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be


verb
1. have the quality of being;
(copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun) (Freq. 10742)
- John is rich
- This is not a good answer
Hyponyms:
look, suffer, hurt, be well, feel,
stay, remain, rest, continue, sparkle, scintillate,
coruscate, confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle,
bedevil, confound, discombobulate, rank, point, want,
need, require, compact, pack, cut, seethe,
boil, mope, moon around, moon about, appear, seem,
owe, belong, cover, represent, account, cut across,
begin, start, stand, specify, define, delineate,
delimit, delimitate, go, make sense, add up, consist,
comprise, prove, turn out, turn up, account for, stand by,
stick by, stick, adhere, loiter, lounge, footle,
lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry,
linger, lurk, mill about, mill around, total, number,
come, amount, count, matter, weigh, rate,
deserve, merit, buy, shine, fall, depend,
underlie, stink, suck, subtend, incarnate, body forth,
embody, substantiate, contain, take, hold, cost,
measure, hum, buzz, abound, disagree, disaccord,
discord, gape, yawn, yaw, tend, be given,
lean, incline, run, figure, enter, press,
rage, relate, interrelate, rut, stagnate, come in handy,
squat, hoodoo, impend, range, stay on, sell,
translate, head, head up, come in for, compare, run into,
encounter, gravitate, pay, diverge, iridesce, lie,
hang, litter, suit, end, terminate, fit,
lend, let go, wind, twist, curve, jumble,
mingle, promise, accept, clean, draw, wash,
balance, hail, act, test, answer, beat,
connect, kill, make, deck, adorn, decorate,
grace, embellish, beautify, work, lubricate, breathe,
trim, swing, osculate, retard, transplant, cohere,
object, recognize, distribute, put out, bake, broil,
swim, drown
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
- Something ----s Adjective/Noun
- Somebody ----s Adjective
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s PP
- John will be angry
2. be identical to;
be someone or something (Freq. 3019)
- The president of the company is John Smith
- This is my house
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
3. occupy a certain position or area;
be somewhere (Freq. 901)
- Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back
- What is behind this behavior?
Hyponyms:
stretch, stretch along, attend, go to, occupy,
fill, populate, dwell, live, inhabit, stand back,
keep one's eyes off, keep one's distance, keep one's hands off, stay away, reach, extend to,
touch, run, go, pass, lead, extend,
cover, continue, poke out, reach out, lie, sit,
sit around, face, straddle, follow, center on, rest,
belong, come
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
4. have an existence, be extant (Freq. 701)
- Is there a God?
Syn:
exist
Derivationally related forms:
being, existent (for: exist), existence (for: exist)
Hyponyms:
come, preexist, kick around, knock about, kick about,
coexist, indwell, prevail, hold, obtain, dwell,
consist, lie, lie in, endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise,
jeopardise, threaten, imperil, peril, flow,
distribute, inhabit
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
5. happen, occur, take place (Freq. 698)
- I lost my wallet; this was during the visit to my parents' house
- There were two hundred people at his funeral
- There was a lot of noise in the kitchen
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
- Something is ----ing PP
- Somebody ----s PP
6. be identical or equivalent to (Freq. 270)
- One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!
Syn:
equal
Ant:
differ (for: equal)
Hyponyms:
equate, correspond, match, fit, check,
check, gibe, tally, agree, represent,
stand for, translate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
7. form or compose (Freq. 189)
- This money is my only income
- The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance
- These constitute my entire belonging
- The children made up the chorus
- This sum represents my entire income for a year
- These few men comprise his entire army
Syn:
constitute, represent, make up, comprise
Derivationally related forms:
makeup (for: make up), constituent (for: constitute), make-up (for: make up)
Hyponyms:
make, compose, form, constitute, range,
straddle, fall into, fall under, present, pose, supplement
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
8. work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function (Freq. 86)
- He is a herpetologist
- She is our resident philosopher
Syn:
follow
Hyponyms:
vet, cox
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
9. represent, as of a character on stage (Freq. 58)
- Derek Jacobi was Hamlet
Syn:
embody, personify
Derivationally related forms:
persona (for: personify)
Hypernyms:
typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent
Hyponyms:
body, personify, exemplify, represent
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
10. spend or use time (Freq. 2)
- I may be an hour
Hypernyms:
take, occupy, use up
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
11. have life, be alive (Freq. 1)
- Our great leader is no more
- My grandfather lived until the end of war
Syn:
live
Derivationally related forms:
living (for: live), being
Verb Group:
survive, last, live, live on, go,
endure, hold up, hold out
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
12. to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
- let her be
Hypernyms:
stay, remain, rest
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
13. be priced at
- These shoes cost $100
Syn:
cost
Derivationally related forms:
cost (for: cost)
Hyponyms:
set back, knock back, put back
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody something (for: cost)

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