Textual thesaurus for "happen"

(verb) come about, take place, go on, hap, fall out, pass, pass off, occur

come to pass

What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important

(verb) materialise, materialize

come into being; become reality

Her dream really materialized

(verb) befall, bechance

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)

(verb) bump, chance, find, encounter

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