happen

Definitions of happen
  1. verb
    come to pass
    “What is happening?”
    synonyms: come about, fall out, go on, hap, occur, pass, pass off, take place
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    break, develop, recrudesce
    happen
    arise, come up
    result or issue
    result
    come about or follow as a consequence
    intervene
    occur between other event or between certain points of time
    transpire
    come about, happen, or occur
    give
    occur
    operate
    happen
    supervene
    take place as an additional or unexpected development
    go, proceed
    follow a certain course
    come
    come to pass; arrive, as in due course
    fall
    occur at a specified time or place
    anticipate
    be a forerunner of or occur earlier than
    develop
    be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest
    recur, repeat
    happen or occur again
    come off, go off, go over
    happen in a particular manner
    come around, roll around
    happen regularly
    materialise, materialize
    come into being; become reality
    bechance, befall
    happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    bechance, befall, betide
    become of; happen to
    coincide, concur
    happen simultaneously
    backfire, backlash, recoil
    come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
    chance
    be the case by chance
    break
    happen or take place
    fall, shine, strike
    touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
    turn out
    prove to be in the result or end
    contemporise, contemporize, synchronise, synchronize
    happen at the same time
    drag, drag on, drag out
    proceed for an extended period of time
    descend, fall, settle
    come as if by falling
    iterate
    run or be performed again
    cycle
    recur in repeating sequences
    condense
    develop due to condensation
    appear, come out
    be issued or published
    open, open up
    become available
    come, do, fare, get along, make out
    proceed or get along
    come up
    be mentioned
  2. verb
    come into being; become reality
    synonyms: materialise, materialize
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    Antonyms:
    dematerialise, dematerialize
    become immaterial; disappear
    types:
    appear, come out
    be issued or published
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    come about, fall out, go on, hap, occur, pass, pass off, take place
    come to pass
  3. verb
    happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    “It happens that today is my birthday”
    synonyms: bechance, befall
  4. verb
    chance to be or do something, without intention or causation
    “I happen to have just what you need!”
    Synonyms:
    bechance, befall
    happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
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    chance
    be the case by chance
  5. verb
    come upon, as if by accident; meet with
    “I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here”
    synonyms: bump, chance, encounter, find
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