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Synonyms for come upon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover(verb)

    find unexpectedly

    "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

    Synonyms:
    detect, come over, chance upon, distinguish, excise, let out, hear, bring out, identify, hit, arrive at, disclose, attain, let on, chance on, describe, get word, reach, take, key, fall upon, meet, strike, reveal, move, assume, enter upon, see, find out, collide with, coin, gain, encounter, give away, fall, divulge, walk out, impinge on, shine, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, achieve, pick up, run across, come across, resonate, observe, get a line, notice, key out, mint, strickle, name, accomplish, impress, expose, take up, come to, expunge, unwrap, break, learn, light upon, get wind, discover, luck into, find, make

  2. enter upon, come upon, luck into(verb)

    take possession of

    "She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives"

    Synonyms:
    fall upon, discover, attain, enter upon, strike, luck into, happen upon, chance on, chance upon, come across, light upon

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Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say come upon in sign language?

  1. comeupon

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How to use come upon in a sentence?

  1. Martin Luther:

    No man ought to lay a cross upon himself, or to adopt tribulation, as is done in popedom but if a cross or tribulation come upon him, then let him suffer it patiently, and know that it is good and profitable for him.

  2. Jake Baum:

    There are a lot of people working on testing purified natural products that have been taken from plants, from traditional remedies. Every now and then you come upon something that really works.

  3. Nelson Mandela:

    When a boat come upon a winding river, slow down and the river becomes straight.

  4. Pierre Abelard:

    The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.


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