Definitions for: Become


[v] enter or assume a certain state or condition; "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!"
[v] come into existence; "What becomes has duration"
[v] undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"
[v] enhance the appearance of; "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!"



Webster (1913) Definition: Be*come", v. i. [imp. Became; p. p. Become; p. pr.
& vb. n. Becoming.] [OE. bicumen, becumen, AS. becuman to
come to, to happen; akin to D. bekomen, OHG.a piqu["e]man,
Goth. biquiman to come upon, G. bekommen to get, suit. See
Be-, and Come.]
1. To pass from one state to another; to enter into some
state or condition, by a change from another state, or by
assuming or receiving new properties or qualities,
additional matter, or a new character.

The Lord God . . . breathed into his nostrils the
breath of life; and man became a living soul. --Gen.
ii. 7.

That error now which is become my crime. --Milton.

2. To come; to get. [Obs.]

But, madam, where is Warwick then become! --Shak.

To become of, to be the present state or place of; to be
the fate of; to be the end of; to be the final or
subsequent condition of.

What is then become of so huge a multitude? --Sir W.
Raleigh.


Be*come", v. t.
To suit or be suitable to; to be congruous with; to befit; to
accord with, in character or circumstances; to be worthy of,
or proper for; to cause to appear well; -- said of persons
and things.

It becomes me so to speak of so excellent a poet.
--Dryden.

I have known persons so anxious to have their dress
become them, as to convert it, at length, into their
proper self, and thus actually to become the dress.
--Coleridge.

Synonyms: get, go, suit, turn

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