Synonyms of come in English:

come


See definition of come

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’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

extend, stretch, continue, carry on, spread

reach, come as far as, not stop until

ANTONYMS

stop short of

5‘she comes from Belgium’

SYNONYMS

be from, be a native of, have been born in, hail from, originate in, have one's roots in

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’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

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

8

SYNONYMS

climax, achieve orgasm, orgasm


Phrases

    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 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

      come

      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

      come

      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 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

      come

      2‘That's our man, Watson! Come along!’

      SYNONYMS

      hurry, hurry up, hurry it up, 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 NZ informal

      rattle your dags

      South African informal

      put foot

      dated

      make haste

      ANTONYMS

      dawdle

    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
    come back

      ‘he came back from work that evening’

      SYNONYMS

      return, get back, arrive back, arrive home, come home, come again

    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

    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 down

      ‘the study comes down against kerbside collection’

      SYNONYMS

      decide, conclude, settle, reach a decision

      choose, opt, plump

    come down on

      ‘the magistrate came down on him like a ton of bricks’

      See rebuke
    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 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 forward

      ‘a local trader came forward to pay the fines’

      SYNONYMS

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

    come in

      ‘a hen came in through the open door’

      SYNONYMS

      enter, gain admission, gain entrance, cross the threshold

      ANTONYMS

      go out

    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 into

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

      SYNONYMS

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

      be devised

    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 on

      ‘the marrows are coming on nicely’

      SYNONYMS

      progress, make progress, develop, shape up, make headway

      come along, turn out, take shape

      improve, show improvement

      come
    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 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 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

      change one's mind, 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

      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 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 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 up

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

      SYNONYMS

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

    come up to

      1‘she came up to his shoulder’

      SYNONYMS

      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 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