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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Enter or assume a certain state or condition. To begin to be something, or to develop in a particular way.

Usage examples (36)
  • become addicted to constant and never-ending self improvement.
  • Has the label become a little overwhelmed with this release also?
  • Has the espousal of individual rights become a code word for selfishness?
  • In short, it has become a code word for an entire economic and social agenda. for more
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