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come forward

1. To move toward a point of congregation; to step forward. Anyone involved in the ceremony may come forward at this time.
2. To share information, often in court or otherwise regarding a wrongdoing. Will the first witness please come forward? The police are asking anyone with more information on the crime to come forward.
3. To present oneself to offer help. Luckily, an audience member came forward to help me with the microphone.
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come forward (with something)

to bring something, such as information, to someone's attention. Colleen came forward with a new idea. I hope you each can come forward with something useful.
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come forward

 
1. Lit. to move oneself forward. come forward and stand before the whole class.
2. Fig. to present oneself to offer evidence in court voluntarily. Why did you not come forward earlier in the trial? I was afraid to come forward during the trial.
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come forward

Present oneself, offer one's services, as in The boss asked for more help, but no one was inclined to come forward. [Early 1800s]
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come forward

v.
1. To step out and present oneself: The teacher asked the three boys to come forward and receive their award.
2. To offer information or assistance: After the fire, several families came forward with some money for the victims.
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The message I would have to anyone else who is a victim and who has not yet reported it is, you are not alone and the fact that 37 people have come forward so far proves that.
The IRS will not criminally prosecute taxpayers who voluntarily come forward, cooperate, and file truthful returns.
30pm on June 7 to come forward and make their claim.
It actually means that people are growing in confidence in the response that they will receive when they do come forward.
News of the charges filed against Bradley Robbins Gardner has encouraged several women to come forward with their stories, adding a new crop of cases to be investigated, said Solange Brooks, chief deputy inspector general.
ADAO invites and encourages other interested parties to come forward to join the opposition by visiting: http://www.
Police will stop vehicles this morning at an intersection where a hit-and-run incident occurred Monday morning in an effort to find witnesses and persuade them to come forward.
Now we wait for the winners to come forward," commented Dennis Sequeira, Interim Director of the California State Lottery.
Her lawsuit comes at the same time that the Los Angeles Police Commission and the Police Department embark on a review of their reward policy, in an attempt to entice more witnesses to come forward.
The Voluntary Compliance Initiative is a one-time chance for taxpayers who used abusive tax shelters to come forward and amend their state tax returns before the state starts pursuing the harsher penalties authorized by new law.
While the board faulted Hatter's credibility, Kroeker took pains to emphasize that offended officers should come forward.
Now we wait for the winners to come forward," commented Tony Molica, CEO of the California Lottery.