- a) To cause to take place.
The collapse of the gold standard brought about much of the economic turmoil of that era.
I hope to bring about a successful conclusion.
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bring about — [v] cause success accomplish, achieve, beget, bring to pass, compass, create, do, draw on, effect, effectuate, engender, generate, give rise to, make happen, manage, occasion, produce, realize, secure, succeed; concepts 244,706 Ant. halt, kill,… … New thesaurus
bring about — ► bring about 1) cause (something) to happen. 2) cause (a ship) to head in a different direction. Main Entry: ↑bring … English terms dictionary
bring about — index accomplish, attain, bear (yield), cause, commit (perpetrate), compose, conduce … Law dictionary
bring about — verb 1. cause to move into the opposite direction they brought about the boat when they saw a storm approaching • Hypernyms: ↑turn • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. cause to happen, occur or exist This procedure produces a curious effect … Useful english dictionary
bring about — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bring about : 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 to make something happen, especially to… … English dictionary
bring about — phr verb Bring about is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑stress Bring about is used with these nouns as the object: ↑change, ↑collapse, ↑conclusion, ↑cure, ↑demise, ↑destruction, ↑downfall, ↑effect, ↑fall, ↑ … Collocations dictionary
bring about — PHRASAL VERB To bring something about means to cause it to happen. [V P n (not pron)] The only way they can bring about political change is by putting pressure on the country. [Also V n P] Syn: cause … English dictionary
bring about — bring forth, make happen, cause … English contemporary dictionary
bring about — Synonyms and related words: about ship, accomplish, achieve, act, author, back and fill, be productive, bear, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, beget, box off, break, breed, bring forth, bring into being, bring off, bring… … Moby Thesaurus
bring about — the events that brought about her death Syn: cause, produce, give rise to, result in, lead to, occasion, bring to pass; provoke, generate, engender, precipitate, bring on; formal effectuate … Thesaurus of popular words