Synonyms of come in English:



  • 1 do come and listen
    move nearer, move closer, approach, advance, near, draw nigh, draw close/closer, draw near/nearer; proceed, make progress, make headway, forge
    do come and listen
    [Antonyms] go away
  • 4 the dress comes to her ankles
    extend, stretch, continue, carry on, spread; reach, come as far as, not stop until
    the dress comes to her ankles
    [Antonyms] stop short of
  • 5 she comes from Belgium
    be from, be a native of, have been born in, hail from, originate in, have one's roots in, be … (by birth); live in, have one's home in, inhabit, be an inhabitant of, be settled in, reside in, be a resident of
  • 7 the car does not come in red
    be available, be made, be produced, be for sale, be on offer


come about

the change came about in 1989 happenoccurtake placetranspirefallpresent itselfcrop upmaterializearisearriveappearsurfaceensuefollow literarycome to passbefallbetide archaichap rareeventuate

come across

  • 2 this emotion comes across in both books
    be communicated, be perceived, penetrate, get through, get across, be got across, be clear, be understood, be comprehended, register, be taken in, sink in, be grasped, strike home
  • 3 she came across as cool and unemotional
    seem, appear, look, sound, give the impression of being, have the appearance/air of being, strike someone as, look as though one is, look to be; British come over; North American come off

come along

  • 1 the puppies are coming along nicely
    progress, make progress, develop, shape up, make headway; come on, turn out, take shape, go; improve, show improvement, get better, pick up, rally, recover, mend
    the puppies are coming along nicely
    [Antonyms] deteriorate

come apart

if the straw is too short the bales come apart very easily break upfall to bits/piecescome to bits/piecesdisintegratesplintercome unstuckcrumbleseparatesplittearcollapsedissolve

come back

he came back from work that evening returnget backarrive backarrive homecome homecome again

come between

nothing should come between brothers
[Antonyms] unite
alienateestrangeseparatedividesplit upbreak updisunitedisaffectset/pit against one anothercause disagreement betweensow dissension betweenset at variance/odds

come by

good medical care was hard to come by obtainacquiregaingetfindpick uplay hold ofpossess oneself ofcome to haveprocuresecureget possession ofbuypurchase informallandget one's hands onget one's mitts onget hold ofgrabbagscoreswingnabcollarcop

come down

the study comes down against kerbside collection decideconcludesettlereach a decisionchooseoptplump

come down on

the magistrate came down on him like a ton of bricks See rebuke

come down to

either he gives himself up or we arrest him; it comes down to the same thing amount toadd up toconstitutebe tantamount toapproximate toboil down tobe equivalent tocomprisecount as

come down with

many girls came down with minor ailments
[Antonyms] shake off
become ill/sick withfall ill/sick withbe taken ill withshow symptoms ofbecome infected withgetcatchdevelopcontracttakesicken forfall victim tobe struck down withbe stricken withBritishgo down with informaltake ill withNorth American informaltake sick with

come forward

a local trader came forward to pay the fines volunteerstep forwardoffer one's servicesmake oneself available

come in

a hen came in through the open door
[Antonyms] go out
entergain admissiongain entrancecross the threshold

come in for

he has come in for a lot of criticism receiveexperiencesustainundergomeet withencounterfacego throughbe subjected tobe the object ofbear the brunt ofsufferhave to put up withhave to bearhave to endure

come into

then he came into money and set up his own business inheritbe/become heir tobe leftbe willedbe bequeathed Lawbe devised

come off

  • 1 when this fondue comes off it is a very fine dish indeed
    succeed, be successful, be a success, pan out, work, turn out well, work out, go as planned, produce the desired result, get results
    informal make it, make the grade, pay off
    when this fondue comes off it is a very fine dish indeed
    [Antonyms] fail

come on

the marrows are coming on nicely progressmake progressdevelopshape upmake headwaycome alongturn outtake shapeimproveshow improvement

come out

  • 1 it came out that he'd been to Rome, too
    become known, become common knowledge, become apparent, come to light, emerge, transpire; get out, be discovered, be uncovered, be made public, be revealed, be divulged, leak out, be disclosed, be reported, be publicized, be released
    it came out that he'd been to Rome, too
    [Antonyms] be hushed up
  • 2 lots of interesting books are coming out
    be published, be issued, be released, be brought out, be produced, be printed, appear, go on sale
  • 3 the garden looks really nice in the summer when all the flowers come out
    bloom, come into bloom, flower, appear, open
    the garden looks really nice in the summer when all the flowers come out
    [Antonyms] wither
  • 5 if MPs don't come out voluntarily, they risk being outed by a tabloid newspaper
    declare that one is homosexual, come out of the closet
  • 6British dated she came out in 1929
    enter society, be presented, debut, make one's debut in society

come out with

she was puzzled that he should come out with this remark uttersayspeaklet outblurt outburst out with

come round

  • 1 he has just come round from anaesthetic
    regain consciousness, recover consciousness, come to, come to life, come to one's senses, recover, revive, awake, wake up
    he has just come round from anaesthetic
    [Antonyms] faint go under
  • 2 he argued at first but came round eventually I came round to her point of view
    be converted (to), be won over (by), agree (with), change one's mind, be persuaded (by), give way (to), yield (to), relent, concede, grant

come through

his four shops came through the war intact surviveget throughride outweatherlive throughpull throughoutlastoutlivewithstandstand up tobear up againststandendurerise abovesurmountovercomeresist informalstick out

come to

  • 2 when I came to, I had a splitting headache
    regain consciousness, recover consciousness, come round, come to life, come to one's senses, recover, revive, awake, wake up
    when I came to, I had a splitting headache
    [Antonyms] faint go under

come up

when the opportunity came up again we didn't hesitate arisepresent itselfoccurhappencome abouttranspireemergesurfacecrop upturn uppop up

come up to

  • 1 she came up to his shoulder
    reach, come to, come up as far as, be as tall as, extend to, stretch to

come up with

I needed to come up with a solution producedeviseproposeput forwardpresentthink upsubmitsuggestrecommendadvocateadvancemoveintroducebring forwardput on the tableput upofferproffertenderadducemoot

More definitions of come

Definition of come in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
a slit made by cutting with a saw