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noun 
  1. The attempt to gain an end by legal process; a process instituted in a court of law for the recovery of a right or claim; a lawsuit.
If you take my advice, you'll file against him immediately.
  1. (italbrac-colon, obsolete) The act of following or pursuing; pursuit, chase.
  2. (obsolete) The act of suing; the pursuit of a particular object or goal.
Thenceforth the of earthly conquest shone. "Spenser.
  1. Pursuit of a love-interest; wooing, courtship.
Rebate your loves, each rival suspend, Till this funereal web my labors end. "Pope.
  1. (archaic) A company of attendants or followers; a retinue.
  2. (archaic) A group of similar or related objects or items considered as a whole; a suite (of rooms etc.)
  3. The full set of sails required for a ship.
  4. A set of clothes to be worn together, now especially a man's matching jacket and trousers, or a similar outfit for a woman.
Nick hired a navy-blue for the wedding.
  1. (context, pejorative, slang) A person who wears matching jacket and trousers, especially a boss or a supervisor.
Be sure to keep your nose to the grindstone today; the suits are making a "surprise" visit to this department.
  1. A full set of armour.
  2. (card games) Each of the sets of a pack of cards distinguished by color and/or specific emblems, such as the spades, hearts, diamonds or clubs of traditional Anglo, Hispanic and French playing cards.
To deal and shuffle, to divide and sort Her mingled suits and sequences. "Cowper.
  1. (obsolete) Regular order; succession.
Every five and thirty years the same kind and of weather comes again. "Bacon.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: traje , terno (italbrac, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru), vestido (italbrac, Colombia, Panama), flux (italbrac, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, colloquial - pronounced 'flus'), tacuche (italbrac, Mexico, colloquial)
  • Dutch: kostuum
  • French: complet
  • German: Anzug
  • Italian: vestito
verb 
  1. To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word. "Shak.
  2. To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit.
Ill suits his cloth the praise of railing well. "Dryden.
Raise her notes to that sublime degree Which suits song of piety and thee. "Prior.
  1. To dress; to clothe.
So went he suited to his watery tomb. "Shak.
  1. To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one"s taste.
  2. (intransitive): To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; " usually
followed by with or to.
The place itself was suiting to his care. "Dryden.
Give me not an office That suits with me so ill. "Addison.
Translations: 
  • French: convenir
  • German: passen
  • Spanish: convenir To please, to make content
Etymology: siute, from sieute (modern suite), originally a participle adjective from vulgar Latin
  • sequita, from Latin sequi "follow".



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