Definition of befit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

befit

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bɪˈfɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈfɪt//
 
Verb Forms he / she / it befits
BrE BrE//bɪˈfɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈfɪts//
 
past simple befitted
BrE BrE//bɪˈfɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈfɪtɪd//
 
past participle befitted
BrE BrE//bɪˈfɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈfɪtɪd//
 
-ing form befitting
BrE BrE//bɪˈfɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈfɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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something befits somebody (used only in the third person and in participles) (formal) to be suitable and good enough for somebody/something It was a lavish reception as befitted a visitor of her status. He lived in the style befitting a gentleman.
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