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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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