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become

be·come

become

 
pronunciation:
b kuhm
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
become of
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: becomes, becoming, became, become
definition: to grow or come to be as indicated.
After dinner, he became ill.She became director of the program last year.He always wanted to become a writer.
synonyms:
fall, get, grow, take
similar words:
develop, evolve, go, make, turn, wax
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to look good with; show to advantage.
The hairdo becomes her.
synonyms:
flatter, suit
similar words:
enhance, fit
definition 2: to fit or suit; be appropriate for.
He should engage in behavior that becomes his position.
synonyms:
befit, suit
similar words:
fit
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phrase: become of