Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bring_up

8 senses of bring up

Sense 1
raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth -- (summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 2
rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent -- (bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children")

Sense 3
bring up -- (promote from a lower position or rank; "This player was brought up to the major league")
       => promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate -- (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")

Sense 4
raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up -- (raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")
       => move, displace -- (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")

Sense 5
bring up -- (cause to come to a sudden stop; "The noise brought her up in shock")
       => stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

Sense 6
raise, bring up -- (put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic")
       => mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer -- (make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention")

Sense 7
mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer -- (make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention")
       => think of, have in mind, mean -- (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!")

Sense 8
boot, reboot, bring up -- (cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes; "boot your computer")
       => resuscitate, revive -- (cause to regain consciousness; "The doctors revived the comatose man")

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