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occur

oc·cur

occur

 
pronunciation:
kuhr
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Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: occurred, occurring, occurs
definition 1: to take place; happen.
While we were exploring the old house, something occurred that I shall never forget.
synonyms:
be, befall, happen, take place
similar words:
chance, come, fall
definition 2: to be found; appear.
Some colors never occur in nature.
synonyms:
appear
similar words:
arise, be, exist, show, surface, transpire
definition 3: to appear in one's thoughts (usually followed by "to").
It never occurred to me to invite her to the party until you suggested it.
synonyms:
dawn on, strike
similar words:
hit, impress
Word Parts
The word occur contains the following parts:
oc- Latin prefix that means towards; against; away
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The prefix oc- is an assimilated form of ob- used before roots beginning with "c." See ob-.
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cur1, curr, cor1, corr, curs, cour1, cours Latin root that means to run