Synonyms of occur in English:

occur


See definition of occur

verb

1‘the accident occurred at about 3.30 p.m.’

SYNONYMS
happen, take place, come about, transpire, materialize, chance, arise, crop up, turn out, fall, come, fall out, pass off
North American informal go down
literary come to pass, befall, betide
archaic hap
rare eventuate

2‘the disease occurs chiefly in tropical climates’

SYNONYMS
be found, be present, exist, be met with, appear, prevail, present itself, show itself, manifest itself, turn up
formal obtain

3‘an idea occurred to her’

SYNONYMS
enter one's head, enter one's mind, cross one's mind, come to mind, spring to mind, come to one, strike one, hit one, dawn on one, suggest itself, present itself, come into one's consciousness