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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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Bishop LeGatt has instructed his diocese that it should be interpreted in such a way that anyone "who comes forward for Communion during a Eucharistic celebration is understood to be in genuine spiritual need and to be requesting the Eucharist on his or her own initiative.
It really could be a special day if the lucky ticket holder comes forward in time
The car, which had a smashed window and other damage, was eventually towed away and now will be heading for the crusher unless the owner comes forward.
We have the champagne on ice, as well as our fingers crossed, that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their prize.
A DOG owner has posted a sign on the road where his dog was killed demanding the "coward" driver who ran him over comes forward.
We should hold that reserve there if somebody comes forward in these valleys who is trauma- challenged.
Det Supt Geoff Cooper said: "If this man comes forward it would help the family greatly in coming to terms with his death.
When Romer's high school instruction plan comes forward, perhaps he could start the program at a charter like Granada and prove to everyone that it works.
Britain's Davis Cup captain put the club up for sale on Saturday and is ready to write off pounds 4million he has put into City unless "someone comes forward to buy the club by Friday".
Furious Hull City owner David Lloyd last night vowed to close down the stricken Third Division club on Monday unless a buyer comes forward.
The Writers Guild of America has said it will not participate in early negotiations, as it has done in the past three contracts, unless the industry comes forward with proposals the writers deem favorable.
The dogs taken from the home are evidence, and have to be kept alive until the owner comes forward,'' Felosky said.
I think it's great when a citizen comes forward like that.
I think we have to see what evidence comes forward,'' Snyder said.
If the little girl comes forward, she can help that happen.