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Definition of "become" []

  • To grow or come to be: became more knowledgeable; will become clearer in the morning. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be appropriate or suitable to: "It would not become me . . . to interfere with parties” ( Jonathan Swift). (verb-transitive)
  • To show to advantage; look good with: The new suit becomes you. (verb-transitive)
  • Become of To be the fate of; happen to: What has become of the old garden? (phrasal-verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "become" in a sentence
  • "I have learned that despite our hardships and our sorrow, we can still become amazing people… more than that… we can become… well… saints I guess."
  • "The perpetuity of the transformations or the power to become, whenever it pleased, the form it desired; was everywhere recalled to the mind of the people of Ancient Egypt, by the symbolic figure of the scarab, the hieroglyph of the words: _To become_, _to be_, _to be existing_, as also creator, an amulet of power above all others."
  • "And this potentiality is thus explained: When a woman conceives, a Soul is immediately sent into the embryo which is to become the infant, in which Soul are then, potentially, all the members and veins of the body, which afterward, from that potency of the Soul, _become_ in the human body of the child to be born."