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  Definition of bring up
  1. cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes; "boot your computer"
  2. make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
  3. put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
  4. evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
  5. cause to come to a sudden stop; "The noise brought her up in shock"
  6. raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
  7. promote from a lower position or rank; "This player was brought up to the major league"
  8. bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
Similar Words: boot, reboot, mention, advert, cite, name, refer, raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, put forward, call forth, lift, elevate, get up, rear, nurture, parent

 

See Also: pick up, lift up, gather up

 

Hyponyms: commend, remember, speak of the devil, quote, cite, touch on, invoke, appeal, namedrop, raise, drag up, dredge up, cross-refer, curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict, bless, get up, jack, jack up, shoulder, kick up, hoist, lift, wind, trice, trice up, run up, pump, levitate, underlay, skid, pinnacle, chin, chin up, leaven, prove, heighten, hike, hike up, boost, pick up, lift up, gather up, rear, erect, fledge, cradle, foster

 

Grouped Verbs: provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up

 

Derivational Morphology: mention, reference, name, naming, citation, quotation, quote, acknowledgment, credit, mentioner, evocation, summoning, invocation, conjuring, conjuration, conjury, magician, prestidigitator, conjurer, conjuror, illusionist, incantation, natural elevation, elevation, lift, raising, elevator, raise, heave, airlift, ski tow, ski lift, rise, weightlifter, lifter, ascent, acclivity, climb, upgrade, parent, parenthood, parentage, birth, lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, stemma, stock, breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, rearing, upbringing

 

Anagrams: burping

 

 
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