befit

[bih-fit]
verb (used with object), befitted, befitting.
to be proper or appropriate for; suit; fit: His clothes befit the occasion.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; see be-, fit1

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befit (bɪˈfɪt)
 
vb , -fits, -fitting, -fitted
(tr) to be appropriate to or suitable for
 
[C15: from be- + fit1]
 
be'fitting
 
adj
 
be'fittingly
 
adv

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befit
mid-15c., from be- + fit (v.).
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Example sentences
Although some other people have put them apparently at odds for their own befit or out of fear.
Its mission is not to pack as many species as possible into the parcels of land it owns as might befit a zoo.
Their goal is not to pack as many species as possible into the parcels of land it manages, as might befit a zoo.
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