bring up


bring up

verb

Definition of BRING UP

1
to bring to maturity through care and education <it takes an immense commitment and a lot of love to bring up a child properly>
2
to present or bring forward for discussion <I hate to bring this up, but we're running short of money>
Related Words allude (to), cite, mention, name, refer (to); offer, propose, suggest; air, express, speak (of), talk (about), vent, ventilate; interject, interrupt; debate, discuss, thrash (out or over)
Near Antonyms censor, hush (up), quiet, silence, suppress
3
to bring (something) to a standstill <wasn't expecting the operator to bring up the carnival ride so suddenly>

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