HyperDic: occur

English > 3 senses of the word occur:
VERBchangeoccur, happen, hap, go on, pass off, pass, fall out, come about, take placecome to pass
cognitionoccur, comecome to one's mind
stativeoccurto be found to exist
occur > pronunciation
Soundsahker'
Rhymesacre / Acre ... Zocor: 182 rhymes with ker...
English > occur: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningCome to pass.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; It ----s that CLAUSE
Example "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
Synonymshappen, hap, go on, pass off, pass, fall out, come about, take place
Caused byeffect, effectuate, set upproduce
trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch offput in motion or move to act
NarroweranticipateBe a forerunner of or occur earlier than
arise, come upResult or issue / issue
backfire, backlash, recoilCome back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
befall, bechance, betideBecome of
break, recrudesce, develophappen / happen
breakhappen or take place
chanceBe the case by chance
comeCome to pass
come around, roll aroundhappen regularly
concur, coincidehappen simultaneously
developBe gradually disclosed or unfolded
falloccur at a specified time or place
fall, shine, striketouch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
giveOccur
go off, come off, go overhappen in a particular manner
happen, materialize, materialisecome into being
happen, befall, bechancehappen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
interveneOccur between other event or between certain points of time
proceed, goFollow a certain course
recur, repeathappen or occur again
resultCome about or follow as a consequence
supervenetake place as an additional or unexpected development
synchronize, synchronise, contemporize, contemporisehappen at the same time
transpirecome about, happen, or occur
turn outprove to be in the result or end
Spanishacaecer, acontecer, llegar a ocurrir, llegar a pasar, ocurrir, pasar, sobrevenir, suceder, tener lugar
Catalanesdevenir-se, ocórrer, passar, sobrevenir, succeir, tenir lloc
English > occur: 3 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningcome to one's mind; suggest itself.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary"
Synonymcome
BroaderbecomeCome into existence
Spanishocurrirse, ocurrir
Catalanacudir-se, ócorrer-se
English > occur: 3 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningTo be found to exist.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Examples
  • "sexism occurs in many workplaces"
  • "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"
Narrowerabound in, teem in, pullulate withExist in large quantity
collocateHave a strong tendency to occur side by side
pair, geminateOccur in pairs
runOccur persistently
Broaderappear, come alongcome into being or existence, or appear on the scene
Spanishacaecer, ocurrir, suceder
Catalanesdevenir-se, ocórrer, passar, succeir

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