suit

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. petition, appeal, prayer; courtship, wooing; suite, retinue, train; outfit, set, group, sequence; lawsuit, action, litigation. See request, endearment, clothing, continuity, class. —v. t. satisfy, please; become, befit; fit, adapt. See agreement.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A series]
Syn. suite, set, group; see series .
2. [A case at law]
Syn. lawsuit, action, litigation; see trial 2 .
3. [Clothes to be worn together]
Syn. costume, ensemble, outfit, livery, uniform; see also clothes .
Kinds of suits include: business suit, three-piece suit, dress suit, sport suit, bathing suit, jump suit, body suit, sweat suit, running suit; women: tailored suit, cocktail suit, pant suit, cardigan suit, evening suit, sun suit, play suit; men: leisure suit, full dress, tails*, monkey suit*, soup and fish*, dinner jacket, tuxedo, tux*, zoot suit, morning dress; children: snow suit, sun suit, play suit, Eton suit.
bring suit,
Syn. prosecute, start legal proceedings, initiate a case; see sue .
follow suit*,
Syn. accord with, regulate one's actions by, take a cue from*; see follow 2 , imitate 2 .
v.
1. [To be in accord with]
Syn. befit, be agreeable, be appropriate to; see agree , agree with 2 .
2. [To please]
Syn. amuse, fill, gratify; see entertain 1 , satisfy 1 .
3. [To adapt]
Syn. accommodate, revise, readjust; see change 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. set group, series, ensemble.
2. lawsuit case, litigation, trial, court action.
3. set of clothes worn together outfit, ensemble, costume, uniform, *threads, *getup, *Sunday go-to-meeting clothes, *Sunday best, *bib and tucker, formal evening wear, dress suit, leisure suit, sack suit, seersucker suit, sport suit, business suit, three-piece suit, tuxedo, zoot suit, jumpsuit. see coat, dress, jacket, pants, shirt, skirt
II
v.
1. befit satisfy, meet one's requirements, meet one's needs, *fill the bill, be appropriate, accommodate, please, conform, fit.
2. adapt fit, adjust, tailor, change, proportion, modify.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A legal proceeding to demand justice or enforce a right: action, case, cause, instance, lawsuit. See LAW. 2. Romantic attentions: address (often used in plural), courtship. See SEEK, SEX. II verb 1. To meet a need or requirement: answer, do, serve, suffice. See EXCESS, HELP. 2. To make or become suitable to a particular situation or use: acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adapt, adjust, conform, fashion, fit1, reconcile, square, tailor. See CHANGE. 3. To be in keeping with: become, befit, conform, correspond, fit1, go with, match. See AGREE. 4. To be appropriate or suitable to: become, befit, behoove. Archaic: beseem. See AGREE. 5. To look good on or with: become, enhance, flatter. Idiom: put in the best light. See AGREE, BEAUTIFUL. 6. To be satisfactory to: please, satisfy. See PAIN.

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