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My father was the superintendent of the churches in the state of Montana. He was content in his beliefs. He befit the term 'true Christian.' He would turn the other cheek. He was truly a man of peace.
Phil Jackson

Meaning of "befit" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BEFIT

From be- + fit1.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BEFIT

befit  [bɪˈfɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BEFIT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Befit is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb befit in English.

WHAT DOES BEFIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of befit in the English dictionary

The definition of befit in the dictionary is to be appropriate to or suitable for.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BEFIT

PRESENT

Present
I befit
you befit
he/she/it befits
we befit
you befit
they befit
Present continuous
I am befitting
you are befitting
he/she/it is befitting
we are befitting
you are befitting
they are befitting
Present perfect
I have befitted
you have befitted
he/she/it has befitted
we have befitted
you have befitted
they have befitted
Present perfect continuous
I have been befitting
you have been befitting
he/she/it has been befitting
we have been befitting
you have been befitting
they have been befitting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I befitted
you befitted
he/she/it befitted
we befitted
you befitted
they befitted
Past continuous
I was befitting
you were befitting
he/she/it was befitting
we were befitting
you were befitting
they were befitting
Past perfect
I had befitted
you had befitted
he/she/it had befitted
we had befitted
you had befitted
they had befitted
Past perfect continuous
I had been befitting
you had been befitting
he/she/it had been befitting
we had been befitting
you had been befitting
they had been befitting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will befit
you will befit
he/she/it will befit
we will befit
you will befit
they will befit
Future continuous
I will be befitting
you will be befitting
he/she/it will be befitting
we will be befitting
you will be befitting
they will be befitting
Future perfect
I will have befitted
you will have befitted
he/she/it will have befitted
we will have befitted
you will have befitted
they will have befitted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been befitting
you will have been befitting
he/she/it will have been befitting
we will have been befitting
you will have been befitting
they will have been befitting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would befit
you would befit
he/she/it would befit
we would befit
you would befit
they would befit
Conditional continuous
I would be befitting
you would be befitting
he/she/it would be befitting
we would be befitting
you would be befitting
they would be befitting
Conditional perfect
I would have befit
you would have befit
he/she/it would have befit
we would have befit
you would have befit
they would have befit
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been befitting
you would have been befitting
he/she/it would have been befitting
we would have been befitting
you would have been befitting
they would have been befitting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you befit
we let´s befit
you befit
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to befit
Past participle
befitted
Present Participle
befitting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BEFIT


benefit
ˈbɛnɪfɪt
Buffett
ˈbʌfɪt
comfit
ˈkʌmfɪt
counterfeit
ˈkaʊntəfɪt
fit
fɪt
fitt
fɪt
forfeit
ˈfɔːfɪt
keep-fit
ˌkiːpˈfɪt
misfit
ˈmɪsˌfɪt
nonprofit
nɒnˈprɒfɪt
outfit
ˈaʊtˌfɪt
overfit
ˌəʊvəˈfɪt
profit
ˈprɒfɪt
prophet
ˈprɒfɪt
race-fit
ˌreɪsˈfɪt
refit
riːˈfɪt
retrofit
ˈrɛtrəʊˌfɪt
semifit
ˌsemɪˈfɪt
superfit
ˌsuːpərˈfɪt
unfit
ʌnˈfɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BEFIT

befall
befallen
befana
befell
befinger
befinned
befitted
befitting
befittingly
beflag
beflea
befleck
beflower
beflum
befoam
befog
befogged
befogging
befool
before

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEFIT

barefit
child benefit
cost-benefit
death benefit
defined-benefit
disablement benefit
disbenefit
fringe benefit
housing benefit
incapacity benefit
injury benefit
invalidity benefit
maternity benefit
retirement benefit
sickness benefit
single parent benefit
standard housing benefit
supplementary benefit
unemployment benefit
widow´s benefit

Synonyms and antonyms of befit in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BEFIT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «befit» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of befit

Translation of «befit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BEFIT

Find out the translation of befit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of befit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «befit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

适合
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

acorde a
570 millions of speakers

English

befit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शोभा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ناسب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

BeFit
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

convir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মানান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

convenir à
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Befit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sich gehören für
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

~にふさわしい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

적합하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Befit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thích hợp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இசைந்திரு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शोभा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yakışmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

addirsi a
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przystoi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

BeFit
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

befit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Befit
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

betamen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

anstår
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

befit
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of befit

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BEFIT»

The term «befit» is regularly used and occupies the 82.081 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BEFIT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about befit

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QUOTES WITH «BEFIT»

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Phil Jackson
My father was the superintendent of the churches in the state of Montana. He was content in his beliefs. He befit the term 'true Christian.' He would turn the other cheek. He was truly a man of peace.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEFIT»

Discover the use of befit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to befit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Early English Impersonal Construction: An Analysis of ...
Elmer's 1981 HAPPEN verbs): (be/ge/gebe/a-) limpan 'to ha en befall; belong to; befit, concern, grieve,' togelimpan 'to belong to, befit,' mislimpan 'to happen amiss ,' (ge/to)sc'elan 'to happen, succeed,' (ge)tidan 'to betide, happen,' mistidan 'to ...
Ruth Möhlig-Falke, 2012
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American and British English Preferences: Spelling, Grammar, ...
I . befit befit befit 1 . befit befit befitted befitted befit befitted befitted 2. dive dived dived 2. dive dived dived dive dove dived dive dived 3- fit fit fit 3- fit fit fitted fitted fit fitted fitted 4- plead pled peld 4- plead plead pleaded pleaded plead pleaded ...
Nancy Salama, Mary Ghali, 1982
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)
Befit, befit′,v.t.tofit,orbe suitableto:to beproperto,or right for:—pr.p.befit′ting; pa. p.befit′ted.—adj.Befit′ting. —adv.Befit′tingly. [Pfx. be, and Fit.] Beflower, beflow′ėr, v.t. to coveror besprinklewith flowers. Befoam, befōm′,v.t. to bespatteror ...
Various
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Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of ...
BEFIGHT, be and fight ; A. S. feohtan, fihtan ; Ger fechten. As wrastling windes, out of dispersed whirl, lieftght themselues, the west with southern blast. Surrey. JEiuris, book ii. BEFIT, be and fit. Fit, aptus, idoneus, a Fr. G.fait, factum, q. d. factum, ...
Encyclopaedia, Edward Smedley, 1845
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Public Humiliation as a Mitigator in Criminal Sentencing
Historically, befit sentencing was seen as both a right and responsibility of the judiciary (Whitman, 2003). From the time of colonial magistrates, judges had full discretion in sentencing and often sought to tie the sentence to the crime as either ...
Barbara Benoliel, 2006
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Grammatical Change and Linguistic Theory: The Rosendal Papers
(18) gifallan (ge)lihhen gilimphan ginuagen girinnan (ge)spuon gezimen wegan befit enjoy befit satisfy satisfy succeed befit worry In (19) an example for raising from object-to-subject is given with the unaccusative verb gilimphan 'befit'.
Þórhallur Eyþórsson, 2008
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The Works: Of Shakespear. In Eight Volumes. Collated and ...
Befit. Itisnotso. Ask them how many inches Is in one mile: it they have measur'd many, The measure then of one is easily told. Boy et. If to come hither you have measur'd miles, And many miles ; the princess bids you tell, How many inches doth ...
William Shakespeare, 1726
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A People Apart: Chosenness and Ritual in Jewish ...
The view we might label Aristotelian or Rationalistic Teleology holds that the actions that befit man's nature are rationally comprehensible. That is, one can rationally figure out both what man's nature is and what actions befit man's nature  ...
Daniel H. Frank, 1993
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Topological Vector Spaces, Algebras and Related Areas
Quotients of fit spaces need not befit. 3. Spaces with dense fit subspaces are fit. 4 . Dense subspaces of fit spaces need not befit. 5. Finite-codimensional subspaces of fit spaces are fit. 6. Countable-codimensional subspaces of fit spaces need ...
A Lau, I Tweddle, 1995
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A - I.
Befit'ted pa. p. Befit' ting a. T, *ffar Befit'tingly ocfo. Beflatter (be-flat'er) [pref. 6s & Flatter.] v. t. Beflower ( be-flow'er ) v. t. ( m ) gsqf Befoam (be-fom' ) v. t. «f, Befog ( be-fog' ) w. «. j]<ti'd^ui. Mostly used as a participle or as a participial adjectve.
Nilakantha Babaji Ranade, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEFIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term befit is used in the context of the following news items.
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Why Matt Harvey's problem with 6 man rotation is mental and Mets …
The Mets are trying to find a way to assuage the pitcher and to piece together a new routine that will befit him. "This is kind of new for all of us," ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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Seedlings and Children: Taking Care of Our Common Future
... coffee, and bananas, and in this way securing the communities' diet, as well as producing alternative income to befit their communities.". «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Heathrow expansion must happen to help Scottish businesses
So whilst the development of Heathrow is a vital component of the UK's future aviation needs, it would befit the UK Government to consider all ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
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2 Sisters Food Group hires Newgate for wide-ranging comms and …
This is a critical appointment in the development of communications that befit a company with the reach of 2 Sisters Food Group." Jonathan ... «PR Week, Jul 15»
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Gallerie Orchid moves to new, state-of-the-art premises
The buyer on the otherhand was given consultation to chose work of art that would befit his taste and understanding," Pais said. Featured in the ... «Daijiworld.com, Jul 15»
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"I'm too big for such" - Ekiti PDP chieftain rejects Fayose's appointment
“If I will reject it in totality, I want to see the governor first and I want him to reason with me that this appointment does not befit my status as a ... «DailyPost Nigeria, Jul 15»
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Does Greek vote befit the birthplace of democracy?
ATHENS – When Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras dropped the bombshell of a popular plebiscite on the tough demands of creditors keeping ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»
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7 Free workout apps that are like personal trainers
If you're looking for a channel with a wide variety of full-length workouts from multiple personal trainers, check out the BeFiT channel by Lions ... «SheKnows.com, Jul 15»
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Keeping Advocacy Alive After Loss of Loved One to Mesothelioma
What words can befit the loss of a parent? Still, I appreciated their outpouring of love and support, even though I wasn't sure I wanted to accept it. I felt like if I did, ... «MesotheliomaHelp.org, Jul 15»
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Never Have I Ever: patronising and political
... with epithets so cheese-covered they befit a high school superhero gang from a Disney Channel TV show better than a University campaign. «Palatinate, Jul 15»

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