bring on


brought on; bringing on; brings on

transitive verb

: to cause to appear or occur

Examples of bring on in a Sentence

this legislation will surely bring on some unintended consequences
Recent Examples on the Web Clark is probably just the first of several transfers the Bruins will bring on board. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 In addition to these hires, during the first quarter, the company also brought on technical expertise with Madison Spence, most recently from Acutus, and David Pollmeier in Europe, most recently from Galaxy Medical. Miami Herald, 4 Apr. 2024 Seven agonizing nights aboard the Icon of the Seas By Gary Shteyngart Photographs by Gary Shteyngart Day 1 MY FIRST GLIMPSE of Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas, from the window of an approaching Miami cab, brings on a feeling of vertigo, nausea, amazement, and distress. Gary Shteyngart, The Atlantic, 4 Apr. 2024 Under the title of Watch with Alex Cooper, the host will bring on special guests, share thoughts on Olympic events, including soccer, gymnastics and basketball, and answer questions submitted by fans on social media. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Apr. 2024 The stressors have brought on fears of layoffs and the elimination of the school's tuition guarantee for future students. Helen Rummel, The Arizona Republic, 2 Apr. 2024 That’s when Herman Miller brought on the American designer Bill Stumpf, who’d worked with medical experts while doing postgraduate research at the University of Wisconsin to conduct studies on ideal sitting posture that incorporated X-rays and time-lapse photography. Evan Moffitt, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 And following the production meeting and a brief on-court walk-through surrounded by Hornets’ dance team, the Honeybees, the routine is hashed out with two other members of the Flight Squad brought on board by the person who plays Hugo. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 28 Mar. 2024 The reasons are layered and complex, as the lack of healthcare access, brought on by socioeconomic status, is a factor. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 22 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bring on was in 1592

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“Bring on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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