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beseem Syllabification: be·seem
Pronunciation: /bəˈsēm/

Definition of beseem in English:

verb

[with object] archaic
Seem; befit.
Example sentences
  • Thus it beseems a captain to conceal the secrets of his mind so that the enemy may not know his purpose.
  • She hopes that this will help them to locate the loan that beseems their expectations.
  • It was a quiet, sombre, clerical house, beseeming such a man as the warden, and thus he afterwards frequented it.

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