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

Samples where occur 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 occur in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of occur ) happen

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

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

"Christmas rolled around again"

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

"Her dream really materialized"

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

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

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

"The two events coincided"

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

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

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

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

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

"It turns out that he was right"

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

"how did your talk go over?"

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

"This is a recurring story"

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

"The plot developed slowly"

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

"A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"

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

"nothing will result from this meeting"

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

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

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

"Several important events transpired last week"

(... is a kind of occur ) occur

"what gives?"

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

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

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

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

"This composition anticipates Impressionism"

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

Definition 2: come to one's mind; suggest itself - [verb of cognition]

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

  • It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary
  • A great idea then came to her

Synonyms for occur in the sense of this definition

(occur is a kind of ...) come into existence

"What becomes has duration"

Definition 3: to be found to exist - [verb of stative]

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

  • sexism occurs in many workplaces
  • precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil

(occur is a kind of ...) come into being or existence, or appear on the scene

"Then the computer came along and changed our lives" "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago"

(... is a kind of occur ) occur in pairs

(... is a kind of occur ) occur persistently

"Musical talent runs in the family"

(... is a kind of occur ) have a strong tendency to occur side by side

"The words `new' and `world' collocate"

(... is a kind of occur ) exist in large quantity

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