# become

become is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
 become

## Verb

 Plain form become Third person singular becomes Simple past became Past participle become Present participle becoming
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1. (linking) If $x$ becomes $y$, it changes into $y$ or changes to be more $y$.
The boy has become a man.
After she explained the ideas, they became clear.
2. (transitive); (never progressive); (formal) If something becomes someone, it suits them or looks good on them.
Nice hat! It really becomes you.
3. The past participle of become.