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Meaning of "became" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BECAME

became  [bɪˈkeɪm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BECAME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Became is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb became in English.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BECAME

PRESENT

Present
I become
you become
he/she/it becomes
we become
you become
they become
Present continuous
I am becoming
you are becoming
he/she/it is becoming
we are becoming
you are becoming
they are becoming
Present perfect
I have become
you have become
he/she/it has become
we have become
you have become
they have become
Present perfect continuous
I have been becoming
you have been becoming
he/she/it has been becoming
we have been becoming
you have been becoming
they have been becoming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I became
you became
he/she/it became
we became
you became
they became
Past continuous
I was becoming
you were becoming
he/she/it was becoming
we were becoming
you were becoming
they were becoming
Past perfect
I had become
you had become
he/she/it had become
we had become
you had become
they had become
Past perfect continuous
I had been becoming
you had been becoming
he/she/it had been becoming
we had been becoming
you had been becoming
they had been becoming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will become
you will become
he/she/it will become
we will become
you will become
they will become
Future continuous
I will be becoming
you will be becoming
he/she/it will be becoming
we will be becoming
you will be becoming
they will be becoming
Future perfect
I will have become
you will have become
he/she/it will have become
we will have become
you will have become
they will have become
Future perfect continuous
I will have been becoming
you will have been becoming
he/she/it will have been becoming
we will have been becoming
you will have been becoming
they will have been becoming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would became
you would became
he/she/it would became
we would became
you would became
they would became
Conditional continuous
I would be becoming
you would be becoming
he/she/it would be becoming
we would be becoming
you would be becoming
they would be becoming
Conditional perfect
I would have became
you would have became
he/she/it would have became
we would have became
you would have became
they would have became
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been becoming
you would have been becoming
he/she/it would have been becoming
we would have been becoming
you would have been becoming
they would have been becoming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you become
we let´s become
you become
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to become
Past participle
become
Present Participle
becoming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BECAME


aim
eɪm
blame
bleɪm
came
keɪm
claim
kleɪm
dame
deɪm
fame
feɪm
filename
ˈfaɪlˌneɪm
first-name
ˌfɜːstˈneɪm
flame
fleɪm
frame
freɪm
game
ɡeɪm
kame
keɪm
misbecame
ˌmɪsbɪˈkeɪm
name
neɪm
overcame
ˌəʊvəˈkeɪm
proclaim
prəˈkleɪm
same
seɪm
shame
ʃeɪm
surname
ˈsɜːˌneɪm
username
ˈjuːzəˌneɪm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BECAME

becall
becalm
becalmed
becap
becarpet
because
because of
beccaccia
beccafico
Beccaria
bechalk
bechamel
bechance
becharm
Bechet
Bechstein
Bechuana
Bechuanaland
beck

WORDS THAT END LIKE BECAME

all the same
be to blame
brand name
domain name
file name
first name
full name
Hall of Fame
in the frame
lame
last name
madame
Notre Dame
perfect game
sesame
Suriname
tame
the same
to-name
video game

Synonyms and antonyms of became in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BECAME»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «became» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of became

Translation of «became» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BECAME

Find out the translation of became to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of became from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «became» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

成为
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

se convirtió en
570 millions of speakers

English

became
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बन गया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أصبح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

стал
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tornou-se
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হয়ে ওঠে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

est devenu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menjadi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wurde
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

になりました
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이되었다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dadi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đã trở thành
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆனது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झाले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oldu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

è diventato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

stała
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

став
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a devenit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έγινε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geword
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

blev
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ble
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of became

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BECAME»

The term «became» is very widely used and occupies the 3.816 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of became
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «became».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BECAME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «became» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «became» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about became

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «BECAME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word became.
1
Gregg Allman
My father was murdered when I was two. Duane, even though he was only a year and 18 days my elder, he became a father figure to me. I would have done anything for my brother - I loved him so much.
2
James Arness
I had the pleasure of knowing Ronald Reagan before he became Governor of California. He was a truly great human being and we usually spent our time together reminiscing about mutual friends.
3
Peter Bart
It's only in relatively recent years that Hollywood became the playground of multinational corporations which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant to their overall activity.
4
Jack Bowman
This is why my art is about violence. Because I was subjected to so much of it as a kid. After that, and a lot of thinking, I became less violent. I realized that there must be other ways. So, I started to pursue them.
5
Bobbi Brown
Every business decision I ever made I learned from my grandfather Papa Sam. He moved here from Russia when he was a boy. He worked his way up selling newspapers and ladies' handbags, and eventually, he became Cadillac Sam, one of the biggest car dealers in Chicago.
6
Dylan Bruce
I think sometimes soap acting gets an unfair label for being bad and over the top. The lessons I learned there were so valuable. Seeing yourself every day on television, you learned what worked and didn't work, what was bad acting and what wasn't. Memorizing scripts became second nature.
7
Hoagy Carmichael
The recollection of how, when and where it all happened became vague as the lingering strains hung in the rafters of the studio. I wanted to shout back at it, Maybe I didn't write you, but I found you.
8
Carol P. Christ
I first became interested in women and religion when I was one of the few women doing graduate work in Religious Studies at Yale University in the late 1960's.
9
Eric Clapton
Music became a healer for me.
10
Graham Coxon
I had a breakthrough, I think my life just became calmer, I gave up drinking. My priorities changed as I had a young daughter. The group didn't want me to record for the Think Tank album... so I took it as a sign to leave.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BECAME»

Discover the use of became in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to became and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
How the Bible Became a Book: The Textualization of Ancient ...
Dates the writing of biblical literature to the late-Iron Age, challenging previous theories of literacy.
William M. Schniedewind, 2005
2
How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, ...
In How We Became Posthuman, N. Katherine Hayles separates hype from fact, investigating the fate of embodiment in an information age.
N. Katherine Hayles, 2008
3
Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
Takes a close-up look at the social, political, cultural, economic, and nutritional factors that have made Americans the victims of an epidemic of obesity.
Greg Critser, 2004
4
How China Became Capitalist
The authors revitalise the debate around the rise of the Chinese economy through the use of primary sources, persuasively arguing that the reforms implemented by the Chinese leaders did not represent a concerted attempt to create a ...
Ronald Coase, Ning Wang, 2012
5
How East New York Became a Ghetto
How East New York Became a Ghetto describes the shift of East New York from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to a largely black and Puerto Rican neighborhood and shows how the resulting racially biased policies caused the ...
Walter Thabit, 2003
6
When Jesus Became God: The Epic Fight over Christ's Divinity ...
The story of Jesus is well known, as is the story of Christian persecutions during the Roman Empire.
Richard E. Rubenstein, 2013
7
When Champagne Became French: Wine and the Making of a ...
Winner of the Outstanding Manuscript Award from Phi Alpha Theta, this work explains how nationhood emerges by viewing countries as cultural artifacts, a product of "invented traditions.
Kolleen M. Guy, 2010
8
Working Toward Whiteness: How America's Immigrants Became White
A preeminent scholar explores the history of the "new immigrants" who came to the United States in the late nineteenth century and describes how they became insiders by the end of World War II.
David R. Roediger, 2006
9
How Jews Became White Folks and what that Says about Race in ...
Recounts how Jews assimilated into, and became accepted by, mainstream white society in the later twentieth century, as they lost their working-class orientation
Karen Brodkin, 1998
10
How I Became a Human Being: A Disabled Man’s Quest for ...
For the first time in paperback, How I Became a Human Being is O’Brien’s account of his struggles to lead an independent life despite a lifelong disability.
Mark O'Brien, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BECAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term became is used in the context of the following news items.
1
How a Band Called The Internet Became One of the Best Things on …
The name wasn't supposed to stick. It originated from a joke—Left Brain, a member of the hip-hop collective Odd Future, got so tired of ... «TIME, Jul 15»
2
How Daily Fantasy Sports Became a Heavyweight in the Advertising …
It seems these days sports fans can't catch a game on TV or listen to sports talk radio without being hit with ads for daily fantasy sports (DFS). «Adweek, Jul 15»
3
Timeline of sex assault allegations against Bill Cosby since they first …
The sexual assault allegations that resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 after a former employee of his alma mater, Temple ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
4
How an AIDS Researcher Became One of the Inventors of the …
We were virtual from 2000 to 2002 and then we became [a] real [company] in 2002. Early Clarisonic prototypes. Photos: Clarisonic. When did ... «Fashionista, Jul 15»
5
How Kitty Fisher's Became London's Neighborhood Restaurant
It's tempting to think there must have been some astonishingly smart PR mixed in with a bucketload of hype when a restaurant is as successful ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
6
It just became easier to be a mother in the Navy
Women in the U.S. Navy and Marines now have up to 18 weeks of paid maternity leave, according to The Associated Press, and some wonder ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
7
Thanks to NCR, my crisis became a cause
As I read, my breathing became heavy. Before reaching the end of the article, I became sick and ran to the bathroom. I learned later that ... «National Catholic Reporter, Jul 15»
8
High School Educators Share How They Became Twitter Rock Stars
High School Educators Share How They Became Twitter Rock Stars. Don't be afraid to share opinions or ideas, within reason, on Twitter, says ... «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
9
Kisan Vikas Patra fraud: CBI nabs absconder who became trustee at …
The CBI has arrested Durjodhan Mishra alias Durgesh Maharaj, the trustee of an ashram in Badrinath, who was an absconding accused in an ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
10
How Philip Morris International Became a Top Dividend Stock
Dividend investors have often looked to the tobacco industry for high dividend yields, as the companies involved have historically traded at low ... «Motley Fool, Jul 15»

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