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Synonyms for become
bɪˈkʌmbe·come

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Wiktionary

  1. becomeverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. become, go, getverb

    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, turnverb

    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. becomeverb

    come into existence

    "What becomes has duration"

    Synonyms:
    turn, suit, get, go

  4. become, suitverb

    enhance the appearance of

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

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

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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. becomeverb

    Synonyms:
    be

  2. becomeverb

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

  3. becomeverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "become":

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

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How to use become in a sentence?

  1. Wells Fargo analyst David Maris:

    We believe that as these significant price increases annualize in 2016-2017, Valeant’s comps will become difficult and growth could slow dramatically.

  2. Alber Elbaz:

    Now we have to become image-makers, the screen has to scream, baby, that's the rule. And loudness is the new thing.

  3. The Post:

    If a man is the head, a woman is the brain, without the brain, tell me what will become of the head. -Okiki Michael

  4. White House:

    Over the last few decades, we've seen too many industries become dominated by a handful of large companies that control most of the business and most of the opportunities -- raising prices and decreasing options for American families, while also squeezing out small businesses and entrepreneurs.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Too much poverty, like living in the same conditions as Job, could lead many to become atheists.


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