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Synonyms for become
bɪˈkʌm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. become, go, get(verb)

    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!"

    Synonyms:
    function, take, perish, give way, mystify, hold out, run, endure, lead, experience, give out, conk out, operate, have, travel, last, die, sustain, grow, perplex, receive, go away, scram, bring forth, go, stimulate, sire, rifle, drive, engender, run low, fix, pay back, plump, suffer, stick, break, pass away, set about, drop dead, get down, incur, draw, catch, contract, blend in, run short, pop off, get going, locomote, dumbfound, beat, set out, live, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, arrest, blend, develop, fetch, suit, bring, bewilder, mother, induce, buzz off, make, belong, let, obtain, beget, give-up the ghost, go bad, survive, get, generate, turn, expire, find, vex, baffle, live on, start out, convey, croak, capture, move, choke, aim, fit, sound, stupefy, flummox, gravel, begin, extend, start, depart, puzzle, father, decease, get under one's skin, pass, proceed, break down, arrive, exit, conk, produce, fail, buy the farm, hold up, acquire, come, snuff it, pay off, pose, bugger off, cause, amaze, work, nonplus, commence

  2. become, turn(verb)

    undergo a change or development

    "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"

    Synonyms:
    turn, move around, grow, suit, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, call on, plow, release, reverse, rick, get, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, work, plough, go, change state, wrench

  3. become(verb)

    come into existence

    "What becomes has duration"

    Synonyms:
    turn, suit, get, go

  4. become, suit(verb)

    enhance the appearance of

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

    Synonyms:
    get, accommodate, fit, suit, beseem, befit, go, turn

Wiktionary

  1. become(verb)

    Synonyms:
    befit, suit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. become

    Make is essentially causative; to the idea of cause all its various senses may be traced (compare synonyms for CAUSE). To make is to cause to exist, or to cause to exist in a certain form or in certain relations; the word thus includes the idea of create, as in Gen. i, 31, "And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Make includes also the idea of compose, constitute; as, the parts make up the whole. Similarly, to cause a voluntary agent to do a certain act is to make him do it, or compel him to do it, compel fixing the attention more on the process, make on the accomplished fact. Compare COMPEL; DO; INFLUENCE; (make better) AMEND; (make haste) QUICKEN; (make known) ANNOUNCE; AVOW; CONFESS; (make prisoner) ARREST; (make up) ADD; (make void) CANCEL.

    See synonyms for ABOLISH; BREAK; DEMOLISH.

    Synonyms:
    bring about, bring into being, bring to pass, cause, compel, compose, constitute, constrain, construct, create, do, effect, establish, execute, fabricate, fashion, force, frame, get, make, make out, make up, manufacture, occasion, perform, reach, render, require, shape

    Preposition:
    Make of, out of, or from certain materials, into a certain form, for a certain purpose or person; made with hands, by hand; made by a prisoner, with a jack-knife.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. become

    Synonyms:
    befit, grace, beseem, behove

    Antonyms:
    misbeseem, misfit, misbecome, disgrace

Editors Contribution

  1. hit (verb)

    colloquial, informal

    by the time i hit thirty, i was about three hundred pounds

    Submitted by erhnice on July 29, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. become(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be

  2. become(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    change to, be changed to, be converted into, get to be, come to be

  3. become(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    suit, befit, be suitable to, be proper for, be appropriate to

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    becoming, be, became, becomes, been, fate, are, make, gone, gotten

How to pronounce become?

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Veena
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How to use become in a sentence?

  1. Willie Weir:

    We've discovered that the parasite causing African sleeping sickness has existed for thousands of years without having sex and is now suffering the consequences of this strategy, theoretically ... the predicted consequence of this is that it will become extinct in the long-term.

  2. Chika Onuegbu:

    "Our Governor Sir, hardly does any day pass in Nigeria, without a report of a massacre of Nigerians by Nigerians or at least, coordinated by Nigerians. Hardly does a day pass, without the report of a major violent crime committed against Nigerians by Nigerians. Hardly does a day pass, without the story of how large sums of money are stolen by Nigerians who are in positions of trust. The revelations at the various probes by the National Assembly are heart breaking as billions of Naira meant for the improvement in the welfare and condition of living of ordinary Nigerians are brazenly stolen by those who they are entrusted in their care. All these are examples of violence against the people of Nigeria. The killings and maiming of Nigerians, whether by Boko Haram, Militants, cult groups, kidnappers, armed robbers, misguided youths, political thugs and other forms of societal vices by deviant groups under whatever guise, are all examples of direct violence. There is also structural violence, which is the violence that does not hurt or kill through fists or guns or bombs, but through social structures that produce poverty, death and enormous suffering such as: corruption, injustice and bad governance. The truth is that, no one will be able to properly address the problems of direct violence especially, those with ideological inclination without understanding the relationship between direct violence and structural violence. For instance, take a hypothetical example of a man who loses his land or fishing port to oil /gas exploitation because of unjust laws. His son loses her mother because of poverty and crumbling social infrastructure in the Niger Delta, his daughter cannot further her education because the surviving parent is poor. Yet, they live closer oil pipelines When she manages to go to school through community effort. She is told that there is no job for her. She becomes unemployed and frustrated. The community also becomes frustrated, and unable to sponsor others like her. They become abandoned and trapped in the heinous poverty circle while their God-given resources are carted away and used to fund a system of fiscal federalism that is a misnomer and unbecoming of any true federation. The fund is used to pay for the construction of the expensive city of Abuja, fund the huge corruption that we read daily in the newspapers, finance expatriate workers in the Oil and Gas Industry who enjoy highest condition of service, incomparable to any of their equivalent in the world, fund one of the most expensive National Assemblies in the world and provide for the lavish and hedonistic lifestyle of the privileged few Nigerians . Our Governor Sir, you will agree with us that hunger, neglect, frustration and deprivation of this magnitude IN THE MIDST OF PLENTY is a serious form of violence, capable of pushing ( indeed has pushed) the man and his community into direct violence. The story is also not different in Northern Nigeria, where years of deprivation, neglect, corruption and misrule by the ruling elites have led to the emergence and establishment of dynasties of poverty in the form of ‘Almajiris’, and now we all cry over the terror in the land, occasioned by the ‘Boko Haram’ insurgence. Let me quickly add that I am not by any chance providing any justification for criminal activities, I am only showing how one crime, for example corruption, leads to another. For example, the killings by ‘Boko Haram’ or militant/cult groups in the Niger Delta. This analysis in my view, is important if we must address the unacceptable violence, insecurity and wanton killings in Nigeria that is fast becoming a way of life in our beloved country." Exerpt from AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY COMRADE HYGINUS CHIKA ONUEGBU (JP, FCA) STATE CHAIRMAN TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF NIGERIA (TUC) RIVERS STATE COUNCIL ON THE OCCASION OF 2012 MAY DAY CELEBRATION IN RIVERS STATE NIGERIA.

  3. Drew Ryce:

    I don’t understand what they were doing, once we look more closely, it will become clear.

  4. Nadav Zafrir:

    There is a governmental focus on making Israel a cyber leader, and the prime minister is very involved. I’m optimistic that Israel can become one of the top two cyber-security hubs in the world.

  5. Robert Louis Stevenson:

    To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life.


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