Synonyms for Occurred:

v.

existed (verb)
continued, Was, Endured, Existed, Lasted, Lived, Prevailed, Subsisted, abided, had been.
happened (verb)
Passed, came to pass, taken place, took place.
occurred (verb)
developed, Arose, Arisen, Befell, Befallen, Ensued, Eventuated, Followed, Happened, Transpired.

Usage examples for Occurred

  1. This fact had so far not occurred to anyone. – Jane Lends A Hand by Shirley Watkins
  2. The idea that William Menire might be in love occurred to no one. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  3. It had never occurred to her that her father was the lord of the manor. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking