Synonyms for suit

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : soot
Phonetic Transcription : sut

Top 10 synonyms for suit Other synonyms for the word suit

Définition of suit

Origin :
  • c.1300, "attendance at court, the company attending," also their livery or uniform, via Anglo-French siwte, from Old French suitte "attendance, act of following," from Gallo-Romance *sequita, fem. of *sequitus, from Latin secutus, past participle of sequi "to attend, follow" (see sequel).
  • Meaning "application to a court for justice, lawsuit" is first recorded early 15c. Meaning "set of clothes to be worn together" is attested from early 15c., from notion of the livery or uniform of court attendants. As a derisive term for "businessman," it dates from 1979. Meaning "set of playing cards bearing the same symbol" is first attested 1520s, also from the notion of livery. Hence, to follow suit (1670s), which is from card playing.
  • noun matching top and bottom clothing
  • noun legal action
  • noun appeal, request
  • verb be acceptable, appropriate
  • verb adapt, tailor
Example sentences :
  • He said, 'We make precedents in the West when we can't find one to suit us.'
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The subject is one which can be popularized to suit even such an audience.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • My reason is that I wish to have a son-in-law who will suit my wants.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • "Some pretty cloak and suit models get big wages," said Cadge.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • He was an athletic man, and the indolence of camp life did not suit him as it did Yates.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • He was very sanguine about that suit with the Nugents of Carrickashaughlin.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • A suit of this kind should be as irreproachable in fit and finish as a tailor can make it.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Tenderfoot » by Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • This did not suit our notions of a land cruise, and we began to grumble.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The bolt shown did not happen to suit, and the strangers again left us.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • I had a suit some years ago at Paris, for which English witnesses were necessary.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Antonyms for suit

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