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suit

suit

 
 
pronunciation:
sut
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
suit up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a set of clothes consisting of a jacket and trousers or a skirt, usu. made of the same material and color.
Since he started working for the bank, he has to wear a suit every day.
 
definition 2: a similarly matched set of less formal clothing.
synonyms:
ensemble, outfit
definition 3: a man's courtship of a woman.
She showed no interest in marriage, and eventually he gave up his suit.
synonyms:
courtship, wooing
definition 4: in law, the act or process of bringing an action in court.
Several consumers who had been injured filed suit against the company.
synonyms:
action, case, lawsuit, litigation
similar words:
proceeding
definition 5: all the playing cards of a single kind in a deck of cards. In games such as poker or bridge, the suits are clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades.
In poker, if you have five cards of the same suit, you have a flush.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: suited, suiting, suits
definition 1: to be appropriate to; fit.
The somber tone of his speech suited the occasion.The color yellow suits her.
synonyms:
become, befit, fit
similar words:
accord with, calculate, conform to, follow, harmonize with, match
definition 2: to be acceptable to; satisfy.
The change in plans suits me.
synonyms:
please, satisfy
similar words:
answer, content, gladden, gratify, oblige
definition 3: to make appropriate to.
He suited the speech to the occasion.
synonyms:
accommodate, adapt, conform, fashion, fit
similar words:
accord, adjust, harmonize, key, modify, slant
definition 4: to provide clothing for.
synonyms:
array, clothe
similar words:
apparel, attire, costume, dress, equip, garb, outfit
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be suitable, acceptable, or appropriate.
synonyms:
agree, fit
similar words:
accord, belong, conform, do
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phrase: suit up
derivation: suited (adj.)
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