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English verb: bring out

1. bring out (perception) make visible

SamplesSummer brings out bright clothes.
He brings out the best in her.

Synonymsreveal, uncover, unveil

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)show

Narrower (hyponym)disclose, excavate, expose, trot out, unearth, unfold

2. bring out (contact) bring out of a specific state

Synonymslet out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)let go, let go of, release, relinquish

3. bring out (communication) prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

SamplesPublish a magazine or newspaper.

ExamplesThey won't bring out the story

Synonymsissue, publish, put out, release

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)air, bare, publicise, publicize

Narrower (hyponym)edit

4. bring out (change) direct attention to, as if by means of contrast

SamplesThis dress accentuates your nice figure!.
I set off these words by brackets.

Synonymsset off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)accent, accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress

Narrower (hyponym)foreground, highlight, pick up, play up, raise, spotlight

5. bring out (perception) bring onto the market or release

SamplesProduce a movie.
Bring out a book.
Produce a new play.

Synonymsbring on, produce

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Narrower (hyponym)offer


6. bring out (emotion) encourage to be less reserved

SamplesThe teacher tried to bring out the shy boy.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)encourage

7. bring out (contact) take out of a container or enclosed space

SamplesGet out your best dress--we are going to a party!.

Synonymsget out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)take out, unpack

Narrower (hyponym)winkle, winkle out

8. bring out (communication) bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)acquaint, introduce, present

9. bring out (communication) make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

SamplesThe auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold.
The actress won't reveal how old she is.
Bring out the truth.
He broke the news to her.
Unwrap the evidence in the murder case.

Synonymsbreak, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)tell

Narrower (hyponym)babble, babble out, betray, bewray, blab, blab out, blackwash, blow, come out, come out of the closet, confide, leak, let the cat out of the bag, muckrake, out, out, peach, reveal, sing, spill the beans, spring, talk, tattle

Causebreak, get around, get out

Verb groupbreak, get around, get out

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