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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?

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

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