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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

How to say become in sign language?

  1. become

How to use become in a sentence?

  1. Rudy Giuliani:

    He will become an election issue, like it did for Comey, i don't think he thinks that way, but I think he cares about his reputation.

  2. Simon Pegg:

    Maybe we do actually get to put our differences aside and we become tolerant and loving and we all work together to do one thing, which is to explore the galaxy, it's an incredibly attractive idea because it's heartening to think that maybe we could to that because right now it doesn't seem like we can.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Oh, here's Jim, he's become more famous than me.

  4. Robert Kotloff:

    Women with LAM who become pregnant often experience an acute worsening of their disease, and women who take estrogen therapeutically in birth control pills or in the past with hormonal supplementation for menopausal women, we saw LAM would accelerate in [those groups].

  5. Labor Secretary Seth Harris:

    Car companies are saying they're not able to continue production. Retailers are losing access to product. Agricultural products are rotting in their containers because they can't be shipped overseas, when all that economic impact began to be felt, it became very difficult for the President to do nothing. If Secretary Perez determines that there's no hope of reaching an agreement, the President could be forced to make a difficult choice. . Under the Taft-Hartley Act,, if the President concludes that a strike or labor dispute is a threat to the country's health or safety, he can go to court and seek an injunction to force everybody back to work. This is where a labor dispute could become a more complicated political issue. President Barack Obama is on track to send Congress legislation that will give President Barack Obama fast-track trade authority, an essential tool to win congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim nations, making it the largest trade deal in American history. The labor movement is generally strongly opposed to fast-track authority and the Trans Pacific Partnership.


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