Synonyms of be


1. beryllium, Be, glucinium, atomic number 4, metallic element, metal

usage: a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element


1. be

usage: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"

2. be

usage: be identical to; be someone or something; "The president of the company is John Smith"; "This is my house"

3. be

usage: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"

4. exist, be

usage: have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"

5. be

usage: happen, occur, take place; "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"

6. equal, be

usage: be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"

7. constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be

usage: form or compose; "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"

8. be, follow

usage: work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher"

9. embody, be, personify, typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent

usage: represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"

10. be, take, occupy, use up

usage: spend or use time; "I may be an hour"

11. be, live

usage: have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"

12. be, stay, remain, rest

usage: to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form; "let her be"

13. cost, be, be

usage: be priced at; "These shoes cost $100"

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Definition and meaning of be (Dictionary)