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befit

[bih-fit] /bɪˈfɪt/
verb (used with object), befitted, befitting.
1.
to be proper or appropriate for; suit; fit:
His clothes befit the occasion.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see be-, fit1
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befit

/bɪˈfɪt/
verb -fits, -fitting, -fitted
1.
(transitive) to be appropriate to or suitable for
Derived Forms
befitting, adjective
befittingly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from be- + fit1
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Word Origin and History for befitted

befit

v.

mid-15c., from be- + fit (v.). Related: Befitted; befitting.

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