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

3 senses of occur

Sense 1
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
occur, come -- (come to one's mind; suggest itself; "It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary"; "A great idea then came to her")
       => become -- (come into existence; "What becomes has duration")

Sense 3
occur -- (to be found to exist; "sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil")
       => appear, come along -- (come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; "Then the computer came along and changed our lives"; "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago")

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