English verb: become
|1.||become (change) enter or assume a certain state or condition|
|Samples||He became annoyed when he heard the bad news.|
It must be getting more serious.
Her face went red with anger.
She went into ecstasy.
|Examples||John will become angry|
|Pattern of use||Something is ----ing PP.|
Something ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective.
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||change state, turn|
|Narrower (hyponym)||break, run, settle, sober, sober, sober up, sober up, take, take effect, work|
|2.||become (stative) undergo a change or development|
|Samples||The water turned into ice.|
Her former friend became her worst enemy.
He turned traitor.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||metamorphose, transform, transmute|
|Narrower (hyponym)||add up, amount, boil down, choke, come, come down, nucleate, reduce, suffocate|
|Verb group||change state, turn, turn|
|3.||become (stative) come into existence|
|Samples||What becomes has duration.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s|
|Narrower (hyponym)||arise, arise, bob up, come, come up, develop, form, grow, make, occur, originate, rise, root, spring, spring up, take form, take shape, uprise|
|4.||become (stative) enhance the appearance of|
|Samples||Mourning becomes Electra.|
This behavior doesn't suit you!.
|Pattern of use||Something ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify|