Happen synonyms

hăp'ən

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To present itself; come to mind
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To come about as a consequence; result:
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(Intransitive) To happen, to occur.
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To come afterward; follow immediately
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(Figuratively) To discover or find something by accident.
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To appear, especially suddenly:
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To be by chance
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(Idiomatic, intransitive) To emerge or become known, especially unexpectedly; to come to attention, present itself.
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To cause to be accepted; circulate fraudulently:
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To occur
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To be by chance
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To come to pass; to develop; to occur; to take place; to happen.
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To come about; happen or occur.
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To occur
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To do or experience something again, especially to win a championship for a second time in a row.
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To come or occur as something extraneous, additional, or unexpected.
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To leave to chance; risk
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To occur
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To be by chance
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(Idiomatic) To alternately enter and exit into something (physically or figuratively)
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Result is defined as to happen or end in a certain way as a consequence of something else.
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(Intransitive, dated) To be destined to happen to someone or to fall in someone's possession.
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(Idiomatic) to become active; to become effective
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To appear is to seem or look a certain way.
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To occur
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To be by chance
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The definition of arrive is when you become someone important or when you become someone or something you have always wanted to be.
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To happen or occur again, esp. after some lapse of time; appear at intervals
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To get to be; become
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To come between as an influence, as in order to modify, settle, or hinder some action, argument, etc.
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(Intransitive) To happen; to take place; to bechance or befall.
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To become detached.
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(Intransitive, UK) Alternative form of materialize.
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(Intransitive) To happen; chance.
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(Nautical) To belay or make fast a line on a cleat or pin.
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To happen to.
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To happen; to occur.
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(Intransitive) To have a given result; to turn out (well, badly etc.); to result in. [from 18th c.]
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Arise means to awake or stand up.
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(Idiomatic) To form; to start to exist.
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To cause to close or snap shut, as by a spring
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To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act by method; to prosecute a design.
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To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ.
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To act in agreement or compliance with; obey:
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To become ensnared or entrapped; to be worse off than before.
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Used other than as an idiom: see go,"Ž on.
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(Intransitive) To leave a road.
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(Idiomatic) To appear in one's thoughts.
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To abate, to cease gradually.
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To decide that, to discover that, to form the opinion that.
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To move up or down by a step.
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Encounter is defined as to meet, especially unexpectedly.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To occur, especially suddenly or unexpectedly.
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To be by chance
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To be by chance
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(Literally) To come out of something by falling.
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To acquire something usually over a period of time.
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To cover, as with extra bedclothes
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To recover consciousness, to come to
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To move forward and into view, to emerge, to appear.
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Perhaps is defined as possibly or maybe, or as a polite way to give advice or make a suggestion.
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To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; with on, upon, or against.
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Synonym Study

  • Transpire , in the sense of to take place, is now frequently used as a more formal or even pretentious equivalent for happen or occur what transpired at the conference, a development from the sense of to become known, or leak out it transpired that he had cheated
  • Occur often suggests a specific event that appears in actuality or in the mind the accident occurred last week, the idea of quitting never occurred to her
  • Chance , more or less equivalent to happen , always implies apparent lack of cause or purpose in the event
  • Happen is the general word meaning to take place or come to pass and may suggest either direct cause or apparent accident
Find another word for happen. In this page you can discover 74 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for happen, like: occur, happen, take-place, ensue, stumble-upon, materialize, come face to face with, come-up, pass, be found and occur unexpectedly.