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occur to (one)

To be (suddenly) realized by one; to come into one's mind. It occurs to me that I never explained why we need these extra computers. Did it ever occur to you that maybe I was trying to do you a favor?
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occur to someone

[for an idea or thought] to come into someone's mind. It occurred to me that you might be hungry after your long journey. Would it ever occur to you that I want to be left alone?
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occur to one

Come to mind, as in It never occurred to me that he might refuse. [Early 1600s]
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occur to

To come to someone's mind: When it occurred to me that I could leave the party whenever I wanted, I felt more at ease.
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