Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BECOMES

Perhaps it is in this last that it becomes our most pernicious enemy.

It now becomes my aim today to lay siege to this town and capture it.

Clerk or no, you have acted this day as becomes a true knight.

The messenger, too, who lends himself to her humour now becomes a proper man.

Otherwise the chance of over-shooting--always great--becomes prohibitive.

I care not on what terms I have it—I care not what becomes of me—I am undone!

It becomes my youth and rank to attempt the latter adventure.

Let it stand till it becomes only milk-warm, and then stir in the yeast.

Then mix it gradually with cold water till it becomes a batter.

Anything that is calmly facing them becomes at once a non-combatant.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English becuman "happen, come about," also "meet with, arrive," from Proto-Germanic *bikweman "become" (cf. Dutch bekomen, Old High German biqueman "obtain," German bekommen, Gothic biquiman). A compound of be- and come; it drove out Old English weorðan. Meaning "to look well" is early 14c., from earlier sense of "to agree with, be fitting" (early 13c.).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.