Definitions for bring up

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word bring up

Princeton's WordNet

  1. raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth(verb)

    summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

    "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"

  2. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent(verb)

    bring up

    "raise a family"; "bring up children"

  3. bring up(verb)

    promote from a lower position or rank

    "This player was brought up to the major league"

  4. raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up(verb)

    raise from a lower to a higher position

    "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"

  5. bring up(verb)

    cause to come to a sudden stop

    "The noise brought her up in shock"

  6. raise, bring up(verb)

    put forward for consideration or discussion

    "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"

  7. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer(verb)

    make reference to

    "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

  8. boot, reboot, bring up(verb)

    cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes

    "boot your computer"


  1. bring up(Verb)

    To mention.

  2. bring up(Verb)

    To raise (children).

  3. bring up(Verb)

    To turn on power or start, as of a machine.

  4. bring up(Verb)

    To vomit.

  5. bring up(Verb)

    To stop or interrupt a flow or steady motion.

Anagrams for bring up »

  1. burping, upbring

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert M. Pirsig:

    The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    Bring up your children in the way you think other people’s children should go.

  3. Joseph Servis:

    It's hard to bring up. It's even harder to get an honest and open discussion of it.

  4. Lillian Bell:

    It is really asking too much of a woman to expect her to bring up her husband and her children too.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    Spending half as much money and twice as much time on children is a good rule to follow to bring up them.

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