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English verb: occur

1. occur (change) come to pass


SamplesWhat is happening?.
The meeting took place off without an incidence.
Nothing occurred that seemed important.


Synonymscome about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, pass, pass off, take place


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
It ----s that CLAUSE


Narrower (hyponym)anticipate, arise, backfire, backlash, bechance, bechance, befall, befall, betide, break, break, chance, coincide, come, come around, come off, come up, concur, contemporise, contemporize, develop, develop, fall, fall, give, go, go off, go over, happen, happen, intervene, materialise, materialize, operate, proceed, recoil, recrudesce, recur, repeat, result, roll around, shine, strike, supervene, synchronise, synchronize, transpire, turn out

2. occur (cognition) come to one's mind; suggest itself


SamplesIt occurred to me that we should hire another secretary.
A great idea then came to her.


Synonymscome


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)become

3. occur (stative) to be found to exist


SamplesSexism occurs in many workplaces.
Precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)appear, come along


Narrower (hyponym)abound in, collocate, geminate, pair, pullulate with, run, teem in









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