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Alter vs. Suit

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Alterverb

(transitive) To change the form or structure of.

Suitnoun

A set of clothes to be worn together, now especially a man's matching jacket and trousers (also business suit or lounge suit), or a similar outfit for a woman.

‘Nick hired a navy-blue suit for the wedding.’;

Alterverb

(intransitive) To become different.

Suitnoun

(by extension) A single garment that covers the whole body: space suit, boiler suit, protective suit.

Alterverb

(transitive) To tailor clothes to make them fit.

Suitnoun

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.’;

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Alterverb

(transitive) To castrate, neuter or spay (a dog or other animal).

Suitnoun

A full set of armour.

Alterverb

(transitive) To affect mentally, as by psychotropic drugs or illness.

Suitnoun

(legal) 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 a suit against him immediately.’;

Alternoun

One of the identities or personalities of a person with multiple personality disorder / dissociative identity disorder.

Suitnoun

The act of following or pursuing; pursuit, chase.

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Alterverb

To make otherwise; to change in some respect, either partially or wholly; to vary; to modify.

‘It gilds all objects, but it alters none.’; ‘My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.’;

Suitnoun

Pursuit of a love-interest; wooing, courtship.

Alterverb

To agitate; to affect mentally.

Suitnoun

(obsolete) The act of suing; the pursuit of a particular object or goal.

Alterverb

To geld.

Suitnoun

The full set of sails required for a ship.

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Alterverb

To become, in some respects, different; to vary; to change; as, the weather alters almost daily; rocks or minerals alter by exposure.

Suitnoun

(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.

Alterverb

cause to change; make different; cause a transformation;

‘The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city’; ‘The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue’;

Suitnoun

(obsolete) Regular order; succession.

‘Every five and thirty years the same kind and suit of weather comes again.’;

Alterverb

make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence;

‘her mood changes in accordance with the weather’; ‘The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season’;

Suitnoun

(archaic) A company of attendants or followers; a retinue.

Alterverb

make an alteration to;

‘This dress needs to be altered’;

Suitnoun

(archaic) A group of similar or related objects or items considered as a whole; a suite (of rooms etc.)

Alterverb

insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby

Suitverb

(transitive) To make proper or suitable; to adapt or fit.

Alterverb

remove the ovaries of;

‘Is your cat spayed?’;

Suitverb

To be suitable or apt for one's image.

‘The ripped jeans didn't suit her elegant image.’; ‘That new top suits you. Where did you buy it?’;

Alterverb

change in character or composition, typically in a comparatively small but significant way

‘our outward appearance alters as we get older’; ‘Eliot was persuaded to alter the passage’;

Suitverb

(transitive)To be appropriate or apt for.

‘The nickname "Bullet" suits her, since she is a fast runner.’; ‘Ill suits his cloth the praise of railing well.’;

Alterverb

make structural changes to (a building)

‘plans to alter the dining hall’;

Suitverb

To dress; to clothe.

Alterverb

castrate or spay (a domestic animal).

Suitverb

To please; to make content; to fit one's taste.

‘He is well suited with his place.’; ‘My new job suits me, as I work fewer hours and don't have to commute so much.’;

Suitverb

(intransitive) To agree; to be fitted; to correspond (usually followed by to, archaically also followed by with)

Suitnoun

The act of following or pursuing, as game; pursuit.

Suitnoun

The act of suing; the process by which one endeavors to gain an end or an object; an attempt to attain a certain result; pursuit; endeavor.

‘Thenceforth the suit of earthly conquest shone.’;

Suitnoun

The act of wooing in love; the solicitation of a woman in marriage; courtship.

‘Rebate your loves, each rival suit suspend,Till this funereal web my labors end.’;

Suitnoun

The attempt to gain an end by legal process; an action or process for the recovery of a right or claim; legal application to a court for justice; prosecution of right before any tribunal; as, a civil suit; a criminal suit; a suit in chancery.

‘I arrest thee at the suit of Count Orsino.’; ‘In England the several suits, or remedial instruments of justice, are distinguished into three kinds - actions personal, real, and mixed.’;

Suitnoun

That which follows as a retinue; a company of attendants or followers; the assembly of persons who attend upon a prince, magistrate, or other person of distinction; - often written suite, and pronounced swēt.

Suitnoun

Things that follow in a series or succession; the individual objects, collectively considered, which constitute a series, as of rooms, buildings, compositions, etc.; - often written suite, and pronounced swēt.

Suitnoun

A number of things used together, and generally necessary to be united in order to answer their purpose; a number of things ordinarily classed or used together; a set; as, a suit of curtains; a suit of armor; a suit of clothes; a three-piece business suit.

Suitnoun

One of the four sets of cards which constitute a pack; - each set consisting of thirteen cards bearing a particular emblem, as hearts, spades, clubs, or diamonds; also, the members of each such suit held by a player in certain games, such as bridge; as, hearts were her long suit.

‘To deal and shuffle, to divide and sortHer mingled suits and sequences.’;

Suitnoun

Regular order; succession.

‘Every five and thirty years the same kind and suit of weather comes again.’;

Suitnoun

Someone who dresses in a business suit, as contrasted with more informal attire;

Suitverb

To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word.

Suitverb

To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit.

‘Ill suits his cloth the praise of railing well.’; ‘Raise her notes to that sublime degreeWhich suits song of piety and thee.’;

Suitverb

To dress; to clothe.

‘So went he suited to his watery tomb.’;

Suitverb

To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one's taste.

Suitverb

To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; - usually followed by with or to.

‘The place itself was suiting to his care.’; ‘Give me not an officeThat suits with me so ill.’;

Suitnoun

a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy;

‘the family brought suit against the landlord’;

Suitnoun

a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color;

‘they buried him in his best suit’;

Suitnoun

playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color;

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

Suitnoun

a businessman dressed in a business suit;

‘all the suits care about is the bottom line’;

Suitnoun

a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage);

‘its was a brief and intense courtship’;

Suitnoun

a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank

Suitverb

be agreeable or acceptable to;

‘This suits my needs’;

Suitverb

be agreeable or acceptable;

‘This time suits me’;

Suitverb

accord or comport with;

‘This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!’;

Suitverb

enhance the appearance of;

‘Mourning becomes Electra’; ‘This behavior doesn't suit you!’;

Suitnoun

a set of outer clothes made of the same fabric and designed to be worn together, typically consisting of a jacket and trousers or a jacket and skirt

‘a pinstriped suit’;

Suitnoun

a set of clothes to be worn for a particular activity

‘a jogging suit’;

Suitnoun

a complete set of pieces of armour for covering the whole body

‘a suit of armour’;

Suitnoun

a high-ranking executive in an organization, typically one regarded as exercising influence in an impersonal way

‘maybe now the suits in Washington will listen’;

Suitnoun

any of the sets into which a pack of playing cards is divided (in conventional packs comprising spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs).

Suitnoun

a lawsuit.

Suitnoun

the process of trying to win a woman's affection with a view to marriage

‘he could not compete with John in Marian's eyes and his suit came to nothing’;

Suitnoun

a petition or entreaty made to a person in authority

‘he sought a passage to Christian lands, but they spurned his suit’;

Suitnoun

a complete set of sails required for a ship or for a set of spars

‘they went ashore and changed to another suit of sails’;

Suitverb

be convenient for or acceptable to

‘the flat has two bedrooms—if it suits, you can have one of them’; ‘what time would suit you?’;

Suitverb

act entirely according to one's own wishes (often used to express the speaker's annoyance)

‘‘I'm not going to help you.’ ‘Suit yourself.’’;

Suitverb

adapt something to

‘they took care to suit their answers to the questions put to them’;

Suitverb

enhance the features, figure, or character of (someone)

‘the dress didn't suit her’;

Suitverb

put on clothes, especially for a particular activity

‘I suited up and entered the water’;

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