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    #1

    it occurs to him ("occur" and it's neighbours)

    A- I guess there should be a phrasal verb which means "something accours to somebody", is there any?

    B- I wrote "neighbours" and I mean other verbs or phrases which convey a sense of:

    1- "something comes to the mind of someone"
    2- "something reminds someone of something else" ("remind" itself is one of them)
    3- "something inspires someone" ("inspire" itself is one of them)
    4- "something reminds people (not just an specific person) of something else"
    5- "something occupys someone's mind" (He can not stop thinking about it)
    6- "something imply something else"
    7- "someone suddenly realize something or discover a solution"
    8- "someone suddenly realize a shocking truth"

    Many thanks.
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    #2

    Re: it occurs to him ("occur" and it's neighbours)

    Here are some idioms related to the topic.
    B:
    1. spring to mind
    2. recall something to mind / recall someone or something from something / bring/call something to mind
    8. get/have the shock of one´s life

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    #3

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    Any other suggestions?

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    #4

    Re: it occurs to him ("occur" and it's neighbours)

    A: come up with (?)

    B:
    3. encourage, motivate, enliven, stimulate, invigorate, provoke
    4. trigger a memory
    5. beat your brains out / have something on the brain
    Last edited by mara_ce; 23-Feb-2011 at 03:26. Reason: phrasal verb added

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    #5

    Re: it occurs to him ("occur" and it's neighbours)

    It came to me/struck me/hit me

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    #6

    Re: it occurs to him ("occur" and it's neighbours)

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    A- I guess there should be a phrasal verb which means "something accours to somebody", is there any?

    B- I wrote "neighbours" and I mean other verbs or phrases which convey a sense of:

    1- "something comes to the mind of someone"
    2- "something reminds someone of something else" ("remind" itself is one of them)
    3- "something inspires someone" ("inspire" itself is one of them)
    4- "something reminds people (not just an specific person) of something else"
    5- "something occupys someone's mind" (He can not stop thinking about it)
    6- "something imply something else"
    7- "someone suddenly realize something or discover a solution"
    8- "someone suddenly realize a shocking truth"

    Many thanks.
    Any other suggestion?
    Having read mara_ce and Tdol replys,I have no problems with part A anymore, But still I need more replys for part B.

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    #7

    Re: it occurs to him ("occur" and it's neighbours)

    I am not a teacher.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    A- I guess there should be a phrasal verb which means "something accours to somebody", is there any?

    B- I wrote "neighbours" and I mean other verbs or phrases which convey a sense of:

    1- "something comes to the mind of someone"
    It occurs to you. It comes to mind.
    2- "something reminds someone of something else" ("remind" itself is one of them)
    It jogs your memory. It invites comparison with it.
    3- "something inspires someone" ("inspire" itself is one of them)
    It stirs you. It speaks to you.
    4- "something reminds people (not just an specific person) of something else"
    I don't see how this is different from 2.
    5- "something occupys someone's mind" (He can not stop thinking about it)
    Occupies. It plagues you. It rings in your head.
    6- "something imply something else"
    Implies. It hints at it. It smells of it.
    7- "someone suddenly realize something or discover a solution"
    The light bulb comes on. It dawns on you.
    8- "someone suddenly realize a shocking truth"
    Realizes. ???

    Many thanks.

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    #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    7- "someone suddenly realizes something or discover a solution"
    They have an "Aha!" or "Eureka!" experience. They experience illumination/enlightenment/an epiphany. (Some would put the word into quotation marks: "illumination".) It is a eureka moment, a moment of insight. The German term Aha Erlebnis is sometimes used.
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    #10

    Re: it occurs to him ("occur" and it's neighbours)

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    A- I guess there should be a phrasal verb which means "something accours to somebody", is there any?

    B- I wrote "neighbours" and I mean other verbs or phrases which convey a sense of:

    1- "something comes to the mind of someone"
    2- "something reminds someone of something else" ("remind" itself is one of them)
    3- "something inspires someone" ("inspire" itself is one of them)
    4- "something reminds people (not just an specific person) of something else"
    5- "something occupys someone's mind" (He can not stop thinking about it)
    6- "something imply something else"
    7- "someone suddenly realize something or discover a solution"
    8- "someone suddenly realize a shocking truth"

    Many thanks.
    Well, I collected your replys:

    1- spring to mind (mara_ce), it came to mind, struck me, hit me (Tdol), it occures to you, it comes to mind (coolfootluke).

    2- recall something to mind, recall something or someone from something, bring/call something to mind (mara_ce). It joggs your memory, it invites comparison with it (coolfootluke).

    3- it stirs you, it speaks to you (coolfootluke). (what mara_ce wrote was not much relevent to "inspire" the way I meant.)

    4- trigger a memory (mara_ce).

    5- Beat your brains out (are you sure??), have something on the brain (mara_ce). it pluges you, it rings in your head, (coolfootluke).

    6- it hints at it, it smells of it (coolfootluke).

    7- The light bulb comes on, it dawns on you (coolfootluke), illumination, enlightment, epiphany (birdeen's call).

    8- get/have the shock of one's life (mara_ce), scales fall from their eyes (Tdol).

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    -- About no.4. coolfootluke says that he can't see how this is different from 2. He is right, it's not clear. What I mean for no.4 is something like "conjure up" (I just remembered this word from one of coolfootluke's posts). Would you please help me to find some similar verbs? Verbs like conjure up.

    -- About the others. These are very good verbs and phrases and I thank you all but I appreciate if other members suggest other phrases and verbs.

    -- I know that I am asking too many questions in a thread but consider it a brainstorming. I wanted this thread to be about different aspects of a single idea. Thank you.

    (additional question: How come you native speakers don't use the verb "convey" much? "I wrote "neighbours" and I mean other verbs or phrases which convey a sense of:" is "convey wrong here? what would you prefer "convey"?)

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