vb , -comes, -coming, -came, -come mainly intr
1 copula to come to be; develop or grow into
he became a monster
2 foll by: of; usually used in a question to fall to or be the lot (of); happen (to)
what became of him?
3 tr (of clothes, etc.) to enhance the appearance of (someone); suit
that dress becomes you
4 tr to be appropriate; befit
it ill becomes you to complain
(Old English becuman to happen; related to Old High German biqueman to come to, Gothic biquiman to appear suddenly)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 alter to, be transformed into, change into, develop into, evolve into, grow into, mature into, metamorphose into, ripen into
2 embellish, enhance, fit, flatter, grace, harmonize, ornament, set off, suit
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
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