bring up

Definitions of bring up
  1. verb
    raise from a lower to a higher position
    synonyms: elevate, get up, lift, raise
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    bring down, get down, let down, lower, take down
    move something or somebody to a lower position
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    get up
    cause to rise
    jack, jack up
    lift with a special device
    lift onto one's shoulders
    kick up
    cause to rise by kicking
    hoist, lift, wind
    raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
    trice, trice up
    raise with a line
    hoist, run up
    move from one place to another by lifting
    raise (gases or fluids) with a pump
    cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity
    raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type
    elevate onto skids
    raise on or as if on a pinnacle
    chin, chin up
    raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
    leaven, prove, raise
    cause to puff up with a leaven
    increase the height of
    boost, hike, hike up
    gather up, lift up, pick up
    take and lift upward
    erect, rear
    cause to rise up
    trice, trice up
    hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope
    pitch, set up
    erect and fasten
    cock up, prick, prick up
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  2. verb
    promote from a lower position or rank
    “This player was brought up to the major league”
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    advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
    give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
  3. verb
    make reference to
    synonyms: advert, cite, mention, name, refer
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    commend, remember
    mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship
    speak of the devil
    mention someone's name who just then appears
    mention favorably, as in prayer
    cite, quote
    refer to for illustration or proof
    touch on
    refer to or discuss briefly
    appeal, invoke
    cite as an authority; resort to
    refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them
    put forward for consideration or discussion
    drag up, dredge up
    mention something unpleasant from the past
    refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists
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    have in mind, mean, think of
    intend to refer to
  4. verb
    put forward for consideration or discussion
    bring up an unpleasant topic”
    synonyms: raise
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    advert, cite, mention, name, refer
    make reference to
  5. verb
    summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    synonyms: arouse, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise, stir
    call forth, evoke, kick up, provoke
    evoke or provoke to appear or occur
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    anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, curse, damn, imprecate, maledict
    wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    give a benediction to
    anele, anoint, embrocate, inunct, oil
    administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
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    create, make
    make or cause to be or to become
  6. verb
    cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes
    synonyms: boot, reboot
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    resuscitate, revive
    cause to regain consciousness
  7. verb
    bring up
    bring up children”
    synonyms: nurture, parent, raise, rear
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    feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight
    bring up from infancy
    bring up under fosterage; of children
  8. verb
    cause to come to a sudden stop
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    cause to stop
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