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1. befall

verb. ['bɪˈfɔl'] become of; happen to.

Synonyms

  • bechance
  • go on
  • happen
  • hap
  • occur
  • pass off
  • come about
  • take place
  • betide
  • fall out

Antonyms

  • forbid
  • invalidate
  • disapprove
  • disallow

Etymology

  • befallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • befeallan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Befall

  • montreal
  • senegal
  • peterpaul
  • luminol
  • forestall
  • vantol
  • vanhall
  • vandall
  • mcphaul
  • mcnall
  • mcfaul
  • mcfall
  • install
  • enthral
  • baseball
  • squall
  • sprawl
  • scrawl
  • sabol
  • recall
  • nepal
  • metall
  • mehall
  • mccaul
  • mccall
  • fairall
  • engwall
  • edsall
  • depaul
  • bacall

How do you pronounce befall?

Pronounce befall as bɪˈfɔl.

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Sentences with befall


1. Verb, base form
Losing your voice mail password is one of the worst things that can befall a cell phone user.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Like a tragedy, calamitous circumstances befall the hero of the story.

Quotes about befall


1. A lot of tragedy can befall us, but there's always something else; there's always hope.
- Chris Pine

2. I hold it true, whate'er befall;I feel it when I sorrow most;'Tis better to have loved and lostThan never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam

3. Whatever has befallen you was not meant to escape you, and whatever has escaped you was not meant to befall you.
- عائض القرني

2. befall

verb. ['bɪˈfɔl'] happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance.

Synonyms

  • bechance
  • go on
  • happen
  • hap
  • occur
  • pass off
  • come about
  • take place
  • fall out

Antonyms

  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise
  • stay in place
  • be born

Etymology

  • befallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • befeallan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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