Become meaning

bĭ-kŭm
To grow or come to be.

Became more knowledgeable; will become clearer in the morning.

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To become is defined as to grow or change into, or to be suitable for.

An example of to become is for a caterpillar to change into a butterfly.

An example of to become is for a gown to flatter a woman, as in the gown becomes her.

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To grow to be; change or develop into by growth.

The tadpole becomes a frog.

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To be appropriate or suitable to.
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To befit; suit.

Modesty becomes her.

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

But, madam, where is Warwick then become?

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(copulative) To come about; happen; come into being; arise; begin to be; turn into. [from 12th c.]
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To be proper for; to befit. [from 13th c.]
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Of an adornment, piece of clothing etc.: to look attractive on (someone). [from 14th c.]

That dress really becomes you.

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To show to advantage; look good with.

The new suit becomes you.

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To come to be.

To become ill.

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To be right for or suitable to in appearance.

That hat becomes you.

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become of
  • To happen to; be the fate of.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of become

  • Middle English bicomen from Old English becuman gwā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English becomen, bicumen, from Old English becuman (“to come, approach, arrive, enter, meet with, fall in with; happen, befall; befit”), from Proto-Germanic *bikwemaną (“to come around, come about, come across, come by”), equivalent to be- (“about, around”) +‎ come. Cognate with Scots becum (“to come, arrive, reach a destination”), North Frisian bekommen, bykommen (“to come by, obtain, receive”), West Frisian bikomme (“to come by, obtain, receive”), Dutch bekomen (“to come by, obtain, receive”), German bekommen (“to get, receive, obtain”), Swedish bekomma (“to receive, concern”), Gothic [script?] (bikwiman, “to come upon one, befall”). Sense of "befit, suit" due to influence from Middle English cweme, icweme, see queem. [script?]

    From Wiktionary