come forward

phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "come forward":
present tense I/you/we/they come forward he/she/it comes forward present participle coming forward past tense came forward past participle come forward
to offer help or information

The National Blood Service is anxious for more donors to come forward.

come forward with:

Police said that several people had come forward with information about the attack.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • come forward — come for·ward vi: to make a presentation of something to the court usu. used with with must come forward with materials to show that there is a genuine issue of fact J. H. Friedenthal et al. coming forward with the evidence Merriam Webster’s… …   Law dictionary

  • come forward — ► come forward volunteer for a task o r to give evidence. Main Entry: ↑come …   English terms dictionary

  • come forward — [v] volunteer services appear, make proposal, offer services, present oneself, proffer oneself; concept 67 …   New thesaurus

  • come forward — verb make oneself visible; take action (Freq. 1) Young people should step to the fore and help their peers • Syn: ↑come to the fore, ↑step forward, ↑step up, ↑step to the fore, ↑come out …   Useful english dictionary

  • come forward — v. (D; intr.) to come forward with ( to present ) (to come forward with new evidence) * * * [ kʌm fɔːwəd] (D; intr.) to come forward with (to come forward with new evidence; to present ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • come forward — phr verb Come forward is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑volunteer, ↑witness …   Collocations dictionary

  • come forward — to offer help or information. The police hope that some witness to the shooting will come forward with information …   New idioms dictionary

  • come forward — Vera is always the first to come forward Syn: volunteer, offer one s services, make oneself available …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • ˌcome ˈforward — phrasal verb to offer help or information Police said that several people had come forward with information about the attack.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • come forward — Synonyms and related words: accost, advance, appear, approach, appropinquate, approximate, arise, attract attention, bear down on, bear down upon, bear up, become manifest, become visible, close, close in, close with, come, come closer, come… …   Moby Thesaurus

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