Synonyms of be in English:


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1‘there was this boy who lived next door’


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?’


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

3‘the trial is tomorrow’


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’


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’


remain, stay, wait, linger

hold on, hang on

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

6‘I'm at college’


attend, go to, be present, take part

frequent, haunt, patronize

7‘tickets are £15’


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

informal set one back, go for

8‘one and one is two’


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