"occurs" in the verb sense
1. happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
come to pass
"What is happening?"
"The meeting took place off without an incidence"
"Nothing occurred that seemed important"
2. occur, come
come to one's mind suggest itself
"It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary"
"A great idea then came to her"
to be found to exist
"sexism occurs in many workplaces"
"precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"
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