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English verb: come to

1. come to (perception) cause to experience suddenly

SamplesPanic struck me.
An interesting idea hit her.
A thought came to me.
The thought struck terror in our minds.
They were struck with fear.

Synonymshit, strike

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Verb groupaffect, impress, move, strike

2. come to (stative) be relevant to

SamplesThere were lots of questions referring to her talk.
My remark pertained to your earlier comments.

Synonymsbear on, concern, have-to doe with, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)affect, apply, center, center on, concentrate on, focus on, go for, hold, interest, involve, matter to, regard, revolve about, revolve around

Verb groupadvert, allude, touch

3. come to (social) attain

SamplesThe horse finally struck a pace.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

4. come to (body) return to consciousness

SamplesThe patient came to quickly.
She revived after the doctor gave her an injection.

Synonymsresuscitate, revive

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Verb groupanimate, quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, resuscitate, revive, revive, revivify, vivify

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