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Meaning of BECOME

Pronunciation:  bi'kum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!"
  2. [v]  come into existence; "What becomes has duration"
  3. [v]  undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"
  4. [v]  enhance the appearance of; "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!"

BECOME is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: get, go, suit, turn
 See Also: add up, advance, amount, arise, beautify, bob up, boil down, break, change state, choke, come, come, come along, come down, come on, come up, develop, embellish, form, gain, gain ground, get ahead, get along, get on, get over, grow, make, make headway, master, metamorphose, nucleate, occur, originate, overcome, prettify, progress, pull ahead, reduce, rise, root, run, settle, shape up, sober, sober up, spring, spring up, subdue, suffocate, surmount, take, take effect, take form, take shape, transform, transmute, turn, uprise, win, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Be*come"\, v. i. [imp. {Became}; p. p. {Become}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Becoming}.] [OE. bicumen, becumen, AS. becuman to
    come to, to happen; akin to D. bekomen, OHG.a piqu["e]man,
    Goth. biquiman to come upon, G. bekommen to get, suit. See
    {Be-}, and {Come}.]
    1. To pass from one state to another; to enter into some
       state or condition, by a change from another state, or by
       assuming or receiving new properties or qualities,
       additional matter, or a new character.
             The Lord God . . . breathed into his nostrils the
             breath of life; and man became a living soul. --Gen.
                                                   ii. 7.
             That error now which is become my crime. --Milton.
    2. To come; to get. [Obs.]
             But, madam, where is Warwick then become! --Shak.
    {To become of}, to be the present state or place of; to be
       the fate of; to be the end of; to be the final or
       subsequent condition of.
             What is then become of so huge a multitude? --Sir W.
  2. \Be*come"\, v. t.
    To suit or be suitable to; to be congruous with; to befit; to
    accord with, in character or circumstances; to be worthy of,
    or proper for; to cause to appear well; -- said of persons
    and things.
          It becomes me so to speak of so excellent a poet.
          I have known persons so anxious to have their dress
          become them, as to convert it, at length, into their
          proper self, and thus actually to become the dress.
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