Definition of Bring about

1. Verb. Cause to move into the opposite direction. "They brought about the boat when they saw a storm approaching"

Generic synonyms: Turn

2. Verb. Cause to happen, occur or exist. "The new President must bring about a change in the health care system"
Exact synonyms: Give Rise, Produce
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Specialized synonyms: Induce, Induct, Lead, Leave, Result
Derivative terms: Product

Definition of Bring about

1. Verb. To cause to take place. ¹

2. Verb. To accomplish, achieve. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bring About

brine fly
brine shrimp
bring a knife to a gunfight
bring about (current term)
bring around
bring back
bring down
bring down the house
bring forth
bring forward
bring home
bring home the bacon
bring in
bring it
bring it weak
bring off
bring on
bring one's arse to an anchor

Literary usage of Bring about

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"If crystallization is in some way effective in destroying germ life, then alternate freezing and thawing should bring about a greater reduction than ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... and to bring about the treaties known as the Concordat of the Princes (1447) and the Concordat of Aschaffenburg or Vienna (1448; see CONCORDAT). ..."

3. A Source Book for Ancient Church History: From the Apostolic Age to the by Joseph Cullen Ayer (1913)
"It was a masterstroke of policy on the part of Constantine to use the Church's conciliar system on an enlarged scale to bring about this unity. ..."

4. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1905)
"A little action of the gray matter may bring about such a building as this, that would be noted for its architectural taste. Note also the floor plan of the ..."

5. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"... new housekeeping into your home, just as the new farming has been brought to you. to increase prosperity. What steps must be taken to bring about the ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... Roman Catholics to bring about a compromise in the matter euch as obtains in England and .... bring about ..."

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