HyperDic: become

English > 4 senses of the word become:
VERBchangebecome, go, getenter or assume a certain state or condition
stativebecome, turnundergo a change or development
stativebecomecome into existence
stativebecome, suitenhance the appearance of
become > pronunciation
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > become: 4 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningEnter or assume a certain state or condition.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective; Somebody ----s PP
ModelJohn will become angry
Synonymsgo, get
Narrowerbreakcome into being
runchange from one state to another
settleBecome resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
sober up, soberBecome sober after excessive alcohol consumption
sober up, soberBecome more realistic
takeBe seized or affected in a specified way
take effectgo into effect or become effective or operative
workarrive at a certain condition through repeated motion
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Spanishconstituir, devenir, iniciar, llegar a ser, ponerse, tornar, volverse
Catalanconstituir, esdevenir, iniciar, posar-se, tornar-se, tornar
English > become: 4 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningUndergo a change or development.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Narrowercome, add up, amountDevelop into
nucleateform into a nucleus
reduce, come down, boil downBe the essential element
suffocate, chokeBecome stultified, suppressed, or stifled
Broadertransform, transmute, metamorphosechange in outward structure or looks
Similar tochange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
turnCause to change or turn into something different
Spanishconvertir, hacerse, hacer, tornar, volverse
Catalancanviar, convertir, esdevenir, fer tornar, transformar
English > become: 4 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningCome into existence.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"What becomes has duration"
Narrowerarise, come up, bob uporiginate or come into being
form, take form, take shape, springDevelop into a distinctive / distinctive entity
makeBe or be capable / capable of being changed or made into
occur, comecome to one's mind
originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, growCome into existence
rootCome into existence, originate
Spanishhacerse, llegar a ser
English > become: 4 senses > verb 4, stative
Meaningenhance the appearance of.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"Mourning becomes Electra"
Broaderfancify, beautify, embellish, prettifymake more beautiful
Spanishfavorecer, ir, venir bien

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