m civil
to follow suit (in cards) → jugar una carta del mismo palo (fig) → seguir el ejemplo
modesty is not his strong or > long suit (esp US) → la modestia no es su fuerte
her parents gave me permission to plead or press my suit → sus padres me dieron permiso para pedir su mano
the coat suits you → el abrigo te queda or te sienta bien
choose earrings which suit the shape of your face → elige pendientes que vayan bien con la forma de tu cara
when would suit you? → ¿cuándo te viene bien or te conviene?
I'll do it when it suits me → lo haré cuando me venga bien or cuando me convenga
I don't think a sedentary life would suit me → no creo que la vida sedentaria sea para mí
it suits him to work nights → le viene or le va bien trabajar de noche
choose the method which suits you best → elige el método que te vaya mejor or que más te convenga
it would suit us better to come back tomorrow → nos vendría mejor or nos convendría más volver mañana
he found a life that suited him better → encontró una forma de vida más apropiada para él
that suits me fine → eso me va bien or me conviene
the climate suits me fine → el clima me sienta bien
to suit sth to sth/sb (frm) → adaptar algo a algo/algn
to suit sb down to the ground [plan, situation] → venir de perlas a algn; [house, job] → ser perfecto para algn
see also book A1
to follow suit [cardplayer] → jouer la couleur demandée (fig) (= do likewise) → faire de même
That dress really suits you → Cette robe te va vraiment bien.
What time would suit you? → Quelle heure vous conviendrait?
That suits me fine → Cela me convient très bien.
I don't think a sedentary life would suit me → Je ne pense pas qu'une vie sédentaire me conviendrait.
to suit sb down to the ground (mainly British) → convenir parfaitement à qn
a suit of armour → un'armatura
to suit one's language to one's audience → usare un linguaggio adatto a chi ascolta
to suit the action to the word → mettere in pratica le proprie parole
to be suited to sth (suitable for) → essere adatto/a a qc
they are well suited (to each other) → stanno bene insieme
that suits me (down to the ground) → per me va benissimo
it doesn't suit me to leave now → non mi va di partire ora
the post suited her perfectly → il lavoro faceva proprio per lei