Synonyms to take center stage

come forward, accost, advance, appear, approach, appropinquate, approximate, arise, attract attention, bear down on, bear down upon, bear up, become manifest, become visible, close, close in, close with, come, come closer, come forth, come in sight, come near, come on, come out, come to hand, come to light, come up, confront, crop out, draw near, draw nigh, emerge, encounter, enter, fade in, gain upon, heave in sight, issue, issue forth, look forth, loom, materialize, narrow the gap, near, need no prodding, outcrop, peep out, proximate, rear its head, rise, see the light, show, show up, sidle up to, step forward, step up, stream forth, strike the eye, turn up, volunteer