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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 forthverb

    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, parentverb

    bring up

    "raise a family"; "bring up children"

  3. bring upverb

    promote from a lower position or rank

    "This player was brought up to the major league"

  4. raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upverb

    raise from a lower to a higher position

    "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"

  5. bring upverb

    cause to come to a sudden stop

    "The noise brought her up in shock"

  6. raise, bring upverb

    put forward for consideration or discussion

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

  7. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, referverb

    make reference to

    "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

  8. boot, reboot, bring upverb

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

    "boot your computer"


  1. bring upverb

    To mention.

  2. bring upverb

    To raise (children).

  3. bring upverb

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

  4. bring upverb

    To vomit.

  5. bring upverb

    To stop or interrupt a flow or steady motion.


  1. bring up

    To bring up means to mention, introduce or discuss a particular subject, topic, or issue. It can also mean to raise or care for a child until they are grown up, or to cause something to appear or be seen, often on a computer screen.

Anagrams for bring up »

  1. burping

  2. upbring

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  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

Examples of bring up in a Sentence

  1. Barney Graham:

    An important point to bring up is that the greater the percentage of people that are vaccinated, even with a high degree of protection, the absolute number of breakthrough infections might appear high.

  2. Adrianne Beal:

    If you bring up Trump or something, you’ll get a look from the other side of the table, it’s like: ‘hup, let’s change the subject.’.

  3. Rebecca Puhl:

    One of the things we've also found, particularly for girls, is that even when parents bring up weight in a kind of more neutral way, it can still make them feel emotionally distressed, so it may be best not to mention weight at all, i do think that we can substantially reduce weight stigma in the home environment by focusing conversations on health and health behaviors rather than the number on the scale or physical appearance.

  4. Jeff Flake:

    We have been told that the bill that Sen. Chris Coons and I will move to bring up shortly is not necessary, as there have been no indications that the independence of Mr. Mueller's investigation is in jeopardy, that may have been an arguable position before last week. But it is not arguable anymore.

  5. Dick Pound:

    There is an interesting constitutional, jurisdictional issue there, it would bring up the larger question of who is really running track and field, is it the IAAF or is it the IOC?

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