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Become is sometimes a misspelling of because or becomes.

The word become is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the verb become

What does become mean as a doing word?

Become is one of the top 50 most common verbs. It is used mostly in writing, being one of the top 50 most common verbs in written English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. enter or assume a certain state or condition
    • example: John will become angry
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of become: get / go
    • more generic terms: change state / turn = undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
    • more specific terms:
      • sober up / sober = become sober after excessive alcohol consumption
      • sober up / sober = become more realistic
      • work = arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion
      • take effect = go into effect or become effective or operative
      • run = change from one state to another
      • take = be seized or affected in a specified way
      • break = come into being
      • settle = become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
  2. undergo a change or development
  3. come into existence
  4. enhance the appearance of

Alternative definition of the verb become


  1. [intransitive, obsolete] To arrive, come (to a place). [definition 9th-18th c.]
  2. [context: copulative] To begin to be; to come to be; to turn into. [definition from 12th c.]
  3. [transitive] To look attractive on, be suitable for. [definition from 14th c.]


Become a.k.a. Become Interactive is a website owner, software developer.


  1. "Become" is the first studio album by Swedish progressive metal band Seventh Wonder. It consists of nine tracks; however, the ninth track is unlisted and untitled.
  2. "Become" is a musical album of Kanda, Kodža i Nebojša.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  3. "Become" is a musical EP of Sutekh Hexen.
    • released on
  4. "Become" is a musical album of Man Made Machine.
    • released on
  5. "Become" is a musical album of Mirna's Fling.
    • released on (10 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Become

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Google previewBusiness Ethics (2007)

Making a Life, Not Just a Living by Eugene C. Ahner

This process of making ourselves the person we become is the most fundamental personal and moral responsibility we undertake.

Google previewDictionary of Multicultural Psychology (2004)

Issues, Terms, and Concepts by Lena E. Hall

Left, lift, drift, and swift become; lef, lif, drif, and swif. Wept, crept, slept, except, and inept become; wrep, crep, slep, excep, and enep” (p. 2). According to Leon Todd (1997), “Ebonics is a defective speech and a handicap for Black children” ( p.

Google previewThe Deleuze Dictionary Revised Edition (2010)

by Adrian Parr

Society and State now form one all-embracing matrix, in which all capital has become translatable into social capital, and so the production of social cooperation, undertaken primarily by the service and informational industries in the advanced ...

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Usage statistics about become

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb become:

spoken English22.72%written English77.28% conversational speech12.77%task-oriented speech87.23% imaginative writing34.34%informational writing65.66%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb become:


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Quotes about Become

The more generous we are, the more joyous we become. The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become. The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become. The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become. (William Arthur Ward)
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Scrabble value of B3E1C3O1M3E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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