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Definitions and Synonyms of happen | Another word for happen | What is happen?

Definition 1: come to pass - [verb of change]

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

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

Synonyms for happen in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of happen ) happen

"Report the news as it develops" "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"

(... is a kind of happen ) happen regularly

"Christmas rolled around again"

(... is a kind of happen ) come into being; become reality

"Her dream really materialized"

(... is a kind of happen ) happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance

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

(... is a kind of happen ) become of; happen to

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

(... is a kind of happen ) happen simultaneously

"The two events coincided"

(... is a kind of happen ) come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

"Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble" "the political movie backlashed on the Democrats"

(... is a kind of happen ) be the case by chance

"I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"

(... is a kind of happen ) happen or take place

"Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months"

(... is a kind of happen ) touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

"Light fell on her face" "The sun shone on the fields" "The light struck the golden necklace" "A strange sound struck my ears"

(... is a kind of happen ) prove to be in the result or end

"It turns out that he was right"

(... is a kind of happen ) happen in a particular manner

"how did your talk go over?"

(... is a kind of happen ) happen or occur again

"This is a recurring story"

(... is a kind of happen ) be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest

"The plot developed slowly"

(... is a kind of happen ) result or issue

"A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"

(... is a kind of happen ) come about or follow as a consequence

"nothing will result from this meeting"

(... is a kind of happen ) occur between other event or between certain points of time

"the war intervened between the birth of her two children"

(... is a kind of happen ) come about, happen, or occur

"Several important events transpired last week"

(... is a kind of happen ) occur

"what gives?"

(... is a kind of happen ) take place as an additional or unexpected development

(... is a kind of happen ) follow a certain course

"The inauguration went well" "how did your interview go?"

(... is a kind of happen ) come to pass; arrive, as in due course

"The first success came three days later" "It came as a shock" "Dawn comes early in June"

(... is a kind of happen ) occur at a specified time or place

"Christmas falls on a Monday this year" "The accent falls on the first syllable"

(... is a kind of happen ) be a forerunner of or occur earlier than

"This composition anticipates Impressionism"

(... is a kind of happen ) happen at the same time

Definition 2: come into being; become reality - [verb of change]

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

  • Her dream really materialized

Synonyms for happen in the sense of this definition

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

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

(... is a kind of happen ) be issued or published

"Did your latest book appear yet?" "The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet"

Definition 3: happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance - [verb of change]

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

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

Synonyms for happen in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

"I happen to have just what you need!"

Definition 4: come upon, as if by accident; meet with - [verb of possession]

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

  • We find this idea in Plato
  • I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here
  • She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day

Synonyms for happen in the sense of this definition

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

  • I happen to have just what you need!

(happen is a kind of ...) be the case by chance

"I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"

(happen has a similar meaning as ...) happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance

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

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