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Become vs Aware - What's the difference?

become | aware |

As a verb become

is (obsolete) to arrive, come (to a place).

As a noun aware is





  • (obsolete) To arrive, come (to a place).
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  • *:& thenne the noble knyghte sire Launcelot departed with ryghte heuy chere sodenly / that none erthely creature wyste of hym / nor where he was become / but sir Bors
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:But, madam, where is Warwick then become ?
  • (copulative) To come about; happen; come into being; arise.
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  • (copulative) begin to be; turn into.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; for, even after she had conquered her love for the Celebrity, the mortification of having been jilted by him remained.}}
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 13, author=Alistair Magowan, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd , passage=Then, as the Sunderland fans' cheers bellowed around the stadium, United's title bid was over when it became apparent City had pinched a last-gasp winner to seal their first title in 44 years.}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= William E. Conner
  • , title= An Acoustic Arms Race , volume=101, issue=3, page=206-7, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close (less than half a meter) above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them.}}
  • To be proper for; to befit.
  • *1930 , (Duff Cooper), Talleyrand , Folio Society, 2010, p.7:
  • *:His ordinationenabled him to be independent of his parents, and to afford a manner of living which became his rank rather than his calling.
  • Of an adornment, piece of clothing etc.: to look attractive on (someone).
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  • Synonyms

    * (to be suitable for) befit, suit


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  • Vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
  • Conscious or having knowledge of something.
  • * , chapter=7
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=“[…] This is Mr. Churchill, who, as you are aware , is good enough to come to us for his diaconate, and, as we hope, for much longer; and being a gentleman of independent means, he declines to take any payment.” Saying this Walden rubbed his hands together and smiled contentedly.}}


    * (sense, on one's guard) wary, watchful, sensitive, alert, attentive, observant * (conscious of something) apprised, informed, cognizant, conscious, mindful


    * unaware

    Derived terms

    * awareness * unaware