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occur

Synonyms of occur in English:

verb

  • 1 the accident occurred at about 3.30 p.m.
    North American informal go down
    archaic hap
    rare eventuate
  • 2 the disease occurs chiefly in tropical climates
    be found, be present, exist, be met with, appear, prevail, present itself, show itself, manifest itself, turn up
    formal obtain
  • 3 an idea occurred to her didn't it occur to you that I might have made other arrangements?
    enter one's head/mind, cross one's mind, come to mind, spring to mind, come to one, strike one, hit one, dawn on one, suggest itself, present itself, come into one's consciousness
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