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’

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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’

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

stop short of

5‘she comes from Belgium’

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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’

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

8

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climax, achieve orgasm, orgasm
vulgar slang cum

Phrases

    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 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 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, lambast, 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, tear someone a new arsehole, rip someone a new arsehole
    North American vulgar slang chew someone's ass, ream someone's ass, tear someone a new asshole, rip someone a new asshole
    dated call down, rate, give someone a rating, trim
    rare reprehend, objurgate
    archaic chasten, recompense, visit
    ANTONYMS

    praise, compliment, commend, pardon, exonerate

    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 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 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 in

    ‘a hen came in through the open door’


    SYNONYMS
    enter, gain admission, gain entrance, cross the threshold
    ANTONYMS

    go out

    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 down

    ‘the study comes down against kerbside collection’


    SYNONYMS
    decide, conclude, settle, reach a decision
    choose, opt, plump
    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 back

    ‘he came back from work that evening’


    SYNONYMS
    return, get back, arrive back, arrive home, come home, come again
    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 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 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
    enter society, be presented, debut, make one's debut in society
    come into

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


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


    SYNONYMS
    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’


    SYNONYMS
    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
    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 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
    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 to

    1‘she came up to his shoulder’


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    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 up

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


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

    ‘the marrows are coming on nicely’


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    progress, make progress, develop, shape up, make headway
    come along, turn out, take shape
    improve, show improvement
    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 forward

    ‘a local trader came forward to pay the fines’


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