American English

Definition of suit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [no passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they suit
    he / she / it suits
    past simple suited
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  1. 1(not used in the progressive tenses)
  2. 2to be convenient or useful for someone suit somebody/something Choose a computer to suit your particular needs. If we met at 2, would that suit you? If you want to go by bus, that suits me fine. He can be very helpful, but only when it suits him. it suits somebody to do something It suits me to start work at a later time.
  3. 3suit somebody (especially of clothes, colors, etc.) to make you look attractive Blue suits you. You should wear it more often. I don't think this coat really suits me.
  4. 4suit somebody/something (usually used in negative sentences) to be right or good for someone or something This hot weather doesn't suit me.
  5. Idioms
      suit yourself (informal)
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    1. 1to do exactly what you would like I choose my assignments to suit myself.
    2. 2usually used in orders to tell someone to do what they want, even though it annoys you “I think I'll stay in this evening.” “Suit yourself!”
    Phrasal Verbssuit something to something/somebodysuit up
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: suit