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Meaning of "befitted" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BEFITTED

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BEFITTED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Befitted 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 befitted in English.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BEFITTED

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 befitted
you would befitted
he/she/it would befitted
we would befitted
you would befitted
they would befitted
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 befitted
you would have befitted
he/she/it would have befitted
we would have befitted
you would have befitted
they would have befitted
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 BEGIN LIKE BEFITTED

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEFITTED

acquitted
admitted
benefitted
committed
dim-witted
emitted
fitted
hand-knitted
knitted
omitted
outfitted
permitted
pitted
recommitted
refitted
remitted
retrofitted
spotted
submitted
transmitted
uncommitted

Synonyms and antonyms of befitted in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BEFITTED»

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

Translation of «befitted» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BEFITTED

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

Translator English - Chinese

befitted
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

convenía a
570 millions of speakers

English

befitted
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

befitted
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تنفع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подобало
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

convinha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

befitted
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

convenait
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Befitted
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geziemte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

befitted
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

befitted
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Befitted
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

befitted
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உகந்ததாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बेफिटेड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yakışır
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

conveniva
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przystało
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

личило
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cuvenea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ταίριαζε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

betaam
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

befitted
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

befitted
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of befitted

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BEFITTED»

The term «befitted» is normally little used and occupies the 111.211 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BEFITTED» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEFITTED»

Discover the use of befitted in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to befitted and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Works of William Shakespeare: Hamlet. King Lear. Othello
Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death The memory be green, and that it us befitted To bear our hearts in grief and our whole kingdom To be contracted in one brow of woe, Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature That we with ...
William Shakespeare, William George Clark, William Aldis Wright, 1866
2
Seamen's Friend
2246.— Befitted and reshipped for New Orleans, on schr. W. G. Patlon. No. 2356. — Has been to China; read j gone to St. John, on schr. L. Irvin. No. 2437. — Has been several voyages; gone to Port-au-Prince, on brig M. Knowlton. No. 2493.
3
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare
Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death The memory be green ; and that it us befitted 6 To bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdom To be contracted in one brow of woe ; Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature, That we with ...
William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Alexander Pope, 1821
4
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
5
The plays and poems of William Shakespeare: with the ...
Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death The memory be green ; and that it us befitted 6 To bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdom To "be contracted in one brow of woe ; Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature, That we with ...
William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Richard Farmer, 1821
6
The Harmony of the World
Two such pyramids may befitted together base to base to form a figure closed on all sides. This gives the Octahedron. Five trigons, fitted together at one angle, make up ten thirds of a right angle, which is less than twelve thirds. Joining the ...
Johannes Kepler, E. J. Aiton, Alistair Matheson Duncan, 1997
7
Candied's Science
There was, therefore, no doubt that Lord Fred was particularly well endowed as befitted the leading citizen of Morphalli. The castle itself lay within a walled garden that surrounded the only fresh spring in the area. The water was cool and sweet ...
Ian Mims, 2004
8
Euripidea:
This corresponds in every respect to the intuitions above: KaXcoç auтoîç f|Kov means 'though it well befitted them', ßiou is genitive of separation with eKOтfjvai, and when KaXcoç aÙTOiç flKov is supplied in the next line, the line makes good  ...
David Kovacs, 1994
9
Shakespeare: The Basics
Oxford text Claudius Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death The memory be green, and that it us befitted* To bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdom To be contracted* in one brow of woe, Yet so far hath discretion fought with ...
Sean McEvoy, 2000
10
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ...
Eastern and eastward, alike signify toward the east. Steevens. * and that it us befitted — ] Perhaps our author elliptically wrote and us befitted — i. e. and that it befitted us. Steevem. That we with wisest sorrow think on him, Together with 20 ...
William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, George Steevens, 1809

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEFITTED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term befitted is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Go! Team, The Haunt, Pool Valley, Brighton, Saturday, July 4
The band's on-stage mannerisms befitted the hyperactivity of much of their music – founder and songwriter Ian Parton especially could often be ... «The Argus, Jul 15»
2
Review: Chance The Rapper at The Ritz
... upwards as the next one began, propelling towards some intangible summit of sheer hype; any iteration of which would've befitted an all-out, ... «Skiddle.com, Jul 15»
3
Dining with Darius
... display the Mongol court as powerful and cosmopolitan as befitted emperors who portrayed themselves as heirs to the world's great empires, ... «ABOUT US EDITOR'S NOTE About Us The Cairo Review of, Jul 15»
4
Ivar Kituyi died in his prime and a bright star was dimmed too soon
The service, elegantly managed by the clergy of St Austin's, befitted the reassuring dignity with which the young Makari always carried himself. «The Standard Digital News, Jul 15»
5
Popsmacked! It takes a lot of bravado to reprise a character in your …
... saw him resurrect the marble-mouthed boxer that brought him fame three decades earlier with a gravitas and charm that befitted a man of 60, ... «Waterloo Record, Jul 15»
6
Phil Walsh tribute: Hawks and Pies join as one in memory of slain …
It was a unique sight on the hallowed MCG turf, as befitted an unprecedented day in Australian Rules football history. The men of Collingwood ... «The Age, Jul 15»
7
Championing The Course of Widows, Orphans
Her name may resonate voiceless, but her passion and drive in giving befitted faces to the less privileged are ever worthwhile in the life of ... «THISDAY Live, Jul 15»
8
Madeleine Peyroux offers restrained refinement at Berklee
Their restraint befitted the refined performance by Peyroux, upright bassist Barak Mori, and electric guitarist Jon Herington. Even when all three ... «Boston Globe, Jun 15»
9
Wimbledon, blasphemy and the dulcet tones of the BBC
The spectators, on the other hand, continued to be as polite and restrained as befitted a 1970s Wimbledon crowd. Until suddenly a voice from ... «Irish Independent, Jun 15»
10
Bangladesh takes a jab at India
DHAKA: Bangladesh went a step farther in mocking India, posted a befitted reply to Indian advertisement 'Bacha ab Bacha nahi Raha.”. «News Tribe, Jun 15»

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