Became more knowledgeable; will become clearer in the morning.
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.
The tadpole becomes a frog.
Modesty becomes her.
But, madam, where is Warwick then become?
That dress really becomes you.
The new suit becomes you.
To become ill.
That hat becomes you.
- To happen to; be the fate of.
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?]