Meaning of BECOME in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ bɪkʌm ]

( becomes, becoming, became)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

Note: The form 'become' is used in the present tense and is the past participle.


If someone or something becomes a particular thing, they start to change and develop into that thing, or start to develop the characteristics mentioned.

I first became interested in Islam while I was doing my nursing training...

As she reached the age of thirty she became convinced she would remain single all her life...

After leaving school, he became a professional footballer...

V-LINK : V adj , V -ed , V n


If something becomes someone, it makes them look attractive or it seems right for them.

Don’t be crude tonight, Bernard, it doesn’t become you.

= suit

VERB : no passive , no cont , V n


If you wonder what has become of someone or something, you wonder where they are and what has happened to them.

She thought constantly about her family; she might never know what had become of them...

PHRASE : V inflects

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