bechance


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be·chance

 (bĭ-chăns′)
intr. & tr.v. be·chanced, be·chanc·ing, be·chanc·es Archaic
To happen or happen to.

bechance

(bɪˈtʃɑːns)
vb
(intr) archaic to happen (to)

be•chance

(bɪˈtʃæns, -ˈtʃɑns)

v.i., v.t. -chanced, -chanc•ing. Archaic.
to befall.
[1520–30; from phrase by chance]

bechance


Past participle: bechanced
Gerund: bechancing

Imperative
bechance
bechance
Present
I bechance
you bechance
he/she/it bechances
we bechance
you bechance
they bechance
Preterite
I bechanced
you bechanced
he/she/it bechanced
we bechanced
you bechanced
they bechanced
Present Continuous
I am bechancing
you are bechancing
he/she/it is bechancing
we are bechancing
you are bechancing
they are bechancing
Present Perfect
I have bechanced
you have bechanced
he/she/it has bechanced
we have bechanced
you have bechanced
they have bechanced
Past Continuous
I was bechancing
you were bechancing
he/she/it was bechancing
we were bechancing
you were bechancing
they were bechancing
Past Perfect
I had bechanced
you had bechanced
he/she/it had bechanced
we had bechanced
you had bechanced
they had bechanced
Future
I will bechance
you will bechance
he/she/it will bechance
we will bechance
you will bechance
they will bechance
Future Perfect
I will have bechanced
you will have bechanced
he/she/it will have bechanced
we will have bechanced
you will have bechanced
they will have bechanced
Future Continuous
I will be bechancing
you will be bechancing
he/she/it will be bechancing
we will be bechancing
you will be bechancing
they will be bechancing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bechancing
you have been bechancing
he/she/it has been bechancing
we have been bechancing
you have been bechancing
they have been bechancing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bechancing
you will have been bechancing
he/she/it will have been bechancing
we will have been bechancing
you will have been bechancing
they will have been bechancing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bechancing
you had been bechancing
he/she/it had been bechancing
we had been bechancing
you had been bechancing
they had been bechancing
Conditional
I would bechance
you would bechance
he/she/it would bechance
we would bechance
you would bechance
they would bechance
Past Conditional
I would have bechanced
you would have bechanced
he/she/it would have bechanced
we would have bechanced
you would have bechanced
they would have bechanced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bechance - become of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?"
hap, happen, occur, come about, take place, go on, pass off, fall out, pass - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
2.bechance - happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana)
hap, happen, occur, come about, take place, go on, pass off, fall out, pass - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
happen - chance to be or do something, without intention or causation; "I happen to have just what you need!"
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