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English noun: suit

1. suit (artifact) a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color

SamplesThey buried him in his best suit.

Synonymssuit of clothes

Broader (hypernym)garment

Narrower (hyponym)business suit, double-breasted suit, pinstripe, single-breasted suit, slack suit, zoot suit

2. suit (act) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

SamplesThe family brought suit against the landlord.

Synonymscase, causa, cause, lawsuit

Broader (hypernym)legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings

Narrower (hyponym)bastardy proceeding, civil suit, class action, class-action suit, countersuit, criminal suit, moot, paternity suit

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

3. suit (person) (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit

SamplesAll the suits care about is the bottom line.

Broader (hypernym)businessman, man of affairs

Domain usageargot, cant, depreciation, derogation, disparagement, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

4. suit (communication) a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)

SamplesIts was a brief and intense courtship.

Synonymscourting, courtship, wooing

Broader (hypernym)appeal, entreaty, prayer

Narrower (hyponym)bundling

5. suit (communication) a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank

Broader (hypernym)appeal, entreaty, prayer

6. suit (artifact) playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color

SamplesA flush is five cards in the same suit.
In bridge you must follow suit.
What suit is trumps?.

Broader (hypernym)playing card

Narrower (hyponym)major suit, minor suit, trump

Member meronymdeck, deck of cards, pack of cards

English verb: suit

1. suit (stative) be agreeable or acceptable to

SamplesThis suits my needs.

Synonymsaccommodate, fit

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)conform to, fit, meet

2. suit (stative) be agreeable or acceptable

SamplesThis time suits me.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)agree

3. suit (stative) accord or comport with

SamplesThis kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!.

Synonymsbefit, beseem

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally

4. suit (stative) enhance the appearance of

SamplesMourning becomes Electra.
This behavior doesn't suit you!.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify

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