- verbADVERB▪ commonly, frequently, often, regularly, repeatedly▪ generally, normally, typically, usually▪ infrequently, rarely▪ occasionally, sometimes▪ randomly, sporadically▪ mainly, mostly, predominantly, primarily▪ exclusively, only▪ naturally▪
These chemical changes occur naturally.▪ spontaneously▪
Opportunities for learning occur spontaneously every day.▪ simultaneously, together▪ independently▪ quickly, rapidly▪ slowlyVERB + OCCUR▪ be likely to, tend to▪ be unlikely toPREPOSITION▪ among▪
the problems that occur among people living together▪ in▪
A significant improvement occurred in patients given the drug.Occur is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑abuse, ↑accident, ↑adaptation, ↑ambiguity, ↑assault, ↑atrocity, ↑attack, ↑bias, ↑blast, ↑breakdown, ↑cancer, ↑case, ↑catastrophe, ↑change, ↑clash, ↑collision, ↑complication, ↑compound, ↑conflict, ↑consequence, ↑conversation, ↑crash, ↑crime, ↑crisis, ↑damage, ↑death, ↑debate, ↑decline, ↑delay, ↑depression, ↑deterioration, ↑development, ↑difference, ↑dilemma, ↑disagreement, ↑disaster, ↑discrepancy, ↑discrimination, ↑disease, ↑dispute, ↑disruption, ↑disturbance, ↑earthquake, ↑effect, ↑emergency, ↑encounter, ↑epidemic, ↑erosion, ↑error, ↑eruption, ↑event, ↑evolution, ↑expansion, ↑explosion, ↑failure, ↑fall, ↑fault, ↑fire, ↑fit, ↑fluctuation, ↑illness, ↑imbalance, ↑impact, ↑improvement, ↑incident, ↑increase, ↑infection, ↑injury, ↑innovation, ↑instability, ↑instance, ↑intercourse, ↑irregularity, ↑killing, ↑leak, ↑meeting, ↑migration, ↑mineral, ↑miracle, ↑mistake, ↑misunderstanding, ↑moment, ↑movement, ↑murder, ↑mutation, ↑opportunity, ↑outage, ↑outbreak, ↑pain, ↑phenomenon, ↑problem, ↑process, ↑reaction, ↑rebellion, ↑recovery, ↑reduction, ↑relapse, ↑reproduction, ↑revolution, ↑rift, ↑riot, ↑scene, ↑shift, ↑shortage, ↑situation, ↑skirmish, ↑species, ↑split, ↑strike, ↑subsidence, ↑swelling, ↑symptom, ↑syndrome, ↑thing, ↑tide, ↑tragedy, ↑transfer, ↑transformation, ↑transition, ↑vacancy, ↑variation, ↑violence
Collocations dictionary. 2013.