come forward

Definition of come forward

  1. :  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

comeplay
  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

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

    :  situated in advance

    :  strongly inclined :  ready

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

  1. :  to help onward :  promote

    :  to send forward :  transmit

    :  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

  1. :  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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