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suit
American English: /sut/
British English: /suːt/

Translation of suit in Spanish:

noun

  • 2 (Law) to file suit o bring a suit against somebody
    demandar a alguien
    llevar a alguien a juicio
    entablar una demanda contra alguien
    Example sentences
    • Ads designed to assemble litigants for class action suits represent an explosive area of growth in legal advertising.
    • Thus the position now acknowledged is that in an appropriate case a claimant in a negligence suit may establish a prima facie case by relying on the fact of the accident.
    • The Amendment only withholds federal judicial power in suits against the state by citizens of another state, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state.
  • 3 (in courtship) [dated] to plead o press one's suit
    pedir la mano de alguien
    Example sentences
    • He took the rejection of his suit to the princess hard, and has plotted revenge against those caused the rejection of his suit.
    • The knight undertakes a love suit to the daughter of Selestinus, a wise emperor in Rome, and certain strange terms are agreed upon between them as the condition of her favor.
  • 4 (in cards) to be somebody's strong o (in American English also) long suit
    ser el fuerte de alguien
    to follow suit
    (do likewise)
    seguir su ( or nuestro etc) ejemplo
    hacer lo mismo
    (lit: in cards)
    jugar una carta del mismo palo
    seguir el palo
    Example sentences
    • The classic order of suits is hearts above diamonds, and spades above clubs.
    • Tiles in a set of Chinese dominoes are divided into two suits (Civil and Military).
    • It is generally easiest to divide a deck by suits, and then give each player all the cards of one suit.

transitive verb

  • 1 (be convenient to, please)
    (arrangements/time)
    venirle bien a
    convenirle a
    Tuesday/four o'clock would suit me better
    me vendría mejor el martes/a las cuatro
    me convendría más el martes/a las cuatro
    it would suit me better to start next week
    me vendría mejor or me convendría más empezar la semana que viene
    whenever it suits you
    cuando te venga bien
    cuando te convenga
    she knows what suits her best
    sabe lo que le conviene
    it's impossible to suit everybody
    es imposible contentar a todo el mundo
    a chateau in France would suit me fine [humorous]
    no le haría ascos a un castillo en Francia [humorous]
    to suit oneself
    hacer lo que uno quiere
    suit yourself!
    ¡haz lo que quieras!
    ¡haz lo que te dé la gana! [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Its courses are available on computers connected to the internet, so workers can learn wherever and whenever it suits them and you.
    • They play their cards in a completely random fashion, laying down and picking up whenever it suits them.
    • The athletes should be able to come to these grounds and practise whenever it suits them.
    Example sentences
    • I don't think so, for the Government doesn't back date anything unless it suits themselves.
    • Departments suited themselves about typefaces and headings.
    • In a word, they were doing what every elite in unaccountable institutions do, doing what suited themselves.
  • 2 2.1 (be appropriate, good for) the job doesn't suit him
    el trabajo no es para él or no le va
    such language does not suit a man of God
    ese vocabulario no es el que corresponde a or el que se espera de un religioso
    they suit each other very well
    son de caracteres muy compatibles
    this cold weather doesn't suit me
    este tiempo frío no me sienta bien
    the furniture doesn't suit the house
    los muebles no van con la casa
    2.2 (look good with)
    (hairstyle/dress)
    quedarle or (especially Spain) irle bien a
    that color really suits you
    ese color te queda muy bien or te favorece
    short hair suits the shape of her face
    el pelo corto le queda or (especially Spain) le va bien a su forma de cara
    see also suited
    Example sentences
    • Each voice suits the character's personality well.
    • Stay fit, dress to suit our figure, get a flattering hairstyle, and enhance nature with the right touch of makeup.
    • Robert is a very animated character, so Opera suits him for sure.
  • 3 (adapt)to suit something to something/somebody
    adaptar algo a algo/alguien
    industry has to suit design to current fashion
    la industria tiene que adaptar el diseño a la moda del momento

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