come forward

Definition of come forward

:to say openly or publicly that one is the person who should get something or who can do something
  • No one has yet come forward to claim the reward.
  • Several people came forward to offer their assistance.

Word by Word Definitions

forward play
  1. : near, being at, or belonging to the forepart

  2. : situated in advance

  3. : strongly inclined : ready

  1. : to or toward what is ahead or in front

  1. : to help onward : promote

  2. : to send forward : transmit

  3. : to send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit

  1. : a player who plays at the front the team's formation near the opponent's goal


Law Dictionary

come forward

intransitive verb come for·ward

legal Definition of come forward

:to make a presentation of something to the court usually 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


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