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English verb: bring about

1. bring about (motion) cause to move into the opposite direction


SamplesThey brought about the boat when they saw a storm approaching.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)turn

2. bring about (creation) cause to happen, occur or exist


SamplesThis procedure produces a curious effect.
The new law gave rise to many complaints.
These chemicals produce a noxious vapor.
The new President must bring about a change in the health care system.


Synonymsgive rise, produce


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)induce, induct, lead, leave, result









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