Antonyms for occur

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-kur
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkɜr

Definition of occur

Origin :
  • 1520s, "meet, meet in argument," from Middle French occurrer "happen unexpectedly" or directly from Latin occurrere "run to meet, run against, befall, present itself," from ob "against, toward" (see ob-) + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Sense development is from "meet" to "present itself" to "appear" to "happen" ("present itself in the course of events"). Meaning "to come into one's mind" is from 1620s. Related: Occurred; occurring.
  • verb take place, happen
  • verb come to mind
Example sentences :
  • It did not occur to him to question his fitness for the work.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • It did not occur to Joe that the white figure in the car was not Sidney.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Zegarra gives a useful vocabulary at the end of all the words which occur in the drama.
  • Extract from : « Apu Ollantay » by Anonymous
  • It never seemed to occur to her that any of her rulings might be questioned.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • Just why this exception should occur is not explainable by any accepted rule.
  • Extract from : « Flying Machines » by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • It did not occur to her that possibly this suffering might have consequences which she did not foresee.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • It did not occur to him that some day he himself would be big.
  • Extract from : « The Biography of a Grizzly » by Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • Does it occur to you that I might not want to talk t to you?
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • That was comprehensive enough; the details were quite certain to occur.
  • Extract from : « The Gentleman From Indiana » by Booth Tarkington
  • And could it occur to a chap who could not comprehend how it had ever occurred at all?
  • Extract from : « The Cavalier » by George Washington Cable

Synonyms for occur

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