What does bring up mean?

Definitions for bring up

Here are all the 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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bring up in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bring up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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. Joseph Servis:

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

  3. Larry Wilmore:

    I'll definitely bring up race, that's going to be an issue in a lot of different ways.

  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. Nancy Davis Reagan:

    The 6s, of course, was the worst time in the world to try to bring up a child. They were exposed to all these crazy things going on.

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