What are some alternative words for be?

Synonyms for be
bi; unstressed bi, bɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beryllium, Be, glucinium, atomic number 4(verb)

    a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element

    Synonyms:
    glucinium, atomic number 4, beryllium

  2. be(verb)

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

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

    Synonyms:
    make up, comprise, follow, cost, equal, embody, personify, constitute, live, exist, represent

  3. be(verb)

    be identical to; be someone or something

    "The president of the company is John Smith"; "This is my house"

    Synonyms:
    make up, comprise, follow, cost, equal, embody, personify, constitute, live, exist, represent

  4. be(verb)

    occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

    "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"

    Synonyms:
    make up, comprise, follow, cost, equal, embody, personify, constitute, live, exist, represent

  5. exist, be(verb)

    have an existence, be extant

    "Is there a God?"

    Synonyms:
    embody, subsist, comprise, follow, cost, survive, equal, make up, personify, live, constitute, exist, represent

  6. be(verb)

    happen, occur, take place

    "I lost my wallet; this was during the visit to my parents' house"; "There were two hundred people at his funeral"; "There was a lot of noise in the kitchen"

    Synonyms:
    make up, comprise, follow, cost, equal, embody, personify, constitute, live, exist, represent

  7. equal, be(verb)

    be identical or equivalent to

    "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"

    Synonyms:
    personify, exist, live, equal, touch, represent, equate, embody, equalise, match, follow, equalize, rival, cost, make up, comprise, constitute

  8. constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be(verb)

    form or compose

    "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"

    Synonyms:
    play, follow, embody, act, found, live, institute, even up, make up, compensate, fabricate, appoint, establish, equal, symbolize, even out, present, lay out, exist, make, pay, incorporate, typify, exemplify, form, cost, reconcile, stand for, correct, invent, consist, plant, catch up with, manufacture, counterbalance, defend, represent, stage, conciliate, comprise, patch up, nominate, even off, name, symbolise, interpret, cook up, correspond, personify, contain, constitute, map, pay off, settle

  9. be, follow(verb)

    work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function

    "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher"

    Synonyms:
    conform to, play along, embody, espouse, make up, travel along, keep up, personify, fall out, keep an eye on, adopt, survey, comply, come after, abide by, live, cost, watch over, pursue, take after, equal, exist, watch, keep abreast, follow, represent, comprise, observe, surveil, succeed, accompany, come, postdate, trace, constitute, stick with, stick to

  10. embody, be, personify(verb)

    represent, as of a character on stage

    "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"

    Synonyms:
    personify, exist, live, equal, represent, personate, embody, comprise, body, cost, incarnate, substantiate, make up, follow, body forth, constitute

  11. be(verb)

    spend or use time

    "I may be an hour"

    Synonyms:
    make up, comprise, follow, cost, equal, embody, personify, constitute, live, exist, represent

  12. be, live(verb)

    have life, be alive

    "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"

    Synonyms:
    personify, exist, live, hold out, equal, populate, last, represent, comprise, experience, hold up, subsist, know, embody, dwell, cost, live on, make up, endure, inhabit, survive, go, follow, constitute

  13. be(verb)

    to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form

    "let her be"

    Synonyms:
    make up, comprise, follow, cost, equal, embody, personify, constitute, live, exist, represent

  14. cost, be(verb)

    be priced at

    "These shoes cost $100"

    Synonyms:
    make up, comprise, follow, cost, equal, embody, personify, constitute, live, exist, represent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. be

    Synonyms:
    be certain, be real, be the fact, be true, exist

    Antonyms:
    appear, have the appearance, have the semblance, look, seem

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    fi, become, être, get, remain, prove, constitute, receive, come, ser, exist, either, serve, provide, give, go, 're, 's, 'être, essere, play, worden, represent, sean, stay, look, se, happen

How to pronounce be?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

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