Verb befit Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


befit (third-person singular simple present befits, present participle befitting, simple past and past participle befitted)

  1. to be fit for

More definition: be proper or appropriate for; suit; fit, His clothes befit the occasion.

1. (transitive) to be appropriate to or suitable for Derived Formsbefitting, adjectivebefittingly, adverb Word OriginC15, from be- + fit1Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
mid-15c., from be- + fit (v.). Related, Befitted; befitting.


In material prosperity the progress of the island from 1902 to 1906 was very great; but in its politics, various social and economic elements, and political habits and examples of Spanish provenience that ill befit a democracy, led once more to revolution.

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