- 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 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.
- 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. Word Origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French siwte, from a feminine past participle of a Romance verb based on Latin sequi
- 1to do exactly what you would like I choose my assignments to suit myself.
- 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!’
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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//