bring up

Primary Meanings of bring up

1.
v
raise from a lower to a higher position
2.
v
bring up
3.
v
cause to come to a sudden stop
Full Definitions of bring up
1

v raise from a lower to a higher position

Synonyms:
elevate, get up, lift, raise
Antonyms:
bring down, get down, let down, lower, take down
move something or somebody to a lower position
Types:
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get up
cause to rise
jack, jack up
lift with a special device
shoulder
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
raise
hoist
move from one place to another by lifting
pump
raise (gases or fluids) with a pump
levitate
cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity
underlay
raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type
skid
elevate onto skids
pinnacle
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
heighten
increase the height of
boost, hike, hike up
increase
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
raise
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v promote from a lower position or rank

“This player was brought up to the major league”
Type of:
advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

v make reference to

Synonyms:
advert, cite, mention, name, refer
Types:
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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
remember
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
namedrop
refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them
raise
put forward for consideration or discussion
drag up, dredge up
mention something unpleasant from the past
cross-refer
refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists
Type of:
have in mind, mean, think of
intend to refer to

v put forward for consideration or discussion

bring up an unpleasant topic”
Synonyms:
raise
Type of:
advert, cite, mention, name, refer
make reference to

v 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
Types:
anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, curse, damn, imprecate, maledict
wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
bless
give a benediction to
anele, anoint, embrocate, inunct, oil
administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become

v cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes

Synonyms:
boot, reboot
Type of:
resuscitate, revive
cause to regain consciousness
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v bring up

bring up children”
Synonyms:
nurture, parent, raise, rear
Types:
fledge
feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight
cradle
bring up from infancy
foster
bring up under fosterage; of children
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v cause to come to a sudden stop

Type of:
stop
cause to stop

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