Synonyms of come in English:

come


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verb

1‘do come and listen’

SYNONYMS
move nearer, move closer, approach, advance, near, draw nigh, draw close, draw closer, draw near, draw nearer
proceed, make progress, make headway, forge
ANTONYMS

go away

2‘they came last night’

SYNONYMS
arrive, get here, get there, reach one's destination, make it, appear, put in an appearance, make an appearance, come on the scene, come up, approach, enter, present oneself, turn up, be along, come along, materialize
West Indian reach
informal show up, show, roll in, roll up, blow in, show one's face
ANTONYMS

leave

3‘they came to a stream’

SYNONYMS
reach, arrive at, meet, get to, get up to, get as far as, make, make it to, set foot on, gain, attain
come across, run across, run into, happen on, chance on, light on, come upon, stumble on, blunder on, find by chance
end up at, land up at, fetch up at
informal hit, wind up at, bump into
archaic run against

4‘the dress comes to her ankles’

SYNONYMS
extend, stretch, continue, carry on, spread
reach, come as far as, not stop until
ANTONYMS

stop short of

5‘she comes from Belgium’

SYNONYMS
be from, be a native of, have been born in, hail from, originate in, have one's roots in, be …, be … by birth
live in, have one's home in, inhabit, be an inhabitant of, be settled in, reside in, be a resident of

6‘the attacks came without warning’

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happen, occur, take place, come about, transpire, fall, present itself, crop up, materialize, arise, arrive, appear, surface, ensue, follow
literary come to pass, befall, betide
archaic hap
rare eventuate

7‘the car does not come in red’

SYNONYMS
be available, be made, be produced, be for sale, be on offer

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SYNONYMS
climax, achieve orgasm, orgasm

Phrases

    come about

    ‘the change came about in 1989’


    SYNONYMS

    happen, occur, take place, transpire, fall, present itself, crop up, materialize, arise, arrive, appear, surface, ensue, follow

    literary

    come to pass, befall, betide

    archaic

    hap

    rare

    eventuate

    come across

    1‘they came across two of his friends’


    SYNONYMS

    find by chance, meet by chance, meet up with, run into, run across, come upon, chance on, stumble on, happen on, light on, hit on

    discover, encounter, find, unearth, uncover, locate, bring to light

    informal

    bump into, dig up

    2‘this emotion comes across in both books’


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    be communicated, be perceived, penetrate, get through, get across, be got across, be clear, be understood, be comprehended, register, be taken in, sink in, be grasped, strike home

    3‘she came across as cool and unemotional’


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    seem, appear, look, sound, give the impression of being, have the air of being, have the appearance of being, strike someone as, look as though one is, look to be

    British

    come over

    North American

    come off

    4‘there was always a chance that she'd come across with some more information’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    hand over, give, deliver, produce, part with, pay up

    informal

    come up with, fork out, shell out, dish out, cough up

    North American informal

    make with, ante up, pony up

    come along

    1‘the puppies are coming along nicely’


    SYNONYMS

    progress, make progress, develop, shape up, make headway

    come on, turn out, take shape, go

    improve, show improvement, get better, pick up, rally, recover, mend

    ANTONYMS

    deteriorate

    2‘That's our man, Watson! Come along!’


    SYNONYMS

    hurry, hurry up, hurry it up, be quick, be quick about it, get a move on, come on, look lively, speed up, move faster

    informal

    get moving, get cracking, step on it, step on the gas, move it, buck up, shake a leg, make it snappy

    British informal

    get one's skates on

    British informal, dated

    stir one's stumps

    North American informal

    get a wiggle on

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    rattle your dags

    South African informal

    put foot

    dated

    make haste

    ANTONYMS

    dawdle

    come apart

    ‘if the straw is too short the bales come apart very easily’


    SYNONYMS

    break up, fall to bits, fall to pieces, come to bits, come to pieces, disintegrate, splinter, come unstuck, crumble, separate, split, tear, collapse, dissolve

    come back

    ‘he came back from work that evening’


    SYNONYMS

    return, get back, arrive back, arrive home, come home, come again

    come by

    ‘good medical care was hard to come by’


    SYNONYMS

    obtain, acquire, gain, get, find, pick up, lay hold of, possess oneself of, come to have, procure, secure, get possession of

    buy, purchase

    informal

    land, get one's hands on, get one's mitts on, get hold of, grab, bag, score, swing, nab, collar, cop

    come down on

    ‘the magistrate came down on him like a ton of bricks’


    SYNONYMS

    reprimand, rebuke, reproach, scold, admonish, reprove, remonstrate with, chastise, chide, upbraid, berate, take to task, pull up, castigate, lambaste, read someone the Riot Act, give someone a piece of one's mind, haul over the coals, criticize, censure

    punish, penalize, discipline, tan someone's hide, whip someone's hide, mete out punishment to, bring someone to book, teach someone a lesson, make an example of

    informal

    tell off, give someone a talking-to, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, rap, rap over the knuckles, slap someone's wrist, let someone have it, bawl out, give someone hell, blow up, pitch into, lay into, lace into, give someone a caning, slap down, blast, rag, keelhaul, throw the book at

    British informal

    tick off, have a go at, carpet, monster, give someone a mouthful, tear someone off a strip, give someone what for, give someone a rollicking, wig, give someone a wigging, give someone a row, row

    North American informal

    chew out, ream out, tear down

    British vulgar slang

    bollock, give someone a bollocking

    North American vulgar slang

    chew someone's ass, ream someone's ass

    dated

    call down, rate, give someone a rating, trim

    rare

    reprehend, objurgate

    archaic

    chasten, recompense, visit

    ANTONYMS

    praise, compliment, commend, pardon, exonerate

    come between

    ‘nothing should come between brothers’


    SYNONYMS

    alienate, estrange, separate, divide, split up, break up, disunite, disaffect, pit against one another, set against one another, cause disagreement between, sow dissension between, set at odds, set at variance

    ANTONYMS

    unite

    come down

    ‘the study comes down against kerbside collection’


    SYNONYMS

    decide, conclude, settle, reach a decision

    choose, opt, plump

    come down to

    ‘either he gives himself up or we arrest him; it comes down to the same thing’


    SYNONYMS

    amount to, add up to, constitute, be tantamount to, approximate to, boil down to, be equivalent to, comprise, count as

    come down with

    ‘many girls came down with minor ailments’


    SYNONYMS

    become ill with, become sick with, fall ill with, fall sick with, be taken ill with, show symptoms of, become infected with, get, catch, develop, contract, take, sicken for, fall victim to, be struck down with, be stricken with

    British

    go down with

    informal

    take ill with

    North American informal

    take sick with

    ANTONYMS

    shake off

    come forward

    ‘a local trader came forward to pay the fines’


    SYNONYMS

    volunteer, step forward, offer one's services, make oneself available

    come in

    ‘a hen came in through the open door’


    SYNONYMS

    enter, gain admission, gain entrance, cross the threshold

    ANTONYMS

    go out

    come in for

    ‘he has come in for a lot of criticism’


    SYNONYMS

    receive, experience, sustain, undergo, meet with, encounter, face, go through, be subjected to, be the object of, bear the brunt of, suffer, have to put up with, have to bear, have to endure

    come off

    1‘when this fondue comes off it is a very fine dish indeed’


    SYNONYMS

    succeed, be successful, be a success, pan out, work, turn out well, work out, go as planned, produce the desired result, get results

    informal

    make it, make the grade, pay off

    ANTONYMS

    fail

    2‘Anthony always came off worse in an argument’


    SYNONYMS

    end up, finish up

    come out

    1‘it came out that he'd been to Rome, too’


    SYNONYMS

    become known, become common knowledge, become apparent, come to light, emerge, transpire

    get out, be discovered, be uncovered, be made public, be revealed, be divulged, leak out, be disclosed, be reported, be publicized, be released

    ANTONYMS

    be hushed up

    2‘lots of interesting books are coming out’


    SYNONYMS

    be published, be issued, be released, be brought out, be produced, be printed, appear, go on sale

    3‘the garden looks really nice in the summer when all the flowers come out’


    SYNONYMS

    bloom, come into bloom, flower, appear, open

    ANTONYMS

    wither

    4‘I expect it will come out all right’


    SYNONYMS

    end, finish, conclude, terminate, develop, result, work out, turn out

    informal

    pan out

    rare

    eventuate

    5‘if MPs don't come out voluntarily, they risk being outed by a tabloid newspaper’


    SYNONYMS

    declare that one is homosexual, come out of the closet

    6‘she came out in 1929’


    SYNONYMS
    British dated

    enter society, be presented, debut, make one's debut in society

    come on

    ‘the marrows are coming on nicely’


    SYNONYMS

    progress, make progress, develop, shape up, make headway

    come along, turn out, take shape

    improve, show improvement

    come round

    1‘he has just come round from anaesthetic’


    SYNONYMS

    regain consciousness, recover consciousness, come to, come to life, come to one's senses, recover, revive, awake, wake up

    ANTONYMS

    faint, go under

    2‘he argued at first but came round eventually’


    SYNONYMS

    be converted, be converted to, be won over, be won over by, agree, agree with, change one's mind, be persuaded, be persuaded by, give way, give way to, yield, yield to, relent, concede, grant

    3‘the same combination of number and name only comes round every 260 days’


    SYNONYMS

    occur, take place, happen, come up, crop up, arise

    recur, happen again, reoccur, occur again, be repeated, repeat, repeat itself

    come back, come back again, return

    reappear, appear again

    4‘do come round for a drink’


    SYNONYMS

    visit, call, call in, call round, pay a call, pay a visit, look in, stop by, drop by, drop in, drop over, drop round, come over

    informal

    pop in, pop over, pop round

    come into

    ‘then he came into money and set up his own business’


    SYNONYMS

    inherit, be heir to, become heir to, be left, be willed, be bequeathed

    Law

    be devised

    come out with

    ‘she was puzzled that he should come out with this remark’


    SYNONYMS

    utter, say, speak, let out, blurt out, burst out with

    come up

    ‘when the opportunity came up again we didn't hesitate’


    SYNONYMS

    arise, present itself, occur, happen, come about, transpire, emerge, surface, crop up, turn up, pop up

    come to

    1‘their bill came to £17.50’


    SYNONYMS

    amount to, add up to, run to, number, make, total, equal, be equal to, be equivalent to

    British

    tot up to

    2‘when I came to, I had a splitting headache’


    SYNONYMS

    regain consciousness, recover consciousness, come round, come to life, come to one's senses, recover, revive, awake, wake up

    ANTONYMS

    faint, go under

    come up to

    1‘she came up to his shoulder’


    SYNONYMS

    reach, come to, come up as far as, be as tall as, extend to, stretch to

    2‘Christmas never really came up to her expectations’


    SYNONYMS

    measure up to, match up to, live up to, reach, satisfy, fulfil, achieve, meet, equal, be equal to, be on a level with, compare with, admit of comparison, bear comparison with

    be good enough, fill the bill, fit the bill

    informal

    hold a candle to, make the grade

    ANTONYMS

    exceed, fall short of

    come through

    ‘his four shops came through the war intact’


    SYNONYMS

    survive, get through, ride out, weather, live through, pull through, outlast, outlive

    withstand, stand up to, bear up against, stand, endure, rise above, surmount, overcome, resist

    informal

    stick out

    come up with

    ‘I needed to come up with a solution’


    SYNONYMS

    produce, devise, propose, put forward, present, think up, submit, suggest, recommend, advocate, advance, move, introduce, bring forward, put on the table, put up, offer, proffer, tender, adduce, moot