Synonyms of come in English:



  • 1 come and listen
    move nearer, move closer, approach, advance, draw close/closer, draw near/nearer; proceed
    archaic draw nigh
    come and listen
    [Antonyms] go away
  • 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
  • 7 the shoes come in black and brown
    be available, be for sale; be made, be produced


come about

the change came about in the late 1980s happenoccurtake placetranspirefallcrop upmaterializearisearriveappearsurfaceensuefollow literarycome to passbefall

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

come apart

if the straw is too short, the bales will come apart break apartbreak upfall to bits/piecesfall apartdisintegratecome unstuckseparatesplittear

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
  • 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? returnget backarrive homecome homecome again

come between

I let my drinking come between me and my family alienateestrangeseparatedividesplit upbreak updisuniteset at odds

come by

where did you ever come by such a magnificent horse? obtainacquiregaingetfindpick upprocuresecurebuypurchase informalget one's hands onget hold ofbagscoreswing

come down

the report comes down against a zoning variance in the wetlands decideconcludesettlechooseoptplump

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 toadd up toconstituteboil down tobe equivalent to

come down with

the whole family has come down with chickenpox fall ill withfall sick withbe taken ill withshow symptoms ofbecome infected withgetcatchdevelopcontractfall victim to

come forward

Vera is always the first to come forward volunteeroffer one's servicesmake oneself available

come in

you can't come in without a pass entergain admissioncross the threshold

come into

Jerry came into a small fortune when his grandfather died inheritbe leftbe willedbe bequeathed

come off

if you make this meeting come off, you're probably looking at a promotion succeedworkturn out wellwork outgo as plannedproduce the desired resultget results

come on

the new bookcases are coming on nicely progressdevelopshape uptake shapecome alongturn outimprove

come out

  • 2.1 my book is coming out
    be published, be issued, be released, be brought out, be printed, go on sale
  • 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 uttersaylet outblurt outburst out withissuepresent

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

come to

  • 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 ariseoccurhappencome abouttranspireemergesurfacecrop upturn uppop up

come up to

  • 1.1 she came up to his shoulder
    reach, come to, be as tall as, extend to

come up with

Miranda has come up with a terrific idea producedevisethink upproposeput forwardsubmitsuggestrecommendadvocateintroducemoot

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