come out

came out; come out; coming out; comes 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 sexual orientation or gender identity came out as bisexual decided to come out to her family
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

Other Words from come out

coming-out \ ˌkə-​miŋ-​ˈau̇t How to pronounce come out (audio) \ noun

Examples of come out in a Sentence

in the end everything came out OK come out, come out wherever you are!
Recent Examples on the Web Lowell Mayor Sokhary Chau said the community had come out to support the family after Harry was found to be missing and the search party had doubled on the second day. Jeremy C. Fox,, 17 June 2022 Thomas said the original 1971 case would likely come out differently today but that the current case didn't require the court to reconsider it. Jessica Gresko, ajc, 8 June 2022 That’s very important to us, because everyone has seen all the research come out about how the endorphins hit you every time someone likes that. Richard Webner, San Antonio Express-News, 8 June 2022 With some time now to reflect on the special night, Wade says her biggest highlight was having her entire family come out to Nashville to support her. Rachel Desantis,, 7 June 2022 The hesitation in talking about her personal life came from having seen many good friends come out — only to have their careers end up in tatters. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 3 June 2022 Jones wants Ballard to come out swinging and get a jump on teams. Jonathan Saxon, The Courier-Journal, 3 June 2022 Skies said anyone who accepts the invitation will come out the better for it. The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 June 2022 If Garfield and Roosevelt each reach Dodger Stadium, imagine what kind of crowd from East Los Angeles College will come out on Saturday. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2022 See More

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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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21 Jun 2022

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“Come out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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