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English verb: bring up

1. bring up (creation) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic


SamplesRaise the specter of unemployment.
He conjured wild birds in the air.
Call down the spirits from the mountain.


Synonymsarouse, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise, stir


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


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, bless, curse, damn, imprecate, maledict


Verb groupcall forth, evoke, kick up, provoke

2. bring up (social) bring up


SamplesRaise a family.
Bring up children.


Synonymsnurture, parent, raise, rear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)cradle, fledge, foster


Causegrow up

3. bring up (social) promote from a lower position or rank


SamplesThis player was brought up to the major league.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade

4. bring up (motion) raise from a lower to a higher position


SamplesRaise your hands.
Lift a load.


ExamplesThe men bring up the chairs


Synonymselevate, get up, lift, raise


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


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)boost, chin, chin up, erect, gather up, get up, heighten, hike, hike up, hoist, hoist, hoist, jack, jack up, kick up, leaven, levitate, lift, lift up, pick up, pinnacle, prove, pump, raise, rear, run up, shoulder, skid, trice, trice up, underlay, wind


Causearise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise


Antonymsbring down, let down, lower, take down, get down

5. bring up (motion) cause to come to a sudden stop


SamplesThe noise brought her up in shock.


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


Broader (hypernym)stop

6. bring up (communication) put forward for consideration or discussion


SamplesRaise the question of promotions.
Bring up an unpleasant topic.


Synonymsraise


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


Broader (hypernym)advert, bring up, cite, mention, name, refer

7. bring up (communication) make reference to


SamplesHis name was mentioned in connection with the invention.


Synonymsadvert, cite, mention, name, refer


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


Broader (hypernym)have in mind, mean, think of


Narrower (hyponym)appeal, bring up, cite, commend, cross-refer, drag up, dredge up, invoke, namedrop, quote, raise, remember, remember, speak of the devil, touch on

8. bring up (body) cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes


SamplesBoot your computer.


Synonymsboot, reboot


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)resuscitate, revive









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