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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.
See also: come, forward

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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Other victims need to be encouraged to come forward."
"If we can all make safeguarding our business, then we can help victims out there who have been too frightened to speak out in the past to now come forward with confidence, knowing they will be believed and they will be fully supported."
Taxpayer Service will serve as the initial point of contact with nonfilers who desire to voluntarily come forward to file delinquent tax returns or to obtain information on the Nonfiler Program.
I hope today's sentence gives his victim some sense of closure and vindicates their decision to come forward."
If he or she doesn't come forward by 11pm on Wednesday, November 27, the fortune will be distributed to worthy causes.
My question is that if the incident happened in 2002 and 2004, then why did they wait this long to come forward? And if they are coming forward now, then why are they coming forward?" Dubey said here, questioning the alleged victims.
The mystery ticket-holder North Ayrshire has failed to come forward since EuroMillions millionaire raffle in November.
The ticket-holder has until 5.30pm on May 31 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.'
A LOTTERY winner still hasn't come forward to claim the Halloween night jackpot.
The lucky ticket-holder has until 5.30pm on June 7 to come forward and make their claim.