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suit

 (so͞ot)
n.
1.
a. A set of matching outer garments, especially one consisting of a coat with trousers or a skirt, often worn on formal occasions.
b. Slang A person, especially an executive, who wears one of these garments at work.
2. An outfit worn for a special activity: a diving suit; a running suit.
3. A group of things used together; a set or collection: a suit of sails; a suit of tools.
4. Games Any of the four sets of 13 playing cards (clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades) in a standard deck, the members of which bear the same marks.
5. Attendance required of a vassal at his feudal lord's court or manor.
6. Law A lawsuit.
7. The act or an instance of courting a woman; courtship: She was inclined to accept his suit.
v. suit·ed, suit·ing, suits
v.tr.
1. To meet the requirements of; fit: This candidate does not suit our qualifications.
2. To make appropriate or suitable; adapt: builders who suit the house to the owner's specifications.
3. To be appropriate for; befit: a color that suits you.
4. To please; satisfy: a choice that suits us all.
5. To provide with clothing; dress: The NCOs suited the recruits in green uniforms.
v.intr.
1. To be suitable or acceptable.
2. To be in accord; agree or match.
Phrasal Verb:
suit up
To put on clothing designed for a special activity: suits up in shorts for a jog.

[Middle English sute, from Anglo-Norman, from Vulgar Latin *sequita, act of following, feminine of *sequitus, past participle of *sequere, to follow, from Latin sequī; see suitor.]

suit

(suːt; sjuːt)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) any set of clothes of the same or similar material designed to be worn together, now usually (for men) a jacket with matching trousers or (for women) a jacket with matching or contrasting skirt or trousers
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (in combination) any outfit worn for a specific purpose: a spacesuit.
3. any set of items, such as the full complement of sails of a vessel or parts of personal armour
4. (Card Games) any of the four sets of 13 cards in a pack of playing cards, being spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs. The cards in each suit are two to ten, jack, queen, and king in the usual order of ascending value, with ace counting as either the highest or lowest according to the game
5. (Law) a civil proceeding; lawsuit
6. (Law) the act or process of suing in a court of law
7. a petition or appeal made to a person of superior rank or status or the act of making such a petition
8. (Professions) slang a business executive or white-collar manager
9. a man's courting of a woman
10. (Card Games) to play a card of the same suit as the card played immediately before it
11. to act in the same way as someone else
12. strong suit strongest suit something that one excels in
vb
13. to make or be fit or appropriate for: that dress suits you.
14. to meet the requirements or standards (of)
15. to be agreeable or acceptable to (someone)
16. suit oneself to pursue one's own intentions without reference to others
[C13: from Old French sieute set of things, from sivre to follow; compare sue]
ˈsuitˌlike adj

suit

(sut)

n.
1. a set of clothing, armor, or the like, intended for wear together.
2. a set of garments of the same color and fabric, consisting typically of trousers or a skirt, a jacket, and sometimes a vest.
3. any costume worn for some special activity.
4. Law.
a. an act or instance of suing in a court of law; lawsuit.
b. a petition or appeal.
5.
a. one of the classes into which cards or dominoes are divided, as spades, clubs, diamonds, and hearts for a deck of common playing cards.
b. a holding of cards in a particular suit.
6. the wooing or courting of a woman.
7. a petition.
9. Slang. a business executive.
v.t.
10. to make appropriate, adapt, or accommodate, as one thing to another: to suit the punishment to the crime.
11. to be appropriate or becoming to: Blue suits you very well.
12. to be acceptable or agreeable to; satisfy or please: The arrangements suit me.
13. to provide with a suit, as of clothing or armor; clothe; array.
v.i.
14. to be appropriate or suitable; accord.
15. to be satisfactory, agreeable, or acceptable.
16. suit up, to put on a uniform or special suit.
Idioms:
follow suit,
a. to play a card of the same suit as that led.
b. to follow the example of another.
[1250–1300; Middle English siute, sute, suite (n.) < Anglo-French, Old French, n. use of feminine past participle of sivre to follow; see sue]

Suit

 a number of things used together; a company of followers or disciples. See also set, stand.

fit

suit
1. 'fit'

If clothes fit you, they are the right size, neither too big nor too small.

That dress fits you perfectly.
He was wearing pyjamas which did not fit him.

In British English, the past tense form of fit is fitted. In American English, the past tense form is fit.

The boots fitted him snugly.
The pants fit him well and were very comfortable.
2. 'suit'

If clothes make you look attractive, don't say that they 'fit' you. You say that they suit you.

You look great in that dress, it really suits you.

suit

suite
1. 'suit'

Suit (/suːt/) can be a verb or a noun.

If something suits you, it is convenient, acceptable, or appropriate for you.

Would Monday suit you?
A job where I was indoors all day wouldn't suit me.

A suit is a set of clothes made from the same material.

He arrived at the office in a suit and tie.
2. 'suite'

Suite (/swiːt/) is a noun.

A suite is a set of rooms in a hotel.

They always stayed in a suite at the Ritz.

A suite is also a set of matching furniture for a sitting room or bathroom.

I need a three-piece suite for the lounge.

suit


Past participle: suited
Gerund: suiting

Imperative
suit
suit
Present
I suit
you suit
he/she/it suits
we suit
you suit
they suit
Preterite
I suited
you suited
he/she/it suited
we suited
you suited
they suited
Present Continuous
I am suiting
you are suiting
he/she/it is suiting
we are suiting
you are suiting
they are suiting
Present Perfect
I have suited
you have suited
he/she/it has suited
we have suited
you have suited
they have suited
Past Continuous
I was suiting
you were suiting
he/she/it was suiting
we were suiting
you were suiting
they were suiting
Past Perfect
I had suited
you had suited
he/she/it had suited
we had suited
you had suited
they had suited
Future
I will suit
you will suit
he/she/it will suit
we will suit
you will suit
they will suit
Future Perfect
I will have suited
you will have suited
he/she/it will have suited
we will have suited
you will have suited
they will have suited
Future Continuous
I will be suiting
you will be suiting
he/she/it will be suiting
we will be suiting
you will be suiting
they will be suiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been suiting
you have been suiting
he/she/it has been suiting
we have been suiting
you have been suiting
they have been suiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been suiting
you will have been suiting
he/she/it will have been suiting
we will have been suiting
you will have been suiting
they will have been suiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been suiting
you had been suiting
he/she/it had been suiting
we had been suiting
you had been suiting
they had been suiting
Conditional
I would suit
you would suit
he/she/it would suit
we would suit
you would suit
they would suit
Past Conditional
I would have suited
you would have suited
he/she/it would have suited
we would have suited
you would have suited
they would have suited

suit

a lawsuit
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 remedysuit - 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
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
3.suit - (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit; "all the suits care about is the bottom line"
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
businessman, man of affairs - a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
4.suit - a man's courting of a womansuit - 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
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"
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"
deck of cards, pack of cards, deck - a pack of 52 playing cards
Verb1.suit - be agreeable or acceptable tosuit - be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs"
conform to, fit, meet - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
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!"
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"
4.suit - enhance the appearance of; "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!"
beautify, fancify, prettify, embellish - make more beautiful

suit

noun
1. outfit, costume, ensemble, dress, clothing, habit a smart suit and tie
2. lawsuit, case, trial, proceeding, cause, action, prosecution, industrial tribunal The judge dismissed the suit.
verb
1. be acceptable to, please, satisfy, do, answer, gratify They will only release information if it suits them.
2. agree with, become, match, go with, correspond with, conform to, befit, harmonize with I don't think a sedentary life would altogether suit me.
3. look attractive on, become, flatter, look good on, enhance the appearance of, show to advantage Green suits you.
4. adjust, adapt, modify, fit, fashion, proportion, accommodate, tailor, customize 'I'm off.' He suited the action to the word and left.
follow suit copy someone, emulate someone, accord with someone, take your cue from someone, run with the herd The Dutch seem set to follow suit.

Suits

boiler 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

suit

noun
1. A legal proceeding to demand justice or enforce a right:
2. Romantic attentions:
address (often used in plural), courtship.
verb
1. To meet a need or requirement:
2. To make or become suitable to a particular situation or use:
3. To be in keeping with:
4. To be appropriate or suitable to:
Archaic: beseem.
5. To look good on or with:
Idiom: put in the best light.
6. To be satisfactory to:
Translations
أحَد النُّقوش الأربَعَه في وَرَق اللعببَدْلَةبَدْلَهدَعْوى، قَضِيَّهطَقْم، لِباس خاص
oblekvyhovovatbarvaslušetúbor
jakkesætpassesagtilpasseklæde
pukusopia
odijelopristajati
öltönyhozzáalkalmazjól állkártyaszínkosztüm
bón , beiînihenta, hæfajakkafötjakkaföt; dragtklæîa/fara vel
スーツ似合う
슈트어울리다
daryti kaip norikortų figūralabai tiktilagaminaspasekti pavyzdžiu
bildinājumsbūt piemērotam/apmierinošamkostīmslietamasts
costum
oblekpožiadanie o ruku
kostimoblekapristajatiustrezati
kostympassasvitfärg
เสื้อผ้าที่เป็นชุดเดียวกันเหมาะสมกัน
bộ com lêhợp với

suit

[suːt]
A. N
1. (= clothing) (for man) → traje m, terno m (LAm); (for woman) → traje m (de chaqueta)
three-piece/two-piece suittraje or (LAm) terno de tres/dos piezas
a rubber suitun traje de goma
suit of armourarmadura f
suit of clothesconjunto m
see also bathing, birthday
2. (also lawsuit) → pleito m
to bring or file a suit (against sb)entablar un pleito (contra algn)
civil suitpleito m civil
3. (Cards) → palo m
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
4. (frm) (= petition) → petición f (liter) (for marriage) → petición f de mano
her parents gave me permission to plead or press my suitsus padres me dieron permiso para pedir su mano
5. (= business executive) → ejecutivo/a m/f
B. VT
1. (= look good on) [clothes, shoes, hairstyle] → quedar bien a, sentar bien a
the coat suits youel abrigo te queda or te sienta bien
choose earrings which suit the shape of your faceelige pendientes que vayan bien con la forma de tu cara
2. (= be acceptable to, please)
2.1. [date, time, arrangement] → venir bien a, convenir
when would suit you?¿cuándo te viene bien or te conviene?
I'll do it when it suits melo haré cuando me venga bien or cuando me convenga
I don't think a sedentary life would suit meno creo que la vida sedentaria sea para mí
it suits him to work nightsle viene or le va bien trabajar de noche
choose the method which suits you bestelige el método que te vaya mejor or que más te convenga
it would suit us better to come back tomorrownos vendría mejor or nos convendría más volver mañana
he found a life that suited him betterencontró una forma de vida más apropiada para él
that suits me fineeso me va bien or me conviene
the climate suits me fineel 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
2.2. (reflexive) I can come and go to suit myselfpuedo ir y venir como me convenga or plazca
he has already arranged his life to suit himselfya ha organizado su vida como le conviene or place
suit yourself!¡como quieras!
suit yourself whether you do it or nothazlo o no según te parezca
C. VI (= be convenient) will tomorrow suit?¿te viene bien mañana?
come whenever it suitsven cuando más te convenga

suit

[ˈsuːt]
n
(man's)costume m
(woman's)tailleur m, ensemble m
(CARDS)couleur f
to follow suit [cardplayer] → jouer la couleur demandée (fig) (= do likewise) → faire de même
(= lawsuit) → procès m
to bring a suit against sb → intenter un procès contre qn
vt
(= look good on) [garment, outfit, colour, hairstyle] → aller à
That dress really suits you → Cette robe te va vraiment bien.
(= be convenient for) → convenir à
What time would suit you? → Quelle heure vous conviendrait?
That suits me fine → Cela me convient très bien.
(= be right for) → convenir à
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
(= please) suit yourself! → comme tu veux!
(= adapt) to suit sth to → adapter qch à
They suited it exactly to my needs → Ils l'ont parfaitement adapté à mes besoins.

suit

n
Anzug m; (woman’s) → Kostüm nt; suit of clothesGarnitur f(Kleider); they bought him a new suit of clothessie kleideten ihn von Kopf bis Fuß neu ein; suit of armourRüstung f
(Jur) → Prozess m, → Verfahren nt; to bring a suit (against somebody for something)(wegen etw gegen jdn) Klage erheben or einen Prozess anstrengen; he lost his suiter hat seinen Prozess verloren
(Cards) → Farbe f; short suitkurze Farbe; long/strong suitlange/starke Farbe; (fig)starke Seite, Stärke f; to follow suit (lit)Farbe bedienen; (fig)jds Beispiel (dat)folgen
(inf: = business executive) → Businessman m, → Businessfrau f
(old, liter, in marriage) → Werbung f; to press one’s suitseiner Werbung (dat)Nachdruck verleihen
(form, = request) → Anliegen nt (form), → Bitte f; to press one’s suitseinem Anliegen or seiner Bitte Nachdruck verleihen
vt
(= be convenient, pleasing to, arrangement, date, price) → passen (+dat); (climate, food) → bekommen (+dat); (occupation, job) → gefallen (+dat); suits me! (inf)ist mir recht (inf), → mir solls recht sein (inf); that suits me fine! (inf)das ist mir recht; that would suit me nicely (time, arrangement) → das würde mir gut (→ in den Kram (inf)) → passen; (house, job etc) → das wäre genau das Richtige für mich; when would it suit you to come?wann würde es Ihnen passen?, wann wäre es Ihnen recht?; I know what suits me bestich weiß, was für mich das Beste ist
to be suited for/to (= be suitable, right for)geeignet sein für; he is very well suited to the jober eignet sich sehr gut für die Stelle; he is not suited to be a doctorer eignet sich nicht zum Arzt; they are well suited (to each other)sie passen gut zusammen
(clothes, hairstyle) → (gut) stehen (+dat), → passen zu; you suit a beard/fringeein Bart/Pony steht dir gut; such behaviour hardly suits youso ein Benehmen steht dir nicht an
(= adapt)anpassen (→ to +dat); to suit one’s style to the audiencesich dem Publikumsgeschmack anpassen, sich nach dem Publikum richten; suiting the action to the word he …er setzte seine Worte in die Tat um und …
(= please)gefallen (+dat), → zufriedenstellen; you can’t suit everybodyman kann es nicht jedem recht machen; we try to suit every tastewir versuchen, etwas für jeden Geschmack zu finden or jedem Geschmack gerecht zu werden
vr he suits himselfer tut, was er will or was ihm passt; you can suit yourself whether you come or notdu kannst kommen oder nicht, ganz wie du willst; suit yourself!wie du willst!, mach, was du willst!; I like to be able to suit myselfich möchte gern tun und lassen können, was ich will
vi (= be suitable)passen

suit

[suːt]
1. n
a. (for man) → abito; (for woman) → tailleur m inv; (for bathing) → costume m; (astronaut's) → tuta
a suit of armour → un'armatura
b. (lawsuit) → causa
to bring a suit against sb → intentare causa a qn
c. (Cards) → colore m, seme m
to follow suit (fig) → fare altrettanto
2. vt
a. (adapt) to suit (to)adattare (a)
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
b. (be acceptable, time, day) → andare bene a; (food, climate) → fare per; (clothes, colour) → stare bene a
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
c. (please) → contentare
suit yourself whether you do it or not → se vuoi farlo fallo, se no lascia perdere
suit yourself! → fa' come ti pare!

suit

(suːt) noun
1. a set of clothes usually all of the same cloth etc, made to be worn together, eg a jacket, trousers (and waistcoat) for a man, or a jacket and skirt or trousers for a woman.
2. a piece of clothing for a particular purpose. a bathing-suit / diving-suit.
3. a case in a law court. He won/lost his suit.
4. an old word for a formal request, eg a proposal of marriage to a lady.
5. one of the four sets of playing-cards – spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs.
verb
1. to satisfy the needs of, or be convenient for. The arrangements did not suit us; The climate suits me very well.
2. (of clothes, styles, fashions etc) to be right or appropriate for. Long hair suits her; That dress doen't suit her.
3. to adjust or make appropriate or suitable. He suited his speech to his audience.
ˈsuited adjective
(negative unsuited) fitted, or appropriate (to or for). I don't think he's suited to/for this work.
ˈsuitor noun
an old word for a man who tries to gain the love of a woman.
ˈsuitcase noun
a case with flat sides for clothes etc, used by a person when travelling. He hastily packed his (clothes in his) suitcase.
follow suit
to do just as someone else has done. He went to bed and I followed suit.
suit down to the ground
(of eg an arrangement, fashion etc) to suit (a person) completely. The dress suits her down to the ground.
suit oneself
to do what one wants to do.

suit

بَدْلَة, يُنَاسِبُ oblek, slušet jakkesæt, passe Anzug, passen βόλεύω, κοστούμι convenir, sentar bien, traje puku, sopia convenir, costume odijelo, pristajati adattare, completo スーツ, 似合う 슈트, 어울리다 pak, passen bij dress, passe (til) dostosować, garnitur cair bem, fato, terno костюм, подходить kostym, passa เสื้อผ้าที่เป็นชุดเดียวกัน, เหมาะสมกัน takım elbise, uymak bộ com lê, hợp với 一套衣服, 适合
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March was very busy trying to finish a letter, which must go at once, and Hannah had the grumps, for being up late didn't suit her.
Doctor Reefy was a tall man who had worn one suit of clothes for ten years.
Oh, it's wild enough to suit any one," answered Professor Bumper.
No one could cut his lawn or wash his buggy to suit him.
He fell in love, as men are in the habit of doing, and pressed his suit with an earnestness and an ardor which left nothing to be desired.
The natural taste and true ear of David governed and modified the sounds to suit the confined cavern, every crevice and cranny of which was filled with the thrilling notes of their flexible voices.
Soon as I found it out I just waltzed into that Jew shop at the Crossing and bought up all the clothes that would be likely to suit you fellows, before anybody else got a show.
But I really think we may suit one another much better than you suppose.
At about the centre of the oaken panels that lined the hall was suspended a suit of mail, not, like the pictures, an ancestral relic, but of the most modern date; for it had been manufactured by a skilful armourer in London, the same year in which Governor Bellingham came over to New England.
He would have eighteen shillings a week at first, a stable suit, a driving suit, a bedroom over the coachhouse, and a boy under him.
But if three o'clock to-morrow afternoon will suit you, at that hour you will find me at your service.
They presented Don Quixote with a hunting suit, and Sancho with another of the finest green cloth; but Don Quixote declined to put his on, saying that he must soon return to the hard pursuit of arms, and could not carry wardrobes or stores with him.