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Dictionary Definition

become

Verb

1 enter or assume a certain state or condition; "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"; "Get going!" [syn: go, get]
2 undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor" [syn: turn]
3 come into existence; "What becomes has duration"
4 enhance the appearance of; "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!" [syn: suit] [also: became]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Pronunciation

  • /bə'kʌm, bɪˈkʌm/, /b@"kVm, bI"kVm/
  • Rhymes: -ʌm
  • Hyphenation: be·come

Verb

  1. To begin to be; to come to be; to turn into
    She became a doctor when she was 25.
    The weather will become cold after the sun goes down.
  2. To look attractive on, be suitable for
    That dress really becomes you.

Translations

To begin to be
To look attractive on, be suitable for

References

Extensive Definition

Become.com is a product price comparison service and discovery shopping search engine with a mission to help shoppers make ideal buying decisions. Become.com targets popular products such as electronics, home, garden, computers, cameras, clothing, health, beauty and more.

History

Become, Inc., was founded in 2004 by entrepreneurs Michael Yang and Yeogirl Yun who also founded mySimon. By Early February, 2005, the original founders added Jon Glick, past Senior Manager of Search at Yahoo and the guy who aided AltaVista, AllTheWeb, and the Inktomi database into Yahoo to their team. Two other executives, Greg Haslam of NexTag, and Tony Pecora of eBay, were also brought on board at Become.com.
Become.com is a privately-held company in Mountain View, California who received an undisclosed amount of funding during their series A round and an additional $7.2 million in the second round of funding, led by Transcosmos venture capital group, while angel investors Rob Conway and Bob Bozeman were also named.

Industry Recognition & Awards

Become.com was voted the Best of the Web by Forbes Magazine and Business Week during 2005 and 2006. In addition, Become.com has been mentioned several times on authoritative industry news or press sites including SearchEngineWatch, Forbes, MarketWatch and more. Many of their founders and executives have conducted interviews or QandA's with industry professionals including Marketing Shift, Organized Shopping, ClickZ , InternetNews and eCommerceOptimization.com.

See also

References

become in Spanish: Become.com

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adorn, agree with, alter into, arise, assimilate to, be born, be bound, be changed, be converted into, be obligated, be obliged, become of, befit, behoove, beseem, break out, bring to, burst forth, change, change into, change over, come, come forth, come of, come out, come over, come round to, come to be, convert, crop up, do over, enhance, erupt, evolve into, fall into, fit, get, get to be, go, go with, grace, grow, have origin, irrupt, issue, issue forth, lapse into, make, make over, melt into, mount, naturalize, open into, originate, owe it to, pass into, reconvert, reduce to, render, resolve into, reverse, ripen into, rise, run, run into, settle into, shift, shift into, soar, spring up, suit, switch, switch over, take birth, take rise, transform, turn, turn back, turn into, turn to, wax
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