come out


Definition of come out 

intransitive verb

1a : to come into public view : make a public appearance a new magazine has come out

b : to become evident his pride came out in his refusal to accept help

2 : to declare oneself especially in public utterance came out in favor of the proposal

3 : to turn out in an outcome : end up everything came out all right

4 : to make a debut

5a : to openly declare one's homosexuality

b : to openly declare something about oneself previously kept hidden often used with as blew his cover and came out as a CIA agent— William Prochnau

come out with

1 : to give expression to came out with a new proposal

2 : publish

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Other Words from come out

coming-out \ˌkə-miŋ-ˈau̇t \ noun

Examples of come out in a Sentence

in the end everything came out OK come out, come out wherever you are!

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Brit came out in wings in front of a red and black screen with a gothic, Tim Burton vibe. Cara Kelly, USA TODAY, "Britney Spears is back on tour and you better believe she's here to work," 13 July 2018 The Overwatch title came out in 2016 and its popularity led to the creation of a professional league, with players vying in a cartoonish shooting game to control points on a map. Christopher Palmeri,, "ESPN to air Overwatch League finals as esports go prime time," 12 July 2018 Since the allegation surfaced, many Duran Duran fans have come out in support of Le Bon and are questioning Hariri's story. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon denies sexually groping woman: It's 'simply untrue'," 12 July 2018 There’s going to be a lot of good and a lot of bad that comes out of it. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Damon Bailey's son Brayton thrives in dad's Indiana basketball shadow," 11 July 2018 In the summer of 2017, after a 14-win improvement and UMBC’s first win in postseason history, about 60 to 70 kids came out. Jonas Shaffer,, "For UMBC men's basketball, March Madness still lingers at summer camps," 10 July 2018 The scouts came out in droves — 25-30 strong — to see Eastlake High’s Grant Holman pitch against La Costa Canyon in an April tournament game. John Maffei,, "La Costa Canyon star Jones excited about All-American Classic at Petco," 10 July 2018 All that comes out of their own funding, not the budget the town gives them. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "Tunxis Hose Fire Department Celebrating 125 Years," 10 July 2018 In recent weeks the group has come out against SB1177, which would extend the state’s ban on buying more than one handgun in a 30-day period to all firearms. John Wildermuth,, "Gun rights group goes after Feinstein, which won’t bother Feinstein," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of come out

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of come out was before the 12th century

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