becomes; became/-ˈkeɪm//bɪˈkeɪm/; become; becoming becomes; became/-ˈkeɪm//bɪˈkeɪm/; become; becoming
Learner's definition of BECOME
1 [linking verb] : to begin to be or come to be something specified
: to begin to have a specified quality
Although I've known him for years, we didn't become close friends until recently.
She won the election, becoming the first woman to be President of the nation.
They both became teachers.
The book has become quite popular.
We became interested in the property last year.
The crackers had become stale.
It's becoming [=getting] quite cold in the evenings.
It eventually became clear that he had lied.
She's become [=gotten] somewhat cynical.
formal [+ object]
2 a not used in progressive tenses : to look attractive on (someone): to be flattering to (someone) b : to be suitable for (someone): to be proper for (someone)
Though poor, he carried himself with a dignity becoming [=befitting] a king.
This kind of behavior hardly becomes a person of your age and position.