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English verb: come on

1. come on (change) appear or become visible; make a showing

SamplesShe turned up at the funeral.
I hope the list key is going to surface again.

Synonymscome out, show up, surface, turn up

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)appear

2. come on (motion) move towards

SamplesWe were approaching our destination.
They are drawing near.
The enemy army came nearer and nearer.

Synonymsapproach, come near, draw close, draw near, go up, near

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)come, come up

Narrower (hyponym)bear down on, bear down upon, close, crowd, drive up, edge in, edge up, push

Entailadvance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress

Verb groupapproach, come near

3. come on (change) develop in a positive way

SamplesHe progressed well in school.
My plants are coming along.
Plans are shaping up.

Synonymsadvance, come along, get along, get on, progress, shape up

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)develop

Narrower (hyponym)climb, leapfrog

Antonymsretrogress, regress, retrograde

4. come on (contact) start running, functioning, or operating

SamplesThe lights went on.
The computer came up.

Synonymscome up, go on

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)get going, go, start

Antonymsgo off

5. come on (change) occur or become available

SamplesWater or electricity came on again after the earthquake.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start, start out

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