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  Definition of become
  1. 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!"
  2. come into existence; "What becomes has duration"
  3. undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"
  4. enhance the appearance of; "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn''t suit you!"
Similar Words: go, get, turn, suit

 

See Also: progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up, overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master, gain, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground

 

Hyponyms: sober up, sober, work, take effect, run, take, break, settle, come, occur, root, form, take form, take shape, spring, originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow, come up, bob up, make, reduce, come down, boil down, suffocate, choke, nucleate, add up, amount

 

Grouped Verbs: change state, turn

 

Derivational Morphology: turn, turn of events, twist

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: يصبح   Catalan: esdevenir  
Dutch: worden   Esperanto: iĝi  
Finnish: tulla   French: devenir  
German: werden   Indonesian: jadi  
Interlingua: devenir   Italian: diventare  
Japanese: ~になる   Korean: 되다  
Latin: fieri   Persian: شُدَن  
Portuguese: tornar   Russian: становиться  
Slovene: postati   Spanish: volver  
Swedish: bli  
 
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