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English definition of “be”
/bi/ auxiliary verb (present tense am /æm/ , are /ɑr/ or is /ɪz/, present participle being /ˈbi·ɪŋ/, past tense was /wʌz/ or were /wɜr/, past participle been /bɪn/) (PASSIVE)
› used with the past participle of other verbs to form the passive: He was asked to wait. Please be seated. The World Trade Center was built in the early 1970s.