■ verb ( ~s , becoming ; past became ; past participle ~ )
1》 begin to be.
↘(of a person) qualify or be accepted as.
↘( ~ of ) (in questions) happen to.
2》 (of clothing) look well on.
↘be appropriate to (someone).
OE becuman 'come to a place, come to be or do something' (see be- , come ), of Gmc origin.