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bring about definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: cause to move into the opposite direction; "they brought about the boat when they saw a storm approaching"
2: cause to happen, occur or exist; "This procedure produces a curious effect"; "The new law gave rise to many complaints"; "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor"; "the new President must bring about a change in the health care system" [syn: produce, bring about, give rise]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Date: 14th century to cause to take place ; effect

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

To bring something about means to cause it to happen. The only way they can bring about political change is by putting pressure on the country. = cause PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), also V n P

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

Effect, achieve, accomplish, bring to pass.

Moby Thesaurus

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