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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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While agency support, community pressure, or a legal mandate might force recording to occur, acceptable electronic recording requires the use of appropriate equipment.
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This can occur whether the storage is local or remote.
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A significant minority of sexual assaults occurs while one or both parties are under the influence of alcohol.
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Finally, the regulations assume that any disposition of a 10-percent or more interest in the entity that occurs within a year is part of a preconceived plan.
The disorder, which often occurs with learning disabilities, appears not only to have a negative effect on school achievement, but limits functional ability in other environments as well.
This injury occurs most commonly at the end of the humerus (the upper arm bone) near the elbow.
As there are changes in business practice, there will be changes in how fraud occurs in health care.
Families with a son or daughter with mental retardation may experience a crisis at times in the family life cycle when there is a discrepancy between what the parents expect of a child's development and of parenting, and what actually occurs (Wikler, 1981).
A beat occurs early in the atria, causing the heart to beat before the next regular heartbeat.
It is clear that databases readily accessible online can be used to track the diffusion of ideas and to identify those in which interest is growing as exemplified by: (1) a great increase in the number of references, (2) a substantial increase in the number of databases in which the idea occurs, or (3) the movement of the idea from a limited-audience literature to a wide-audience literature.