Definition of Beseem

1. Verb. Accord or comport with. "This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"

Exact synonyms: Befit, Suit
Generic synonyms: Agree, Check, Correspond, Fit, Gibe, Jibe, Match, Tally



Definition of Beseem

1. v. t. Literally: To appear or seem (well, ill, best, etc.) for (one) to do or to have. Hence: To be fit, suitable, or proper for, or worthy of; to become; to befit.

2. v. i. To seem; to appear; to be fitting.

Definition of Beseem

1. Verb. (archaic transitive and intransitive) To appear, seem, look (with some qualifying word). ¹

2. Verb. (archaic transitive and intransitive) To be appropriate or creditable (without qualifying word). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beseem

1. to be suitable [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Beseem

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beseecher
beseechers
beseeches
beseeching
beseechingly
beseechingness
beseechings
beseechment
beseechments
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beseekes
beseeking
beseem (current term)
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beselve
besend
beserk
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Literary usage of Beseem

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"to religion, or in some such honest and beseem- [ quarters in tho outside of the same ; and with- ing subject. There was a monitor of tlie ball. ..."

2. Lay Sermons by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1852)
"The better then doth it beseem both the place and me," he replied. " From a visionary wilt thou hear a vision ? Mark that vivid flash through this ..."

3. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"... well beseem'd the ancients' nobler To our old Arden here, most fitly it belongs : Yet shall she not invoke the muses to her aid ; But thee, Diana bright ..."

4. The Second Part of Goethe's Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1886)
"'twould ill beseem Me, to life noxious, to be near the living. 'Twould bring me ill repute, and profit me Nothing. Already it sinks down. 'Twill land Here. ..."

5. The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax: Poems : in Search of 1. the Picturesque, 2 by William Combe (1871)
"... While he could tell, as it beseem'd, Others were hunting in their sleep ; For his retir'd life had been One constant and unvaried scene, ..."

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