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Synonyms for happen

Verb

1. happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
usage: come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
2. happen, befall, bechance, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
usage: 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)
3. happen, chance
usage: chance to be or do something, without intention or causation; "I happen to have just what you need!"
4. happen, materialize, materialise, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
usage: come into being; become reality; "Her dream really materialized"
5. find, happen, chance, bump, encounter
usage: come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
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