Synonyms of be in English:

be


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verb

1‘there was this boy who lived next door’

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exist, have being, have existence

live, be alive, have life, breathe, draw breath, be extant, be viable

2‘what theatres will there be for them to visit?’

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be present, be around, be available, be near, be nearby, be at hand

3‘the trial is tomorrow’

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occur, happen, take place, come about, arise, crop up, transpire, fall, materialize, ensue

literary come to pass, befall, betide

4‘Pat was on the sofa in the living room’

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be situated, be located, be found, be present, be set, be positioned, be placed, be installed

5‘after she'd been there a couple of hours she ordered a drink’

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remain, stay, wait, linger

hold on, hang on

last, continue, survive, endure, persist, prevail, obtain

6‘I'm at college’

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attend, go to, be present, take part

frequent, haunt, patronize

7‘tickets are £15’

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cost, be priced at, sell for, be valued at, fetch, come to

informal set one back, go for

8‘one and one is two’

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

British tot up to