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Definition 1: return to consciousness - [verb of body]

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

  • The patient came to quickly
  • She revived after the doctor gave her an injection

Synonyms for come to in the sense of this definition

(come to is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(come to has a similar meaning as ...) give new life or energy to

"A hot soup will revive me" "This will renovate my spirits" "This treatment repaired my health"

(come to has a similar meaning as ...) cause to regain consciousness

"The doctors revived the comatose man"

Definition 2: cause to experience suddenly - [verb of perception]

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

  • Panic struck me
  • An interesting idea hit her
  • A thought came to me
  • The thought struck terror in our minds
  • They were struck with fear

Synonyms for come to in the sense of this definition

(come to has a similar meaning as ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

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

  • The horse finally struck a pace

Synonyms for come to in the sense of this definition

(come to is a kind of ...) to gain with effort

"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

Definition 4: be relevant to - [verb of stative]

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

  • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
  • My remark pertained to your earlier comments

Synonyms for come to in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of come to ) center upon

"Her entire attention centered on her children" "Our day revolved around our work"

(... is a kind of come to ) be pertinent or relevant or applicable

"The same laws apply to you!" "This theory holds for all irrational numbers" "The same rules go for everyone"

(... is a kind of come to ) connect closely and often incriminatingly

"This new ruling affects your business"

(... is a kind of come to ) be of importance or consequence

"This matters to me!"

(come to has a similar meaning as ...) make a more or less disguised reference to

"He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

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