Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb become

4 senses of become

Sense 1
become, go, get -- (enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 2
become, turn -- (undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor")
       => transform, transmute, metamorphose -- (change in outward structure or looks; "He transformed into a monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle")

Sense 3
become -- (come into existence; "What becomes has duration")

Sense 4
become, suit -- (enhance the appearance of; "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!")
       => fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify -- (make more beautiful)

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