Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To be suitable to or appropriate for.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To suit; be suitable to; become.
  • To fit; furnish with something fit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To be suitable to; to suit; to become.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to be fit for

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb accord or comport with

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Examples

  • After announcing his retirement, he asked fans to give him a nickname that befit his retirement.

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  • After announcing his retirement, he asked fans to give him a nickname that befit his retirement.

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  • Bravo to Man united players for having done a very impressive task. keep it please the befit will be your

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  • Bravo to Man united players for having done a very impressive task. keep it please the befit will be your

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  • Browne flew me to Miami, had me meet with everyone and made me an offer I honestly couldn't refuse -- which kind of befit his status as an intimidating Godfather within the NBC power structure.

    Chez Pazienza: NBC and Zucker: The Downward Spiral

  • Then she bade bring food and there came four damsels, high-bosomed girls and virginal, who set before us food and fruits and confections and flowers and wine, such as befit none save kings.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then came forward the Persian sage and, prostrating himself before the King, presented him with a horse5 of the blackest ebony-wood inlaid with gold and jewels, and ready harnessed with saddle, bridle and stirrups such as befit Kings; which when Sabur saw, he marvelled with exceeding marvel and was confounded at the beauty of its form and the ingenuity of its fashion.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Answered Kamar al-Zaman, “O King, verily this favour, if there be no reason for it, is indeed a wonder of wonders, more by token that thou hast advanced me to dignities such as befit men of age and experience, albeit I am as it were a young child.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Amongst others the King of Hind heard of me and sent to my father to invite me to his court, with offerings and presents and rarities such as befit royalties.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But I'll take care henceforward to use such as befit the dignity of my office; for 'in

    Don Quixote

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