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Definition 1: enter or assume a certain state or condition - [verb of change]

Samples where become or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for become in the sense of this definition

(become is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of become ) become sober after excessive alcohol consumption

"Keep him in bed until he sobers up"

(... is a kind of become ) become more realistic

"After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"

(... is a kind of become ) arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion

"The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times"

(... is a kind of become ) go into effect or become effective or operative

"The new law will take effect next month"

(... is a kind of become ) change from one state to another

"run amok" "run rogue" "run riot"

(... is a kind of become ) be seized or affected in a specified way

"take sick" "be taken drunk"

(... is a kind of become ) come into being

"light broke over the horizon" "Voices broke in the air"

(... is a kind of become ) become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet

"The roar settled to a thunder" "The wind settled in the West" "it is settling to rain" "A cough settled in her chest" "Her mood settled into lethargy"

Definition 2: come into existence - [verb of stative]

Samples where become or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What becomes has duration

(... is a kind of become ) come to one's mind; suggest itself

"It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary" "A great idea then came to her"

(... is a kind of become ) come into existence, originate

"The problem roots in her depression"

(... is a kind of become ) develop into a distinctive entity

"our plans began to take shape"

(... is a kind of become ) come into existence; take on form or shape

"A new religious movement originated in that country" "a love that sprang up from friendship" "the idea for the book grew out of a short story" "An interesting phenomenon uprose"

(... is a kind of become ) originate or come into being

"a question arose"

(... is a kind of become ) be or be capable of being changed or made into

"He makes a great host" "He will make a fine father"

Definition 3: undergo a change or development - [verb of stative]

Samples where become or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The water turned into ice
  • Her former friend became her worst enemy
  • He turned traitor

Synonyms for become in the sense of this definition

(become is a kind of ...) change in outward structure or looks

"He transformed into a monster" "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"

(... is a kind of become ) be the essential element

"The proposal boils down to a compromise"

(... is a kind of become ) become stultified, suppressed, or stifled

"He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"

(... is a kind of become ) form into a nucleus

"Some cells had nucleated"

(... is a kind of become ) develop into

"This idea will never amount to anything" "nothing came of his grandiose plans"

(become has a similar meaning as ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(become has a similar meaning as ...) cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics

"The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him" "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"

Definition 4: enhance the appearance of - [verb of stative]

Samples where become or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mourning becomes Electra
  • This behavior doesn't suit you!

Synonyms for become in the sense of this definition

(become is a kind of ...) make more beautiful

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