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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;
    archaicdraw 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
    informalshow (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

    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
    informalbump 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
  • 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?
    informalget 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
    informalpan out
  • 5.1 the councilman came out voluntarily
    disclose one's homosexuality
    informalcome 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
    informalstick 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
    informalhold 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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