bring about

bring about
transitive verb Date: 14th century to cause to take place ; effect

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • bring about — ► bring about 1) cause (something) to happen. 2) cause (a ship) to head in a different direction. Main Entry: ↑bring …   English terms dictionary

  • bring about — index accomplish, attain, bear (yield), cause, commit (perpetrate), compose, conduce …   Law dictionary

  • bring about — verb 1. cause to move into the opposite direction they brought about the boat when they saw a storm approaching • Hypernyms: ↑turn • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. cause to happen, occur or exist This procedure produces a curious effect …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring about — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bring about : present tense I/you/we/they bring about he/she/it brings about present participle bringing about past tense brought about past participle brought about to make something happen, especially to… …   English dictionary

  • bring about — verb a) To cause to take place. The collapse of the gold standard brought about much of the economic turmoil of that era. b) To accomplish, achieve. I hope to bring about a successful conclusion. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • bring about — phr verb Bring about is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑stress Bring about is used with these nouns as the object: ↑change, ↑collapse, ↑conclusion, ↑cure, ↑demise, ↑destruction, ↑downfall, ↑effect, ↑fall, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • bring about — PHRASAL VERB To bring something about means to cause it to happen. [V P n (not pron)] The only way they can bring about political change is by putting pressure on the country. [Also V n P] Syn: cause …   English dictionary

  • bring about — bring forth, make happen, cause …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bring about — Synonyms and related words: about ship, accomplish, achieve, act, author, back and fill, be productive, bear, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, beget, box off, break, breed, bring forth, bring into being, bring off, bring… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bring about — the events that brought about her death Syn: cause, produce, give rise to, result in, lead to, occasion, bring to pass; provoke, generate, engender, precipitate, bring on; formal effectuate …   Thesaurus of popular words

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