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Another word for happen

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Verb
  1. To take place

    See also:

    happen

  2. To take place by chance

      1. Fortune; chance.
      2. A happening; an occurrence.
      3. To happen.
      1. The unknown and unpredictable element in happenings that seems to have no assignable cause.
      2. A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled; luck:
      3. The likelihood of something happening; possibility or probability:
      1. To come to pass; happen:
      2. Used with the impersonal subject it and a following clause to indicate the occurrence of a usually unexpected or chance event:
      3. To happen to:
    See also:

    happen

Another word for happen

Verb
  1. To be by chance

  2. To occur

    See also:

    result

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