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bring up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bring up

  1. 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 Synonyms breed, foster, nourish, nurse, raise, rear Related Words father, mother; attend, care (for), cradle, cultivate, mind, minister (to), nurture, watch; discipline, educate, instruct, mentor, school, teach, train, tutor; edify, enlighten, indoctrinate; feed, provide (for), supply; advance, forward, further, promote; prepare; direct, guide, lead, shepherd, show Near Antonyms abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mishandle, mistreat; ignore, neglect; harm, hurt, injure

  2. 2 to present or bring forward for discussion I hate to bring this up, but we're running short of money Synonyms introduce, broach, moot, place, raiseRelated 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. 3 to bring (something) to a standstill wasn't expecting the operator to bring up the carnival ride so suddenly Synonyms arrest, {h,1}halt, catch, check, draw up, fetch up, hold up, pull up, stall, stay, still, stopRelated Words baffle, balk, block, blockade, bottleneck, clog, dam, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, obstruct, snag, stem; conclude, cut off, end, terminate; call, discontinue, suspend; choke off, rein (in), repress, squash, squelch, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn backNear Antonyms carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep (on), keep up, persist, run on; advance, fare, go along, march, move, proceed, progress, wend; actuate, budge, drive, goad, impel, propel, push, spur, stir


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