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"
Specialized synonyms: Anathemise, Anathemize, Bedamn, Beshrew, Curse, Damn, Imprecate, Maledict, Bless
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Related verbs: Call Forth, Evoke, Kick Up, Provoke
Derivative terms: Conjuration, Conjuration, Conjurer, Conjuring, Conjuror, Conjury, Evocation, Invocation, Invocation
2. Verb. Bring up. "Bring up children"
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"
Specialized synonyms: Get Up, Jack, Jack Up, Shoulder, Kick Up, Hoist, Lift, Wind, Trice, Trice Up, Hoist, Run Up, Hoist, Pump, Levitate, Underlay, Skid, Pinnacle, Chin, Chin Up, Leaven, Prove, Raise, Heighten, Boost, Hike, Hike Up, Gather Up, Lift Up, Pick Up, Erect, Rear
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Causes: Arise, Come Up, Go Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise
Derivative terms: Elevation, Elevation, Elevation, Elevator, Lift, Lift, Lift, Lift, Lift, Lift, Lift, Lifter, Raise, Raise
Also: Lift Up
5. Verb. Cause to come to a sudden stop. "The noise brought her up in shock"
6. Verb. Put forward for consideration or discussion. "Bring up an unpleasant topic"
7. Verb. Make reference to. "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
Generic synonyms: Have In Mind, Mean, Think Of
Specialized synonyms: Commend, Remember, Speak Of The Devil, Remember, Cite, Quote, Touch On, Appeal, Invoke, Namedrop, Raise, Drag Up, Dredge Up, Cross-refer
Derivative terms: Citation, Citation, Citation, Mention, Mention, Mentioner, Name, Naming, Reference
8. Verb. Cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes. "Boot your computer"
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bring Up
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 ..."