Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bechance

2 senses of bechance

Sense 1
befall, bechance, betide -- (become of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?")
       => happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place -- (come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important")

Sense 2
happen, befall, bechance -- (happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana))
       => happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place -- (come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important")

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