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Definition 1: occur or become available - [verb of change]

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

  • water or electricity came on again after the earthquake

(come on is a kind of ...) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

"We began working at dawn" "Who will start?" "Get working as soon as the sun rises!" "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia" "He began early in the day" "Let's get down to work now"

Definition 2: appear or become visible; make a showing - [verb of change]

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

  • She turned up at the funeral
  • I hope the list key is going to surface again

Synonyms for come on in the sense of this definition

(come on is a kind of ...) come into sight or view

"He suddenly appeared at the wedding" "A new star appeared on the horizon"

Definition 3: develop in a positive way - [verb of change]

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

  • He progressed well in school
  • My plants are coming along
  • Plans are shaping up

Synonyms for come on in the sense of this definition

(come on is a kind of ...) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

"A flower developed on the branch" "The country developed into a mighty superpower" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

(... is a kind of come on ) improve one's social status

"This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"

(... is a kind of come on ) progress by large jumps instead of small increments

Definition 4: start running, functioning, or operating - [verb of contact]

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

  • the lights went on
  • the computer came up

Synonyms for come on in the sense of this definition

(come on is a kind of ...) begin or set in motion

"I start at eight in the morning" "Ready, set, go!"

Definition 5: move towards - [verb of motion]

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

  • We were approaching our destination
  • They are drawing near
  • The enemy army came nearer and nearer

Synonyms for come on in the sense of this definition

(come on is a kind of ...) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

"He came singing down the road" "Come with me to the Casbah" "come down here!" "come out of the closet!" "come into the room"

(... is a kind of come on ) approach while driving

"The truck entered the driveway and drove up towards the house"

(... is a kind of come on ) sail towards another vessel, of a ship

(... is a kind of come on ) push one's way into (a space)

(... is a kind of come on ) draw near

"The probe closed with the space station"

(... is a kind of come on ) approach a certain age or speed

"She is pushing fifty"

(come on implies ...) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

"Time marches on"

(come on has a similar meaning as ...) come near in time

"Winter is approaching" "approaching old age"

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