Definitions of befit

  1. To be worthy of or suitable for.
  2. Befittingly.
  3. Befitted.
  4. To fit, or be suitable to:- pr. p. befitting; pa. p. befitted.
  5. To fit; become; be suitable to.
  6. To be suitable for; be worthy of.
  7. To suit; to be suitable to; to become.
  8. To suit; to become.

Usage examples for befit

  1. Any strong observations on it I feel sincerely would ill befit the solemnity of this scene; but I would earnestly beseech of you, my Lord,- you who preside on that bench,- when the passions and prejudices of this hour have passed away, to appeal to your own conscience, and to ask of it, was your charge as it ought to have been, impartial and indifferent between the subject and the crown? – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  2. This, I felt, was paid to me as being President of the republic, and I endeavoured to behave myself with such mingled humility and dignity as might befit the occasion; but I could not but feel that something was wanting to the simplicity of my ordinary life. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  3. That is Hagen's counsel, that ye may so be found as doth befit your honor. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  4. What suits the soldier does not befit the merchant. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  5. Then spake the noble Margrave Rudeger: " Shall any other who would gladly serve you come from this hall, let us hear the tale, and lasting peace shall well befit good friends." – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  6. Then the heroes brought to pass that the noble Giselher took her to wife, as did well befit a king. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  7. The things of mortals best befit mortality. – The Extant Odes of Pindar by Pindar