Definition of Come forward

1. Verb. Make oneself visible; take action. "Young people should step to the fore and help their peers"

Exact synonyms: Come Out, Come To The Fore, Step Forward, Step To The Fore, Step Up
Generic synonyms: Act, Move

Definition of Come forward

1. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) to offer help or information (especially, about a crime) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Come Forward

come away
come back
come before
come between
come by
come clean
come close
come down
come down on
come down the pike
come down to
come down to us
come down with
come for
come forth
come forward (current term)
come from
come from behind
come full circle
come hell or high water
come hither
come home
come home to roost
come in
come in for
come in from the cold
come in handy
come into
come into being
come into effect

Literary usage of Come forward

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Kate Stephens (1896)
"I hallooed again to him, and made signs to come forward, which he easily understood, and came a little way ; then stopped again, and then a little farther, ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"After the dissolution in 1869 he was invited by the liberals of Leeds to come forward with Mr. Baines. Forster, though afterwards regarded as par excellence ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"... had come forward before. His name in doing vengeance on the " flint- was kept a secret. Very little has been hearted Saxon. ..."

4. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1858)
"That, on the contrary, you will come forward in the public councils, become the missionary of this doctrine, truly Chris- tan, insinuate and inculcate it, ..."

5. Essays, Political, Economical, and Philosophical by Benjamin Rumford (1800)
"... pointed out who arc more immediately called upon to come forward with Schemes for the Relief of the Poor, and to give their active ..."

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