Synonyms for happen

Synonyms for (verb) happen

Synonyms: materialise, materialize, happen

Definition: come into being; become reality

Usage: Her dream really materialized

Similar words: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur

Definition: come to pass

Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important


Synonyms: happen, befall, bechance

Definition: happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance

Usage: It happens that today is my birthday; These things befell (Santayana)

Similar words: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur

Definition: come to pass

Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important


Synonyms: happen

Definition: chance to be or do something, without intention or causation

Usage: I happen to have just what you need!

Similar words: chance

Definition: be the case by chance

Usage: I chanced to meet my old friend in the street