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Definition 1: a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy - [noun denoting act]

Samples where suit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the family brought suit against the landlord

Synonyms for suit in the sense of this definition

(suit is a kind of ...) (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

(... is a kind of suit ) a lawsuit alleging violations of civil law by the defendant

(... is a kind of suit ) a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group

(... is a kind of suit ) a suit brought against someone who has sued you

(... is a kind of suit ) a lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant

(... is a kind of suit ) a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise

"he organized the weekly moot"

(... is a kind of suit ) a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined)

(suit belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where suit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they buried him in his best suit

Synonyms for suit in the sense of this definition

(suit is a kind of ...) an article of clothing

"garments of the finest silk"

(... is a kind of suit ) a suit of clothes traditionally worn by businessmen

(... is a kind of suit ) a suit with a double-breasted jacket

(... is a kind of suit ) a suit made from a fabric with very thin stripes

(... is a kind of suit ) a suit having a single-breasted jacket

(... is a kind of suit ) casual dress consisting of slacks and matching jacket

(... is a kind of suit ) a flashy suit of extreme cut

Definition 3: playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where suit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a flush is five cards in the same suit
  • in bridge you must follow suit
  • what suit is trumps?

(suit is a kind of ...) one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

(... is a kind of suit ) (bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts

(... is a kind of suit ) ( bridge) a suit of inferior scoring value, either diamonds or clubs

(... is a kind of suit ) (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand

"clubs were declared trumps" "a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led"

(... is a member of suit) a pack of 52 playing cards

Definition 4: a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank - [noun denoting communication]

(suit is a kind of ...) earnest or urgent request

"an entreaty to stop the fighting" "an appeal for help" "an appeal to the public to keep calm"

Definition 5: a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where suit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • its was a brief and intense courtship

Synonyms for suit in the sense of this definition

(suit is a kind of ...) earnest or urgent request

"an entreaty to stop the fighting" "an appeal for help" "an appeal to the public to keep calm"

(... is a kind of suit ) a onetime custom during courtship of unmarried couples occupying the same bed without undressing

Definition 6: (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit - [noun denoting person]

Samples where suit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all the suits care about is the bottom line

(suit is a kind of ...) a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)

(suit is used in the usage domain ...) a communication that belittles somebody or something

(suit is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 7: accord or comport with - [verb of stative]

Samples where suit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!

Synonyms for suit in the sense of this definition

(suit is a kind of ...) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

"The two stories don't agree in many details" "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check" "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

Definition 8: enhance the appearance of - [verb of stative]

Samples where suit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mourning becomes Electra
  • This behavior doesn't suit you!

Synonyms for suit in the sense of this definition

(suit is a kind of ...) make more beautiful

Definition 9: be agreeable or acceptable - [verb of stative]

Samples where suit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This time suits me

(suit is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of suit ) be agreeable or suitable

"White wine doesn't agree with me"

Definition 10: be agreeable or acceptable to - [verb of stative]

Samples where suit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This suits my needs

Synonyms for suit in the sense of this definition

(suit is a kind of ...) fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction

"does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?" "This job doesn't match my dreams" "meet a need"

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