befit befit  /bɪ ˈfɪt/


  • (v) accord or comport with



  1. Then Matthew Broderick arrives, resplendent in a white suit as would befit a colonial British governor of the Bahamas.
  2. As befit a professional conspirator, he employed a baffling assortment of aliases.
  3. Above all, conservatism appropriately constructed as befit the party of Lincoln.


  • No, Russian Literature Is Not the Way to Teach Sex Education

    Spouting advice surreal enough to befit a figure with the title of Russia's "Children's Rights Commissioner," Pavel Astakhov is urging schools to forgo sex education altogether. Instead, he says, turn to Russian literature.        
    on September 20, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire


  1. "All I can tell you is his conduct does not befit a minister," Key said. "If he hadn't resigned I would have sacked him...... I no longer have confidence in him for a number of reasons."
    on Jun 2, 2009 By: John Key Source: AFP

  2. "With 60 years past, there are provisions within the constitution that no longer befit the reality of the day," Mr Abe told the Financial Times in an interview published on its website overnight.
    on Oct 31, 2006 By: Shinzo Abe Source:

  3. "We intend to generate a financial and sporting legacy for UK Olympic governing bodies of sport which befit a host Olympic nation," Moynihan told the BOA Web site.
    on Oct 5, 2005 By: Colin Moynihan Source: Bloomberg

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