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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:
    repercussion, rebound, reverberation, kick, recoil, backlash

  2. become(verb)

    come into existence

    "What becomes has duration"

    Antonyms:
    soiled, dirty, unclean

  3. become, turn(verb)

    undergo a change or development

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

    Synonyms:
    spider orchid

  4. become, suit(verb)

    enhance the appearance of

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

    Synonyms:
    unfold, circularise, dissipate, penetrate, riddle, overspread, disseminate, pass around, spread, spread out, go around, broadcast, turn out, fan out, scatter, distribute, imbue, circularize, expand, permeate, splay, open, propagate, rotate, pervade, disperse, circulate, string out, interpenetrate, diffuse

    Antonyms:
    concentrated

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 for "become":

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

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How to use become in a sentence?

  1. Nickel Ashmeade:

    It means that I'm in very good nick. As I said the more I run the faster I'll get, the smoother my running will become and take it from there.

  2. Hyman Rickover:

    Be ever questioning. Ignorance is not bliss. It is oblivion. You don't go to heaven if you die dumb. Become better informed. Lean from others' mistakes. You could not live long enough to make them all yourself.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    Two people may become enemies when their ideas are the same.

  4. Socrates, Phaedrus, sct. 275:

    You are providing for your disciples a show of wisdom without the reality. For, acquiring by your means much information unaided by instruction, they will appear to possess much knowledge, while, in fact, they will, for the most part, know nothing at all; and, moreover, be disagreeable people to deal with, as having become wise in their own conceit, instead of truly wise.

  5. Gale Geringer:

    I don't underestimate the anger people are feeling right now. It's huge. And Liz Cheney has become the target of that anger, but I don't think Liz Cheney's really the cause of it, i think it's fear of what the President Biden administration is going to do to Wyoming. We're petrified. Our entire economy, all of our jobs, our tax base has been threatened. And there's nothing we can do about Joe Biden for four years. But we can take that fear and anger out on Liz Cheney.

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