Definition of Bring up

1. Verb. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic. "Call down the spirits from the mountain"

2. Verb. Bring up. "Bring up children"
Exact synonyms: Nurture, Parent, Raise, Rear
Specialized synonyms: Fledge, Cradle, Foster
Causes: Grow Up
Derivative terms: Nurture, Nurture, Parent, Parentage, Parentage, Parentage, Raising, Rearing, Rearing

3. Verb. Promote from a lower position or rank. "This player was brought up to the major league"

4. Verb. Raise from a lower to a higher position. "The men bring up the chairs"; "Lift a load"

5. Verb. Cause to come to a sudden stop. "The noise brought her up in shock"
Generic synonyms: Stop

6. Verb. Put forward for consideration or discussion. "Bring up an unpleasant topic"
Exact synonyms: Raise
Generic synonyms: Advert, Cite, Mention, Name, Refer

7. Verb. Make reference to. "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

8. Verb. Cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes. "Boot your computer"
Exact synonyms: Boot, Reboot
Generic synonyms: Resuscitate, Revive

Definition of Bring up

1. Verb. (&lit To bring from a lower position to a higher position.) ¹

2. Verb. To mention. ¹

3. Verb. To raise (children). ¹

4. Verb. To turn on power or start, as of a machine. ¹

5. Verb. To vomit. ¹

6. Verb. To stop or interrupt a flow or steady motion. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bring Up

bring owls to Athens
bring round
bring someone to book
bring something to its knees
bring the lumber
bring through
bring to
bring to a boil
bring to bear
bring to heel
bring to justice
bring to light
bring to mind
bring to the table
bring together
bring up (current term)
bring up the rear
bring upon
bringing about
bringing back
bringing close together

Literary usage of Bring up

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

1. The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments Translated Out of the by Canadian Bible Society (1903)
"... zar bring up with them of the captivity that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem. CHAPTER II. 1 The number that return, of the people, ..."

2. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"¡brought up from the land of Egypt,' 8: in. and I will bring up ... Í« briny tip the ark of the Lord 25. to bring up the ark of the covenant 1. when the ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"... Bouth-wcst, and the only route by which he could bring up troops ftr supplies to Richmond or Petersburg ; and this being remembered, ..."

4. In Darkest Africa, Or, The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of by Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1890)
"... Selim Bey—Stairs' column rolls into camp with piles of wealth—Mr. Bonny despatched to the Nyanza to bring up baggage—Text of my message to the rest of ..."

5. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1875)
"Execution In the earliest hour of the fight, Lord Raglan, we Raglan's saw, ordered up a couple of eighteen-pounder guns; bring up and, if he refused to be ..."

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