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Related to beseem: befit


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.]


archaic to be suitable for; befit


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


Past participle: beseemed
Gerund: beseeming

I beseem
you beseem
he/she/it beseems
we beseem
you beseem
they beseem
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
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
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"


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!
``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.
Therefore it beseems us as true knights to prick on bravely, not idly weep because we cannot now recall.
Behold, Nature ashamed, or, better to express, Troubled, that thou shouldst hunger, hath purveyed From all the elements her choicest store, To treat thee as beseems, and as her Lord With honour.
"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.
The vivid tempos beseem the first movement, as well as the intermezzos, with the Midday section captivating the listener by the legible, crystal-clear tremolo in the strings, while the sound of Blind Musicians is impresionistically intoxicating.
It did not beseem the people of Medina and those round about them of the dwellers of the desert to remain behind the Apostle of Allah, nor should they desire (anything) for themselves in preference to him; this is because there afflicts them not thirst or fatigue or hunger in Allah's way, nor do they tread a path which enrages the unbelievers, nor do they attain from the enemy what they attain, but a good work is written down to them on account of it; surely Allah does not waste the reward of the doers of good (Repentance, 120).6.
before we break out the congratulatory Bollinger, caveats might beseem us.
They reported that beseem dry matter yield was reduced by 30, 58, 68 and 80% in first cut when sown in mixture with oat at 5, 25, 50 and 100 live seeds m-2.
Dimovski reminds of the statement of current SDSM leader who recently revealed that patriotism and patriotic politics did not beseem his party.