become Definition

  • 1begin to be
  • 2develop into
  • 3suit or be appropriate to

Using become: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "become" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She became a doctor after years of hard work.

  • Example

    The caterpillar will become a butterfly.

  • Example

    That dress really becomes you.

become Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for become

  • grow
  • turn into
  • transform into

Antonyms for become

Phrases with become

  • happen to or be the fate of someone or something


    I wonder what will become of him now that he's lost his job.

  • reach the age at which one is legally recognized as an adult


    In the United States, you become of age when you turn 18.

  • be the fate of someone


    I haven't seen her in years. I wonder what's become of her.


Summary: become in Brief

The verb 'become' [bɪˈkʌm] means to begin to be or develop into something, or to suit or be appropriate to something. It can be used in phrases like 'become of' and 'become of age.' Examples include 'She became a doctor after years of hard work,' and 'That dress really becomes you.'

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