Pronunciation of Be
/bˈiː/, /bˈiː/, /b_ˈiː/

Antonyms for be:


Synonyms for be:

Be (noun)

equal, personify, atomic number 4, exist, make up, constitute, glucinium, follow, beryllium, live.

Sense 2 (noun)

done, transpire, come about, happen, have, occur.

Sense 3 (noun)

kick around, coexist, co-occur.

be (noun)

equal, personify, atomic number 4, exist, make up, constitute, glucinium, follow, beryllium, live.

exist (verb)

live, last, inhabit, go on, subsist, remain, DO, act, endure, obtain, survive, breathe.

happen (verb)

come about, befall, occur, transpire.

petition (verb)


social (verb)


Sense 1

constitutive, materialization, ambiance, indwelling, remain, co-occur, existent, warp and woof, Selfhood, coexist, individualism, connatural, demean, Contexture, comport, operational, comportment, milieu, weigh, Gravamen, implore, actualization.

Sense 2

disposition, aura, inherited, demeanor, occurrence, port, peculiarity, trait, inbred, self, built-in, marrow, extant, prove, mien, deport, indigenous, intrinsic, behoove, temperament, environment, inborn, gist, elemental, attribute, circumstance, climate, deportment, congenital, conjure, breathe, ego, entreat, innate, stuff, operative, quintessence, inherent, texture, obtain, actual, individuality, pith, virtual, something.

Sense 3

constitutional, bearing, become, fiber, integral, quality, fabric, basic, behave, caliber, nub, finish, essential, meat, existence, personality, vital, behavior, smell, reality, identity, entity, come over, realization, hereditary, core, ingrained.

Sense 4

feel, makeup, effective, material, complexion, grow, essence, atmosphere, implicit, presence, savor, fundamental, timber, manner, root, plead, effect, mood, state, acquit, object, practical, substance, actuality, look.

Sense 5

streak, compose, way, appear, done, humor, kick around, status, condition, lead, vein, mode, render, being, feature, style, situation, native.

Sense 6

property, medium, kernel, heart, tone, taste, web, class, grade, soul, turn, conduct.

Sense 7

measure, air, scene, natural, temper, spirit, character.

Sense 8


Sense 9


Sense 10

sound, world.

Sense 11

feeling, bear, thing.

Sense 12

mark, run.

Sense 15


Sense 16

get, DO.

Sense 21







live on, stick to.



Usage examples for be:

  • " He would be," said Knowlton. - "I Walked in Arden", Jack Crawford.
  • You will be there, of course! - "A Top-Floor Idyl", George van Schaick.
  • Stay where you are, and you will be all right. - "The Vizier of the Two-Horned Alexander", Frank R. Stockton.

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