Synonyms of suit
1 outfitDictionary • a smart suit and tie
outfit • She was wearing an outfit we'd bought the previous day.
costume • Even from a distance, the effect of his costume was stunning.
ensemble • a dashing ensemble in navy and white
dress • a well-groomed gent in smart dress and specs
clothing • The refugees were given food, clothing and shelter.
habit • She emerged having changed into her riding habit.
2 lawsuitDictionary • The judge dismissed the suit.
lawsuit • The dispute culminated in a lawsuit against the government.
case • He lost his case at the European Court of Human Rights.
trial • New evidence showed that he lied at the trial.
proceeding • The whole proceeding went very smoothly.
action • a libel action brought by one of the country's top bureaucrats
prosecution • the prosecution of those responsible
appeal • The government issued a last-minute appeal to him to return.
request • They agreed to his request for help.
prayer • Say a quick prayer I don't get stopped for speeding.
petition • a humble petition to Saint Anthony
invocation • an invocation for divine guidance
entreaty • They have resisted all entreaties to pledge their support for the campaign.
1 be acceptable to • They will only release information if it suits them.
be acceptable to
please • This comment pleased her immensely.
satisfy • The pace of change has not been quick enough to satisfy everyone.
do • A plain old `I love you' won't do.
answer • We must ensure we answer real needs.
gratify • She was gratified by his response.
2 agree with • I don't think a sedentary life would altogether suit me.
match • These shoes match your dress.
befit • He writes beautifully, as befits a poet.
3 look attractive on • Green suits you.
look attractive on
become • Does khaki become you?
flatter • Orange flatters those with golden skin tones.
look good on
enhance the appearance of
show to advantage
4 adjustDictionary • ‘I'm off.’ He suited the action to the word and left.
adjust • Liz adjusted her mirror and edged the car out.
adapt • Shelves were built to adapt the library for use as an office.
modify • They agreed to modify their recruitment policy.
fit • She was having her wedding dress fitted.
fashion • dresses fashioned to hide the bulges
accommodate • She walked slowly to accommodate herself to his pace.
tailor • scripts tailored to American comedy audiences
tally • The figures didn't seem to tally.
IDIOM:▷ follow suit
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accommodateIf you accommodate to something new, you change your behaviour or ideas so that you are able to deal with it.
• She walked slowly to accommodate herself to his pace.
actionTo bring a legal action against someone means to bring a case against them in a court of law.
• a libel action brought by one of the country's top bureaucrats
adaptIf you adapt something, you change it to make it suitable for a new purpose or situation.
• Shelves were built to adapt the library for use as an office.
Thesaurus for suit from the Collins English Thesaurus
any set of clothes of the same or similar material designed to be worn together, now usually (for men) a jacket with matching trousers or (for women) a jacket with matching or contrasting skirt or trousers