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1. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun).

Synonyms

  • terminate
  • coruscate
  • embellish
  • lollygag
  • deserve
  • start
  • mope
  • beat
  • come in for
  • contain
  • rage
  • count
  • head
  • diverge
  • run into
  • let go
  • impend
  • make sense
  • hold
  • substantiate
  • come in handy
  • incarnate
  • promise
  • squat
  • feel
  • fuddle
  • clean
  • be well
  • yaw
  • buzz
  • cost
  • remain
  • lallygag
  • total
  • end
  • swim
  • disagree
  • number
  • sell
  • curve
  • tarry
  • hum
  • head up
  • boil
  • stay
  • lean
  • hurt
  • seem
  • answer
  • fox
  • cut across
  • disaccord
  • pay
  • lubricate
  • cohere
  • embody
  • moon about
  • object
  • stand by
  • balance
  • throw
  • specify
  • run
  • mess about
  • osculate
  • adhere
  • delimit
  • compact
  • incline
  • measure
  • range
  • represent
  • moon around
  • shine
  • deck
  • stand
  • interrelate
  • hail
  • amount
  • go
  • recognize
  • confound
  • bake
  • translate
  • connect
  • linger
  • distribute
  • lurk
  • abound
  • seethe
  • mill around
  • encounter
  • prove
  • add up
  • belong
  • turn up
  • relate
  • adorn
  • yawn
  • mill about
  • merit
  • discombobulate
  • transplant
  • rank
  • suit
  • jumble
  • put out
  • stagnate
  • act
  • gape
  • iridesce
  • be given
  • fit
  • footle
  • discord
  • test
  • come
  • pack
  • compare
  • swing
  • trim
  • lounge
  • grace
  • delineate
  • bedevil
  • lie
  • buy
  • need
  • fall
  • figure
  • body forth
  • tend
  • press
  • stink
  • broil
  • cut
  • drown
  • decorate
  • accept
  • delimitate
  • twist
  • hang
  • account for
  • appear
  • enter
  • stick by
  • kill
  • sparkle
  • wash
  • take
  • account
  • point
  • confuse
  • rate
  • draw
  • subtend
  • depend
  • consist
  • hang around
  • rut
  • weigh
  • cover
  • stick
  • retard
  • loiter
  • loaf
  • matter
  • hoodoo
  • litter
  • rest
  • work
  • befuddle
  • beautify
  • turn out
  • wind
  • owe
  • breathe
  • lend
  • underlie
  • want
  • scintillate
  • stay on
  • begin
  • suffer
  • comprise
  • make
  • require
  • continue
  • define
  • suck
  • look
  • gravitate

Antonyms

  • converge
  • be well
  • agree
  • change

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word be


1. Verb, base form
Whatever material you wish to waterproof should be laid flat and inside out.

Quotes containing the word be


1. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
- Oscar Wilde

2. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
- Bernard M. Baruch

3. Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi

2. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere.

Synonyms

  • keep one's eyes off
  • belong
  • attend
  • stretch along
  • sit
  • keep one's distance
  • touch
  • extend to
  • pass
  • cover
  • live
  • run
  • occupy
  • follow
  • poke out
  • extend
  • rest
  • straddle
  • come
  • dwell
  • reach out
  • lie
  • fill
  • go
  • lead
  • sit around
  • reach
  • go to
  • face
  • stretch
  • populate
  • continue
  • keep one's hands off
  • center on
  • inhabit
  • stand back

Antonyms

  • refresh
  • conformist
  • rested
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] have an existence, be extant.

Synonyms

  • jeopardize
  • consist
  • kick about
  • prevail
  • threaten
  • endanger
  • hold
  • come
  • dwell
  • jeopardise
  • coexist
  • kick around
  • exist
  • lie
  • knock about
  • lie in
  • obtain
  • peril
  • imperil
  • distribute
  • flow
  • preexist
  • inhabit
  • indwell

Antonyms

  • finish
  • end
  • ending
  • middle

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] be identical or equivalent to.

Synonyms

  • match
  • jibe
  • check
  • correspond
  • equate
  • stand for
  • agree
  • fit
  • gibe
  • represent
  • equal
  • translate

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • exclude
  • attack
  • mistrust

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] form or compose.

Synonyms

  • comprise
  • make
  • fall into
  • fall under
  • supplement
  • pose
  • compose
  • constitute
  • range
  • represent
  • straddle
  • form
  • present

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • refrain
  • leave office
  • lose

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function.

Synonyms

  • vet
  • follow

Antonyms

  • worsen
  • uglify
  • understate

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] represent, as of a character on stage.

Synonyms

  • symbolize
  • embody
  • symbolise
  • stand for
  • body
  • personify
  • represent
  • exemplify

Antonyms

  • Lady
  • noblewoman
  • undock
  • follower

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] spend or use time.

Synonyms

  • occupy
  • take

Antonyms

  • phase in
  • open
  • continue

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] have life, be alive.

Synonyms

  • live
  • live on
  • hold out
  • go
  • last
  • endure
  • hold up

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • stop
  • close
  • stand still

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. Be

noun. a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element.

Synonyms

  • metallic element
  • atomic number 4
  • chrysoberyl
  • gadolinite
  • beryllium
  • glucinium
  • beryl
  • metal
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