Definitions for bring up

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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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bring up(verb)ɪŋ

    to care for a child as they grow up

    ***We were brought up to be polite.

  2. bring upɪŋ

    to mention or introduce a subject

    ***to bring up the issue/problem/question of money


  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.

Translations for bring up

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bring up

to rear or educate

Her parents brought her up to be polite.

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