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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.


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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