Definition of beseem in US English:



[with object]archaic
  • Seem; befit.

    • ‘Thus it beseems a captain to conceal the secrets of his mind so that the enemy may not know his purpose.’
    • ‘He was now near fifty - grave, as beseemed his profession - somewhat dry - and a little severe, perhaps - but a just man.’
    • ‘We have become a great nation, forced by the fact of its greatness into relations with the other nations of the earth, and we must behave as beseems a people with such responsibilities.’
    • ‘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.’