come from

phrasal verb

came from; come from; coming from; comes from
: to have (a specified origin or source)
Wine comes from grapes.
English words come from a wide variety of sources.
often used to describe a person's family
She comes from a wealthy family.
He comes from a long line of entertainers.
: to be the result of (something)
I'm not surprised that you don't feel well. That's what comes from not eating the right kinds of food.
: to be from (a place)
She comes (originally) from a small southern town.
The people who attend the convention come from countries all around the world.
Where did this wine come from?
There was a bad smell coming from the basement.
sometimes used figuratively with respect to someone's thinking or point of view
(informal) I understand where you're coming from.
: to be said or told by (someone)
This information comes from a person I trust.

Examples of come from in a Sentence

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“Come from.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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