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bring about

verb

Definition of bring about

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to take place :  effect



Examples of bring about in a sentence

  1. <I promise: making one mistake will not bring about the apocalypse.>



14th Century

First Known Use of bring about

14th century



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