What is another word for come across?

3693 synonyms found


[ kˈʌm əkɹˈɒs], [ kˈʌm əkɹˈɒs], [ k_ˈʌ_m ə_k_ɹ_ˈɒ_s]

The phrase "come across" can be used in a number of ways, from meeting someone unexpectedly to discovering something unexpected. There are a number of other ways to express the same concept, such as "encounter," "stumble upon," "find," "chance upon," "unearth," "happen upon," and "discover." Each of these alternatives can add a slightly different nuance to the meaning of the phrase, with "find" implying that the discovery was intentional and "stumble upon" connoting a more accidental encounter. No matter which phrase you choose, each provides a way to describe the experience of coming across something or someone in an unexpected way.

Synonyms for Come across:

How to use "Come across" in context?

Most people would say that "coming across" refers to something lucky, such as meeting someone you know, or stumbling upon an interesting article or TV show. But, according to Merriam-Webster, "coming across" originally referred to the process of finding something. When someone is "coming across" something, they are actively looking for it.

Word of the Day

divider, segregator, Detailer, Divorcer, Estranger, Isolator, severer.