Synonyms of occur in English:


See definition of occur


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


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’


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’


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