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Definition 1: happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance - [verb of change]

Samples where befall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It happens that today is my birthday
  • These things befell

Synonyms for befall in the sense of this definition

(befall is a kind of ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

(befall has a similar meaning as ...) chance to be or do something, without intention or causation

"I happen to have just what you need!"

Definition 2: become of; happen to - [verb of change]

Samples where befall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He promised that no harm would befall her
  • What has become of my children?

Synonyms for befall in the sense of this definition

(befall is a kind of ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

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