AskDefine | Define beseem

Dictionary Definition

beseem v : accord or comport with; "This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!" [syn: befit, suit]

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English

Etymology

From be- + seem.

Pronunciation

/bɪˈsi:m/

Verb

  1. To appear, seem, look (with some qualifying word).
    This inn beseems well for a weary traveller.
  2. To be appropriate or creditable (without qualifying word).
    • 1819: “Lady,” said Cedric, “this beseems not; were further pledge necessary, I myself, offended, and justly offended, as I am, would yet gage my honour for the honour of Ivanhoe.” — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
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