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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.


Synonymsstrike


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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