1. come to pass

- Nothing occurred that seemed important

Similar word(s): hap, happen, pass

Definition categories: change

2. come to one's mind; suggest itself

- It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary

Similar word(s): come

Definition categories: cognition, become

3. to be found to exist

- sexism occurs in many workplaces

- precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil

Definition categories: stative, appear

Sentences with occur as a verb:

- The liftoff will occur in exactly twelve seconds.

- I will write if the opportunity occurs.

- The chemical monofluoroacetate occurs in all parts of Dichapetalum cymosum, and is responsible for its toxic effects.