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A person cannot approach the divine by reaching beyond the human. To become human, is what this individual person, has been created for.
Martin Buber

Meaning of "become" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BECOME

Old English becuman to happen; related to Old High German biqueman to come to, Gothic biquiman to appear suddenly.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BECOME

become  [bɪˈkʌm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BECOME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Become 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 become in English.

WHAT DOES BECOME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Definition of become in the English dictionary

The first definition of become in the dictionary is to come to be; develop or grow into. Other definition of become is to fall to or be the lot ; happen. Become is also to enhance the appearance of ; suit.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BECOME

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 become
you would become
he/she/it would become
we would become
you would become
they would become
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 become
you would have become
he/she/it would have become
we would have become
you would have become
they would have become
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 BECOME


come
kʌm
cum
kʌm
downcome
ˈdaʊnˌkʌm
forthcome
fɔːθˈkʌm
income
ˈɪnkʌm
lower-income
ˌləʊəˈɪnkʌm
misbecome
ˌmɪsbɪˈkʌm
newcome
ˈnjuːˌkʌm
offscum
ˈɒfˌskʌm
oncome
ˈɒnˌkʌm
outcome
ˈaʊtˌkʌm
overcome
ˌəʊvəˈkʌm
owrecome
ˈaʊəˌkʌm
scum
skʌm
succumb
səˈkʌm
unovercome
ˌʌnˌəʊvəˈkʌm
upcome
ˈʌpˌkʌm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BECOME

beckon
beckoner
beckoning
beclamour
beclasp
becloak
beclog
beclothe
becloud
beclown
becoming
becomingly
becomingness
becoward
becquerel
becrawl
becrime
becrowd
becrust

WORDS THAT END LIKE BECOME

accrued income
assessable income
cash income
discretionary income
disposable income
earned income
foreign currency income
gross domestic income
hero´s welcome
high-income
investment income
kingdom come
national income
outstay one´s welcome
per capita income
private income
residual income
unearned income
unwelcome
welcome

Synonyms and antonyms of become in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BECOME»

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

Translation of «become» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BECOME

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

Translator English - Chinese

成为
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

volverse
570 millions of speakers

English

become
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُصْبِحُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

становиться
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tornar-se
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিণত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

devenir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menjadi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

werden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

・・・になる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

...이 되다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dadi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trở nên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्हा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

olmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

diventare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

stać się
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ставати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a deveni
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γίνομαι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geword
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bli
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bli
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of become

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BECOME»

The term «become» is very widely used and occupies the 1.212 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BECOME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «become» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «become» 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 become

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «BECOME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word become.
1
Joseph Addison
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
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Francesca Annis
Everything has changed. An interview has become such a confrontational thing. It makes you very defensive.
3
Ben Barnes
I think every film actor secretly wants to be a rock star as well; just that part of the job which requires the extrovert in you. Even if you've become an actor because it's your way of hiding in plain sight, there's still part of you which has that craving.
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Rick Bayless
I love collecting market stuff in Mexico. I have an etagere built onto the wall of my living room, which has cubicles that are lit and filled with super inexpensive pottery. You see them in a new way; they become museum pieces.
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Dirk Benedict
It is all about marketing; that is where the real craft comes in. The best actors do not necessarily become the biggest stars. And vice versa.
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David Bowie
I'm very at ease, and I like it. I never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy; I didn't think that was part of my makeup. But somebody said that as you get older you become the person you always should have been, and I feel that's happening to me. I'm rather surprised at who I am, because I'm actually like my dad!
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Martin Buber
A person cannot approach the divine by reaching beyond the human. To become human, is what this individual person, has been created for.
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Ryan Cabrera
I was interested in maintaining the dignity and the hearts of the songs, letting them breathe and become what they are.
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Robert Farrar Capon
At the root of many a woman's failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives.
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Chris Carmack
I am actively campaigning for 'chest hair' to become an Olympic sport.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BECOME»

Discover the use of become in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to become and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the ...
Indeed, it is its very popularity that makes the Rwandan genocide so unthinkable. This book makes it thinkable.
Mahmood Mamdani, 2001
2
Become what You are
In this collection of essays, Watts displays the playfulness of thought and simplicity of language that has made him one of the most popular lecturers and authors on the spiritual traditions of the East.
Alan Watts, Mark Watts, 2003
3
Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your ...
If you've ever found yourself picking off your nail polish, sitting in your sweats with an empty carton of Ben & Jerry's, wondering, "Where are all the good men, and why isn't a gorgeous one standing shirtless in my kitchen mixing me up a ...
Patti Stanger, Lisa Johnson Mandell, 2009
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When Couples Become Parents: The Creation of Gender in the ...
When Couples Become Parents examines the ways in which divisions based on gender both evolve and are challenged by heterosexual couples from late pregnancy through early parenthood.
Bonnie Fox, 2009
5
101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become a Cop
Through entertaining true-life experiences, 101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become A Cop details the contemporary problems police officers face on a daily basis.
James Richard Warner, 2005
6
Become Younger
Readers are given a brief yet concise introduction to different parts of our anatomy and how these systems work for and against us, depending upon the food we consume.
N. W. Walker, 2010
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How Our Lives Become Stories: Making Selves
Informed by literary, scientific, and experiential concerns, Eakins enhances our knowledge of the complex forces that shape identity, and confronts the equally complex problems that arise when we write about who we think we are.
Paul John Eakin, 1999
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How Brands Become Icons: The Principles of Cultural Branding
Based on extensive historical analyses of some of America's most successful iconic brands, including ESPN, Mountain Dew, Volkswagen, Budweiser, and Harley-Davidson, this book presents the first systematic model to explain how brands become ...
D. B. Holt, 2013
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How to Become a Witch
Set forth on the Witch's path--this friendly introductory guide presents the key beliefs and practices of Witchcraft and offers step-by-step instruction on how to become a Witch.
Amber K, 2011
10
How 2 Become a Train Driver
This professional and comprehensive book covers every aspect of the trainee train driver selection process and is packed full of insider tips and advice brought to you by rail recruitment staff.
Richard McMunn, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BECOME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term become is used in the context of the following news items.
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How TCS' cloud services platform iON has now become the …
It could become a separate unit because it has an entirely different way of working," a TCS executive with knowledge of the platform told ET. «Economic Times, Jul 15»
2
Group bicycle rides become Simi Valley phenomenon
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Occasional weekend group bicycle rides through Simi Valley have grown from humble beginnings in 2013 to become ... «Ventura County Star, Jul 15»
3
Scorching UK summers to become commonplace, says study
Scorching summers are likely to become common in the UK by the end of the century while winters turn wetter and less chilly, according to new ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
'Bernie Sanders Can Become President' Has Replaced 'I Like Him …
How many times have you heard the phrase, "I like Bernie Sanders, but he can't win," uttered by people who identify themselves as ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
5
Science Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt set to become first woman to …
If elected, as expected, McNutt would become the first woman to head the U.S. government's premier science advisory organization, which was ... «Science /AAAS, Jul 15»
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Spieth could become world No. 1 at the Open
Spieth, currently ranked second, needs 106 world-ranking points to jump Rory McIlroy. Spieth could become world No. 1 with a top-7 finish (or ... «Golf Channel, Jul 15»
7
Become a Networking Beast by Following This 5-Step Plan
The thought of networking at conferences and industry events makes some entrepreneurs nauseous. If you go into it feeling uncomfortable, ... «Entrepreneur, Jul 15»
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Now the gay marriage fight will become a fight over 'religious liberty'
The story of conservatives and gay rights in the last couple of decades has been one of a series of retreats. One characteristic of these retreats ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
9
How jellyfish have become nature's ultimate guerrilla protesters …
The jellyfish are coming and energy plants may be powerless to stop them. Blooms of the translucent sea creatures clog power plants ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
10
Become the Strongest Version of Yourself: An Interview with …
He currently runs a gym/business called Strength Camp in St. Petersburg, Florida that is focused on helping individuals become the strongest ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»

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