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Meaning of BRING UP

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  1. [v]  cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes; "boot your computer"
  2. [v]  make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
  3. [v]  put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
  4. [v]  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. [v]  cause to come to a sudden stop; "The noise brought her up in shock"
  6. [v]  raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
  7. [v]  promote from a lower position or rank; "This player was brought up to the major league"
  8. [v]  bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
 Synonyms: advert, arouse, boot, call down, call forth, cite, conjure, conjure up, elevate, evoke, get up, invoke, lift, mention, name, nurture, parent, put forward, raise, raise, rear, reboot, refer, stir
 Antonyms: bring down, get down, let down, lower, take down
 See Also: advance, appeal, arise, boost, bring up, chin, chin up, come up, commend, cradle, create, cross-refer, displace, drag up, dredge up, elevate, erect, fledge, foster, gather up, go up, grow up, have in mind, heighten, hike, hike up, hoist, invoke, jack, jack up, kick up, kick upstairs, leaven, levitate, lift up, make, mean, move, move up, namedrop, pick up, pinnacle, promote, prove, pump, quote, raise, raise, rear, remember, resuscitate, revive, rise, run up, shoulder, skid, speak of the devil, stop, think of, touch on, trice, trice up, underlay, upgrade, uprise, wind



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: advance, advert, affront, allude, apprentice, barf, be seasick, be sick, brave, break, break in, breast, breed, bring before, bring forward, bring up short, broach, cast, cease fire, challenge, christen, chuck up, come up short, commend to attention, condition, confront, confront with, cultivate, dare, defy, develop, discipline, disgorge, draw up, drill, educate, egest, encounter, envisage, establish, exercise, face, face with, feed, feed the fish, fetch up, fit, float, form, foster, found, front, gag, groom, halt, hang fire, haul up, heave, heave the gorge, housebreak, house-train, improve, inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, institute, introduce, keck, launch, lay before, lick into shape, lift up, make a motion, meet, meet squarely, moot, move, nourish, nurse, nurture, offer a resolution, open up, place before, point out, pose, postulate, practice, prefer, prepare, present to, propose, proposition, propound, provide for, puke, pull up, put forth, put forward, put in tune, put it to, put to school, raise, ready, rear, recommend, regurgitate, rehearse, reject, retch, ring in, send to school, set agoing, set before, set forth, set on foot, set up, sick up, spew, stall, start, start going, start up, stem, stick, stop, stop dead, stop short, submit, suggest, take in hand, throw up, train, turn on, upchuck, usher in, ventilate, vomit