bring about

brought about; bringing about; brings about

Definition of bring about

transitive verb

: to cause to take place : effect

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Examples of bring about in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of bring about

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Bring about.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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