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Synonyms of come in English:


  • 1 come and listen
    move nearer, move closer, approach, advance, draw close/closer, draw near/nearer;
    archaic draw nigh
    [Antonyms] go away
  • 2 they came last night
    arrive, get here/there, make it, appear, come on the scene;
    approach, enter, turn up, come along, materialize
    informal show (up), roll in/up, blow in, show one's face
    [Antonyms] leave
  • 3 they came to a stream
    reach, arrive at, get to, make it to;
    come across, run across, happen on/upon, chance on/upon, come upon, stumble on/upon;
    end up at, wind up at
  • 4 the dress comes to her ankles
    extend to, stretch to, reach, come as far as
  • 5 she comes from Italy
    be from, be a native of, hail from, originate in;
    live in, reside in
  • 6 attacks came without warning
  • 7 the shoes come in black and brown
    be available, be for sale;
    be made, be produced
  • Phrases

    come about
    the change came about in the late 1980s
    crop up, materialize, arise, arrive, appear, surface;
    ensue, follow
    literary come to pass, befall
    come across
  • 1.1 they came across his friends
    meet/find by chance, meet, run into, run across, come upon, chance on/upon, stumble on/upon, happen on/upon;
    discover, encounter, find, locate
    informal bump into
  • 2.1 the emotion comes across
    be communicated, be perceived, get across, be clear, be understood, register, sink in, strike home
  • 3.1 she came across as cool
    seem, appear, look, sound, look to be
  • come along
  • 1.1 the puppies are coming along nicely
    progress, develop, shape up;
    come on, turn out;
    improve, get better, pick up, rally, recover
  • 2.1 come along!
    hurry (up), be quick, get a move on, come on, look lively, speed up, move faster
    dated make haste
  • come apart
    if the straw is too short, the bales will come apart
    break apart, break up, fall to bits/pieces, fall apart, disintegrate, come unstuck, separate, split, tear
    come around
  • 1.1 the smelling salts helped him come around
    regain consciousness, recover consciousness, come to, come to one's senses, recover, revive, awake, wake up
  • 2.1 I came around to her view
    be converted to, be won over by, agree with, change one's mind to, be persuaded by;
    give way to, yield to, relent to
  • 3.1 Friday the 13th comes around every few months
    occur, take place, happen, come up, crop up, arise;
    recur, reoccur, return, reappear
  • 4.1 come around for a drink
    visit, stop by, drop by/in/over, come over, pop in/over
  • come back
    are you coming back before dinner?
    return, get back, arrive home, come home;
    come again
    come between
    I let my drinking come between me and my family
    alienate, estrange, separate, divide, split up, break up, disunite, set at odds
    come by
    where did you ever come by such a magnificent horse?
    informal get one's hands on, get hold of, bag, score, swing
    come down
    the report comes down against a zoning variance in the wetlands
    decide, conclude, settle;
    choose, opt, plump
    come down on
    she came down on him like a ton of bricks See reprimand (verb)
    come down to
    it comes down to two choices: stay in school or find another place to live
    amount to, add up to, constitute, boil down to, be equivalent to
    come down with
    the whole family has come down with chickenpox
    fall ill with, fall sick with, be taken ill with, show symptoms of, become infected with, get, catch, develop, contract, fall victim to
    come forward
    Vera is always the first to come forward
    volunteer, offer one's services, make oneself available
    come in
    you can't come in without a pass
    enter, gain admission, cross the threshold
    come into
    Jerry came into a small fortune when his grandfather died
    inherit, be left, be willed, be bequeathed
    come off
    if you make this meeting come off, you're probably looking at a promotion
    succeed, work, turn out well, work out, go as planned, produce the desired result, get results
    come on
    the new bookcases are coming on nicely
    progress, develop, shape up, take shape, come along, turn out;
    come out
  • 1.1 it came out that he'd been to Rome
    become known, become apparent, come to light, emerge, transpire;
    get out, be discovered, be uncovered, be revealed, leak out, be disclosed
  • 2.1 my book is coming out
    be published, be issued, be released, be brought out, be printed, go on sale
  • 3.1 the flowers have come out
    bloom, flower, open
  • 4.1 it will come out all right
    end, finish, conclude, work out, turn out
    informal pan out
  • 5.1 the councilman came out voluntarily
    disclose one's homosexuality
    informal come out of the closet
  • come out with
    I didn't really mean to come out with those stupid remarks
    utter, say, let out, blurt out, burst out with;
    issue, present
    come through
  • 1.1 we came through it OK
    survive, get through, ride out, weather, live through, pull through;
    withstand, stand up to, endure, surmount, overcome
    informal stick out
  • 2.1 you came through for us
  • come to
  • 1.1 the bill came to $17.50
    amount to, add up to, total, run to, equal
  • 2.1 I came to in the ambulance
    regain consciousness, recover consciousness, come around, come to one's senses, recover, revive, awake, wake up
  • come up
    whatever comes up, we'll be ready
    arise, occur, happen, come about, transpire, emerge, surface, crop up, turn up, pop up
    come up to
  • 1.1 she came up to his shoulder
    reach, come to, be as tall as, extend to
  • 2.1 he never came up to her expectations
    measure up to, match up to, live up to, fulfill, satisfy, meet, equal, compare with;
    be good enough for
    informal hold a candle to
  • come up with
    Miranda has come up with a terrific idea
    produce, devise, think up;
    propose, put forward, submit, suggest, recommend, advocate, introduce, moot
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