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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. caprice, whim, fancy, notion; paroxysm, convulsion, seizure, outburst. See agitation. —v. equip, furnish, outfit; grace, beautify; accommodate; clothe; suit, meet, conform; adapt. See agreement, equality, preparation, clothing. —adj. appropriate, suitable, fitting, proper; expedient, advantageous; vigorous, well, sound. See agreement, health, violence, expedience, disease.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Appropriate by nature]
Syn. suitable, proper, fitting, appropriate, likely, expedient, apt, adapted, apposite, meet, convenient, timely, opportune, feasible, practicable, wise, advantageous, favorable, preferable, beneficial, deSirable, comme il faut (French), adequate, conformable, seemly, comely, tasteful, becoming, correspondent, agreeable, seasonable, befitting, due, rightful, equitable, legitimate, decent, decorous, congruous, harmonious, pertinent, concordant, according, accordant, consonant, relevant, in keeping, consistent, congenial, applicable, apropos, compatible, admissible, concurrent, pat, felicitous, to the point, to the purpose, answerable to, agreeable to, suited, right, auspicious, happy, lucky, cut out for*.
Ant. unfit*, unseemly, inappropriate.
2. [Appropriate by adaption]
Syn. fitted, adapted, suited, well-contrived, calculated, prepared, qualified, competent, matched, ready-made, accommodated, adjusted, tailor-made, worthy, eligible; see also sense 1.
Ant. unsuited, ill-contrived, mismatched.
3. [In good physical condition]
Syn. trim, hale, sound, robust; see hardy 2 , healthy 1 , strong 1 .
Syn.- fit , the broadest term here, means having the qualities or qualifications to meet some condition, circumstance, purpose, or demand [fit for a king ] ; suitable is applied to that which accords with the requirements or needs of the occasion or circumstances [ shoes suitable for hiking ] ; proper implies reference to that which naturally or rightfully belongs to something or suggests a fitness or suitability dictated by good judgment [proper respect for one's elders ] ; appropriate implies that something is especially or distinctively fit or suitable [ books appropriate for young children ] ; fitting is applied to that which accords harmoniously with the character, spirit, or tone of something [ a fitting end to a fine day ] ; apt is used of that which is exactly suited to the purpose [ an apt phrase ] n.
1. [A sudden attack of disease]
Syn. attack, seizure, paroxysm, spasm, throes, convulsion, epileptic attack, epilepsy, stroke, apoplectic attack, apoplexy, attack of Saint Vitus' dance or chorea, episode, crisis, bout, ictus, spell*, the jumps*, staggers*; see also illness 1 .
2. [A transitory spell of action or feeling]
Syn. burst, outburst, outbreak, rush, torrent, spate, tantrum, explosion, eruption, convulsion, paroxysm, spasm, access, rage, frenzy, fury, caprice, mood, transitory mood, passing humor, huff, miff, snit, period, spurt, seizure, flare-up, spell*, conniption*, conniption fit*, blowup*.
by fits and starts,
Syn. intermittently, episodically, fitfully, unevenly; see irregularly .
have ( or [m1]throw) a fit*,
Syn. lose one's temper, become angry, get excited, blow one's top*; see rage 1 , 3 .
v.
1. [To be suitable in character]
Syn. agree, suit, accord, harmonize, apply, belong, conform, fit in, fit right in, be in keeping, be in accord, be consonant, be apposite, parallel, relate, concur, match, tally, correspond, dovetail, be apt, be adapted, befit, respond, have its place, answer the purpose, meet, chime, go, comport with, consist, click*, jibe*.
Ant. disagree, oppose*, clash.
2. [To be suitable in size and shape]
Syn. be comfortable, be becoming, suit, become, conform to the body, hang, drape, give support, permit free movement.
3. [To make suitable]
Syn. arrange, alter, adapt, tailor; see adjust 1 , 3 .
4. [To equip]
Syn. outfit, furnish, implement, fit out; see provide 1 .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
seizure, convulsion, paroxysm, spasm, attack, *spaz, throe, bout, conniption, outburst, spell, frenzy.
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v.
correspond, accord, jibe, harmonize, match, conform, agree, *dovetail, interlock, mesh.
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a.
1. suitable fitting, apt, proper, seemly, right, correct, appropriate, befitting, decorous, germane.
2. in shape healthy, well, robust, strong, hardy, hale, vigorous, hearty, strapping.
ANT.: 1. unsuitable, inappropriate. 2. sickly, weak, out of shape
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place: appropriate, apt, becoming, befitting, correct, felicitous, fitting, happy, meet2, proper, right, tailor-made. See RIGHT. 2. Suited to one's end or purpose: appropriate, befitting, convenient, expedient, good, meet2, proper, suitable, tailor-made, useful. See AGREE, GOOD. 3. Satisfying certain requirements, as for selection: eligible, fitted, qualified, suitable, worthy. See ABILITY. 4. Consistent with prevailing or accepted standards or circumstances: appropriate, deserved, due, fitting, just, merited, proper, right, rightful, suitable. See RIGHT. 5. Having good health: hale, healthful, healthy, hearty, right, sound2, well2, whole, wholesome. Idioms: fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, in fine fettle. See HEALTH.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To cause to be ready, as for use, consumption, or a special purpose: fix, make, prepare, prime, ready. See PREPARED. 2. To supply what is needed for some activity or purpose: accouter, appoint, equip, fit out (or up), furnish, gear, outfit, rig, turn out. See GIVE. 3. To have a proper or suitable place: belong, go. See ORDER. 4. To be compatible or in correspondence: accord, agree, check, chime, comport with, conform, consist, correspond, harmonize, match, square, tally. Informal: jibe1. Archaic: quadrate. See AGREE. 5. To make or become suitable to a particular situation or use: acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adapt, adjust, conform, fashion, reconcile, square, suit, tailor. See CHANGE. 6. To conform to another, especially in size and shape: dovetail. See AGREE. 7. To be in keeping with: become, befit, conform, correspond, go with, match, suit. See AGREE.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A sudden and often acute manifestation of a disease: access, attack, seizure. Informal: spell3. See HEALTH. 2. A sudden violent expression, as of emotion: access, blowup, burst, eruption, explosion, flare-up, gust, outbreak, outburst. See EXPLOSION. 3. An angry outburst: huff, passion, tantrum, temper. Informal: conniption, conniption fit. See FEELINGS.

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