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  Definition of happen
  1. come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
  2. come into being; become reality; "Her dream really materialized"
  3. happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana)
  4. come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
  5. chance to be or do something, without intention or causation; "I happen to have just what you need!"
Similar Words: hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place, materialize, materialise, befall, bechance, find, chance, bump, encounter

 

Hyponyms: break, recrudesce, develop, arise, come up, intervene, transpire, give, operate, supervene, proceed, go, come, fall, anticipate, recur, repeat, go off, come off, go over, come around, roll around, materialize, materialise, befall, bechance, betide, concur, coincide, chance, shine, strike, turn out, synchronize, synchronise, contemporize, contemporise, appear, come out

 

Grouped Verbs: befall, bechance

 

Derivational Morphology: hap, happening, occurrence, natural event, materialization, materialisation, manifestation, offspring, meeting, encounter, discovery, find, uncovering, finder, discoverer, spotter

 

Anagrams: peahen

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: passar   Chinese: 發生  
Danish: ske   Dutch: gebeuren  
Finnish: tapahtua   French: advenir  
Georgian: მოხდომა   German: geschehen  
Greek: συμβαίνω   Hebrew: הלך  
Hungarian: történik   Icelandic: bera við  
Italian: accadere   Japanese: 起る  
Korean: 일어낟   Latin: fieri  
Norwegian: foregå   Portuguese: acontecer  
Romanian: întâmpla   Russian: происходить  
Spanish: suceder   Swedish: hända  
Yiddish: געשען  
 
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