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Synonyms of become in English:


  • 1 she became rich
    come to be, get to be, turn out to be, grow, get, turn
    literary wax
  • 2 he became Foreign Secretary
    be appointed as, be assigned as, be nominated, be elected as, be made;
    be transformed into, be converted into, change into, turn into, transform into
  • 3 the dress becomes her
    suit, flatter, look good on, look right on;
    set off, show to advantage, enhance, go well with;
    embellish, ornament, grace
    informal do something for
  • 4 it ill becomes him to preach the gospel
    befit, behove, suit, be suitable to, be fitting to
  • Phrases

    become of
    I asked Harry what had become of the old gang
    happen to, be the fate of, be the lot of, overtake, be visited on
    literary befall, betide
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