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Definition 1: be received or understood - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for come across in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of come across ) create an emotional response

"The music struck a chord with the listeners"

(come across causes ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

Definition 2: communicate the intended meaning or impression - [verb of communication]

Samples where come across or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He came across very clearly

Synonyms for come across in the sense of this definition

(come across is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

Definition 3: come together - [verb of motion]

Samples where come across or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll probably see you at the meeting
  • How nice to see you again!

Synonyms for come across in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of come across ) meet at a point

(come across has a similar meaning as ...) collect in one place

"We assembled in the church basement" "Let's gather in the dining room"

Definition 4: be perceived in a certain way; make a certain impression - [verb of perception]

(come across is a kind of ...) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

"She seems to be sleeping" "This appears to be a very difficult problem" "This project looks fishy" "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"

Definition 5: find unexpectedly - [verb of possession]

Samples where come across or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
  • she struck a goldmine
  • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

Synonyms for come across in the sense of this definition

(come across is a kind of ...) come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

"Did you find your glasses?" "I cannot find my gloves!"

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