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Definition 1: cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes - [verb of body]

Samples where bring up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • boot your computer

Synonyms for bring up in the sense of this definition

(bring up is a kind of ...) cause to regain consciousness

"The doctors revived the comatose man"

Definition 2: make reference to - [verb of communication]

Samples where bring up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Synonyms for bring up in the sense of this definition

(bring up is a kind of ...) intend to refer to

"I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France" "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"

(... is a kind of bring up ) mention something unpleasant from the past

"Drag up old stories"

(... is a kind of bring up ) put forward for consideration or discussion

"raise the question of promotions" "bring up an unpleasant topic"

(... is a kind of bring up ) refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them

(... is a kind of bring up ) cite as an authority; resort to

"He invoked the law that would save him" "I appealed to the law of 1900" "She invoked an ancient law"

(... is a kind of bring up ) refer to or discuss briefly

(... is a kind of bring up ) refer to for illustration or proof

"He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"

(... is a kind of bring up ) mention favorably, as in prayer

"remember me in your prayers"

(... is a kind of bring up ) mention someone's name who just then appears

(... is a kind of bring up ) mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship

"Remember me to your wife"

(... is a kind of bring up ) refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists

Definition 3: put forward for consideration or discussion - [verb of communication]

Samples where bring up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise the question of promotions
  • bring up an unpleasant topic

Synonyms for bring up in the sense of this definition

(bring up is a kind of ...) make reference to

"His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

Definition 4: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic - [verb of creation]

Samples where bring up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise the specter of unemployment
  • he conjured wild birds in the air
  • call down the spirits from the mountain

Synonyms for bring up in the sense of this definition

(bring up is a kind of ...) cause to become available for use, either literally or figuratively

"clicking on the icon calls up the program" "the author's description of the banquet called up delicious aromas" "running into an old friend summoned up memories of her childhood"

(... is a kind of bring up ) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon

"The bad witch cursed the child"

(... is a kind of bring up ) give a benediction to

"The dying man blessed his son"

(bring up has a similar meaning as ...) evoke or provoke to appear or occur

"Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"

Definition 5: raise from a lower to a higher position - [verb of motion]

Samples where bring up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Raise your hands
  • Lift a load

Synonyms for bring up in the sense of this definition

(bring up is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of bring up ) cause to rise

"The sergeant got us up at 2 A.M."

(... is a kind of bring up ) elevate onto skids

(... is a kind of bring up ) raise on or as if on a pinnacle

"He did not want to be pinnacled"

(... is a kind of bring up ) raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar

(... is a kind of bring up ) cause to puff up with a leaven

"unleavened bread"

(... is a kind of bring up ) increase the height of

"The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"

(... is a kind of bring up ) increase

"The landlord hiked up the rents"

(... is a kind of bring up ) take and lift upward

(... is a kind of bring up ) raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type

"underlay the plate"

(... is a kind of bring up ) cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity

"The magician levitated the woman"

(... is a kind of bring up ) cause to rise up

(... is a kind of bring up ) lift with a special device

"jack up the car so you can change the tire"

(... is a kind of bring up ) lift onto one's shoulders

(... is a kind of bring up ) cause to rise by kicking

"kick up dust"

(... is a kind of bring up ) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

"hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"

(... is a kind of bring up ) raise with a line

"trice a window shade"

(... is a kind of bring up ) raise

"hoist the flags" "hoist a sail"

(... is a kind of bring up ) move from one place to another by lifting

"They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"

(... is a kind of bring up ) raise (gases or fluids) with a pump

(bring up causes ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

Definition 6: cause to come to a sudden stop - [verb of motion]

Samples where bring up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The noise brought her up in shock

(bring up is a kind of ...) cause to stop

"stop a car" "stop the thief"

Samples where bring up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise a family
  • bring up children

Synonyms for bring up in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of bring up ) feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight

(... is a kind of bring up ) bring up from infancy

(... is a kind of bring up ) bring up under fosterage; of children

(bring up causes ...) become an adult

Samples where bring up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This player was brought up to the major league

(bring up is a kind of ...) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

"John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired" "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms" "I got promoted after many years of hard work"

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