Synonyms of occur in English:

occur


See definition of occur

verb

1‘the accident occurred at about 3.30 p.m.’

SYNONYMS

happen, take place, come about, transpire, materialize, chance, arise, crop up, turn out, fall, come, fall out, pass off

North American informal go down

literary come to pass, befall, betide

archaic hap

rare eventuate

2‘the disease occurs chiefly in tropical climates’

SYNONYMS

be found, be present, exist, be met with, appear, prevail, present itself, show itself, manifest itself, turn up

formal obtain

3‘an idea occurred to her’

SYNONYMS

enter one's head, enter one's mind, cross one's mind, come to mind, spring to mind, come to one, strike one, hit one, dawn on one, suggest itself, present itself, come into one's consciousness