bring about

bring about
verb
1. cause to move into the opposite direction
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they brought about the boat when they saw a storm approaching

Hypernyms: ↑turn
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. cause to happen, occur or exist
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This procedure produces a curious effect

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The new law gave rise to many complaints

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These chemicals produce a noxious vapor

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the new President must bring about a change in the health care system

Syn: ↑produce, ↑give rise
Derivationally related forms: ↑product (for: ↑produce)
Hypernyms: ↑make, ↑create
Hyponyms: ↑induce, ↑induct, ↑leave, ↑result, ↑lead
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑give rise)

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transitive verb
: to cause to take place : effect, accomplish

so revolutionary was the change brought about by the abolition of slave labor — American Guide Series: Louisiana

brought about a settlement of the fight

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bring about see under ↑bring
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Main Entry:about
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bring about
1. To bring to pass or effect
2. To turn round
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Main Entry:bring

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ˌbring a ˈbout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they bring about he/she/it brings about present participle bringing about past tense brought about past participle brought about] phrasal verb
to make something happen, especially to cause changes in a situation

social changes that have been brought about by new technology

Major spending is required to bring about substantial improvements in housing.

Thesaurus: to make something start to exist or happensynonym
Main entry: bring

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bring about [phrasal verb]
bring about (something) also bring (something) about : to cause (something)

“What brought about the crisis?” “It was brought about by many factors.”

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Main Entry:bring

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