Definition for come

verb as in happen

Strongest matches

break, develop, fall, occur, take place

Strong matches

befall, betide, chance, hap, transpire

Weak matches

come to pass, turn out

verb as in extend, reach

Strongest matches

become, develop, get, go, grow, join, run, turn


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Example Sentences

Officials predict that the percentage of students who wish to remain virtual come fall will be small.

Wall Street is not only unperturbed by the prospect of Washington awash in blue come January, it sees a possible upside.

From Fortune

Now, most trainers would now recommend redirecting the scratching dog to a better behavior, a come or a sit, rewarded with a treat.

From Time

The impact is big and there’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s take a look at ad spend and explore some of the options available to advertisers in the coming months.

However, they also detected red light produced by much cooler gas, which would most likely come from stars.

Meanwhile, in Florida, Bush was flooded with questions about whether gay marriage could possibly come to the Sunshine State.

These generally come from the outside, from cultural pressures and messages.

But there is an underlying feeling that the worst is yet to come.

My agent at the time sent that tape to SNL and then they asked me to come in for an audition.

And suddenly, we were able to come up with all these scenes for it.

In their shelter, Brion and Ulv crouched low and wondered why the attack didn't come.

Babylas raised his pale face; he knew what was coming; it had come so many times before.

He reached forward and took her hands, and if Mrs. Vivian had come in she would have seen him kneeling at her daughter's feet.

Vicars' wives had come and gone, but all had submitted, some after a brief struggle, to old Mrs. Wurzel's sway.

This wasn't at all what he meant to say, and it sounded very ridiculous; but somehow the words wouldn't come straight.

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On this page you'll find 158 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to come, such as: appear, arrive, become, enter, get, and happen.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.