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1. become

verb. ['bɪˈkʌm'] enter or assume a certain state or condition.

Synonyms

  • run
  • change state
  • sober
  • work
  • turn
  • go
  • settle
  • get
  • take effect
  • break
  • take

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • set
  • sit down
  • lie down

Etymology

  • becomen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Become

  • mccrumb
  • mccrum
  • deblum
  • ancrum
  • succumb
  • strum
  • hohum
  • exum
  • baucum
  • swum
  • stumm
  • stum
  • slum
  • shrum
  • sharum
  • scum
  • schrum
  • plumb
  • plum
  • pflum
  • narum
  • krumme
  • krumm
  • krum
  • klumb
  • grum
  • glum
  • frum
  • from
  • drumm

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Pronounce become as bɪˈkəm.

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2. become

verb. ['bɪˈkʌm'] undergo a change or development.

Synonyms

  • add up
  • change state
  • boil down
  • suffocate
  • choke
  • amount
  • come down
  • turn
  • reduce
  • metamorphose
  • come
  • transmute
  • nucleate

Antonyms

  • lose
  • bottom out
  • top out
  • level

Etymology

  • becomen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. become

verb. ['bɪˈkʌm'] come into existence.

Synonyms

  • take shape
  • make
  • develop
  • take form
  • come
  • come up
  • occur
  • spring up
  • spring
  • grow
  • originate
  • rise
  • bob up
  • root
  • arise
  • form

Antonyms

  • turn in
  • descend
  • disassemble
  • dissuade

Etymology

  • becomen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. become

verb. ['bɪˈkʌm'] enhance the appearance of.

Synonyms

  • suit
  • embellish
  • beautify
  • prettify

Antonyms

  • break
  • unmake
  • stay
  • differentiate

Etymology

  • becomen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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