Adjective "become" definition and examples

(Become may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bɪˈkʌm/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Begin to be.
  1. 'it is becoming clear that we are in a new situation'
  2. 'The Australian culture and identity began to change, becoming more cosmopolitan from this point onward.'
  3. 'It will happen if the populations become richer and begin to think they have a stake in prosperity.'
  4. 'Airen was becoming angry and impatient with Bowen, and began to regret telling him the story.'
  5. 'Then, when the cameras finally began rolling, it became apparent that the film was running way over schedule.'
  6. 'Six months before he began writing, he became dangerously ill with pneumonia.'
  7. 'From Oklahoma on, the landscape began to change - becoming more hilly with lots more trees.'
  8. 'Jim stopped playing in the band in the 1950s when smaller rock and roll groups began to become more popular.'
  9. 'After several listens, however, a rare aesthetic begins to become clear.'
  10. 'If the file becomes popular, copies begin to sprout up around the internet, at no extra cost.'
  11. 'The edges of the job are beginning to become clear, and it's all terribly exciting.'
  12. 'You have to change and develop yourself so you become what the horse needs you to be.'
  13. 'Our environment, both in the developed and developing world, is becoming more complex and polluted.'
  14. 'He was a strange, compelling figure who became tougher as he grew older.'
  15. 'As countries become more developed, their economic and political volatility decreases.'
  16. 'How do you expect me to grow and develop and become cultured if you insult me all the time?'
  17. 'According to this model, all states in the developing world were expected to go through a series of economic stages before becoming fully developed.'
  18. 'Murray's How to Make a Bird shows with rare insight and wisdom the path to growing and becoming that we must all take.'
  19. 'The baby is further developed and is becoming more efficient in the amniotic sac.'
  20. 'Malaysia is becoming more modern and developed, yet many aspects of politics and culture don't seem to be changing.'
  21. 'They can't see objects as well as we can, but as they grow their object perception becomes richer and more differentiated.'
  22. 'she wanted to become a doctor'
  23. 'Would he consider becoming personal economic adviser to Tony Blair, then newly elected as leader of the Labour party?'
  24. 'Perhaps it is appropriate that a Shell executive should become Scotland's tourist chief.'
  25. 'Do you eventually plan on fulfilling true waterman status by also becoming a longboard maestro?'
  26. 'What do you want to become when you grow up, was another question posed to a five-year-old.'
  27. 'Dreams of becoming photographers, pilots, sportspersons - all are lost, and regret is not sweet.'
  28. 'Questions are now being asked as to how Stephen King ever became accepted as an expert in child protection.'
  29. 'Geoff was once asked at a slide show what qualities were essential to becoming a high-altitude mountaineer.'
  30. 'Grace, who wants to become a doctor, has been told her results were the best in the school.'
  31. 'Later, as he went forth to achieve his goal of becoming Prime Minister by any means necessary, many more would fall victim to his whims.'
  32. 'Now I am proud that I am becoming his wife in November.'
  33. 'But what becomes of the gladiator when he lays down his sword?'
  34. 'But what becomes of a society that is so thoroughly saturated with deception?'
  35. 'In the meantime, there remained the question of what would become of the island itself.'
  36. 'What becomes of retirement plans when Century birthdays are as common as turning 50 is today?'
  37. 'I find myself wondering what is becoming of us as a people.'
(of clothing) look good on or suit (someone)
  1. 'In her monastic habit she looked coarse and overblown: the severe lines and sober tints of the dress did not become her.'
  2. 'But Jay wrote that the measure would be for party purposes which it did not become him to accept.'

More definitions

1. to come, change, or grow to be (as specified): He became tired.

2. to come into being. verb (used with object), became, become, becoming.

3. to be attractive on; befit in appearance; look well on: That gown becomes you.

4. to be suitable or necessary to the dignity, situation, or responsibility of: conduct that becomes an officer. Idioms

5. become of, to happen to; be the fate of: What will become of him?

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be become in movements."

"technologies can be become for windows."

"technologies can be become for macintoshs."

"takings can be become on dates."

"places can be become in dates."

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Origin

Old English becuman ‘come to a place, come (to be or do something)’ (see be-, come), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bekomen and German bekommen ‘get, receive’.