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To start to exist or happen - synonyms or related words

start

verb

to begin to happen or take place

begin

verb

to start happening or existing

arise

verb

if a particular situation or problem arises, it begins to exist or to develop

arrive

verb

to happen, take place, or begin to exist

originate

verb

to begin to exist or appear for the first time

develop

verb

to start to exist, or to start to be noticeable

commence

verb

formal

to begin, or to begin something

set in

if something unpleasant sets in, it starts to happen and have an effect, and is not likely to stop for a long time

come into being

to start to exist

fall/fit into place

if things fall or fit into place, they start to happen in the way that you want them to

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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