Become - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɪˈkʌm|  American pronunciation of the word become
Brit.  |bɪˈkʌm|  British pronunciation of the word become
irregular verb:  p.t. — became  p.p. — become


- enter or assume a certain state or condition (syn: get, go)
- undergo a change or development (syn: turn)
- come into existence

What becomes has duration

- enhance the appearance of(syn: suit)

Mourning becomes Electra


Although I've known him for years, we didn't become close friends until recently.

She won the election, becoming the first woman to be President of the nation.

The book has become quite popular.

We became interested in the property last year.

The crackers had become stale.

It eventually became clear that he had lied.

This kind of behavior hardly becomes a person of your age and position.

He became an interpreter.

It became stuffy.

I don't know what will become of the boy if he keeps failing his examinations.

It doesn't become you to speak like that.

This dress becomes you well.

George became King at the age of 54.

Pollution from cars has become a major problem.

The weather became warmer.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: become
he/she/it: becomes
present participle: becoming
past tense: became
past participle: become
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