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

      

    suit

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//suːt//
     
    , also BrE//sjuːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//suːt//
     
    [no passive](not used in the progressive tenses)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they suit
    BrE BrE//suːt//
     
    , also BrE//sjuːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//suːt//
     
    he / she / it suits
    BrE BrE//suːts//
     
    , BrE//sjuːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//suːts//
     
    past simple suited
    BrE BrE//ˈsuːtɪd//
     
    , also BrE//ˈsjuːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsuːtɪd//
     
    past participle suited
    BrE BrE//ˈsuːtɪd//
     
    , also BrE//ˈsjuːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsuːtɪd//
     
    past simple suiting
    BrE BrE//ˈsuːtɪŋ//
     
    , also BrE//ˈsjuːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsuːtɪŋ//
     
    past participle suiting
    BrE BrE//ˈsuːtɪŋ//
     
    , also BrE//ˈsjuːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsuːtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  to be convenient or useful for somebody 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.
  2. 2  suit somebody (especially of clothes, colours, etc.) to make you look attractive Blue suits you. You should wear it more often. I don't think this coat really suits me.
  3. 3suit somebody/something (especially British English) (usually used in negative sentences) to be right or good for somebody/something This hot weather doesn't suit me.
  4. Word Origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French siwte, from a feminine past participle of a Romance verb based on Latin sequi ‘follow’. Early senses included ‘attendance at a court’ and ‘legal process’; senses (1) to (3) derive from an earlier meaning ‘set of things to be used together’. The verb sense ‘make appropriate’ dates from the late 16th cent.Extra examples A camping holiday would suit me fine. Country life suits me down to the ground! It would suit me fine if I never have to see them again. This arrangement suited me perfectly. Try out the various rackets to find out which one suits you best. You will have to try out the various tennis rackets to find out which one suits you best. a car that’s ideally suited for urban living a shampoo designed to suit all hair types If you want to go by bus, that suits me fine.Idioms
    suit your/somebody’s book
     
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    (British English, informal) to be convenient or useful for you/somebody Well, if you’re honest and hard-working, that suits our book.
    suit somebody down to the ground
     
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    (British English, informal) to be very convenient or acceptable for somebody This job suits me down to the ground.
      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 somebody to do what they want, even though it annoys you ‘I think I'll stay in this evening.’ ‘Suit yourself!’
    Phrasal Verbssuit something to somebody
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