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Become - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Become' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Become [ p. p.]
- of Become
2 . Become [ v. i.]
- To pass from one state to another; to enter into some state or condition, by a change from another state, or by assuming or receiving new properties or qualities, additional matter, or a new character.
- To come; to get.
3 . Become [ v. t.]
- To suit or be suitable to; to be congruous with; to befit; to accord with, in character or circumstances; to be worthy of, or proper for; to cause to appear well; -- said of persons and things.

Meaning of 'Become' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . become [ v]
Meaning (1):
- enter or assume a certain state or condition
Example in sentence:
  • Get going!;
  • He became annoyed when he heard the bad news;
  • her face went red with anger;
  • It must be getting more serious;
  • She went into ecstasy
Meaning (2):
- undergo a change or development
Example in sentence:
  • He turned traitor;
  • Her former friend became her worst enemy;
  • The water turned into ice
Meaning (3):
- enhance the appearance of
Example in sentence:
  • Mourning becomes Electra;
  • This behavior doesn't suit you!
Meaning (4):
- come into existence
Example in sentence:
  • What becomes has duration