: to be suitable to
// seriousness becoming the occasion
especially : to be becoming to
// her clothes become her
1. To be appropriate or suitable to: "It would not become me ... to interfere with parties" (Jonathan Swift).
2. To show to advantage; look good with: The new suit becomes you.
2 with object (of clothing) look good on or suit (someone)
‘the dress becomes her’
‘In her monastic habit she looked coarse and overblown: the severe lines and sober tints of the dress did not become her.’
2.1 Be appropriate or suitable to (someone)
‘minor celebrity status did not become him’
‘But Jay wrote that the measure would be for party purposes which it did not become him to accept.’
2. verb [no passive, no cont]
If something becomes someone, it makes them look attractive or it seems right for them.
Does khaki become you? [VERB noun]
Don't be crude tonight, Bernard, it doesn't become you. [VERB noun]
1. [transitive, no passive] (not used in the progressive tenses)
become somebody (formal) ) to be suitable for somebody
Such behaviour did not become her
2. [transitive, no passive] (not used in the progressive tenses)
become somebody (formal) to look attractive on somebody synonym suit
2 transitive formal
if something becomes you, it is suitable for you or it makes you more attractive
That red dress really becomes her – it goes with her hair.
become verb (SUIT)
[ T ] old-fashioned
to cause someone to look attractive, or to be suitable for someone:
That colour really becomes you.