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Verb: bring up
  1. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    "bring up the spectre of unemployment";
    - raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, put forward, call forth
     
  2. Provide for and care for during childhood
    "bring up a family";
    - rear, raise, nurture, parent
     
  3. Promote from a lower position or rank
    "This player was brought up to the major league"
     
  4. Take from a lower to a higher position
    "bring up your hands";
    - raise, lift, elevate, get up
     
  5. Cause to come to a sudden stop
     
  6. Put forward for consideration or discussion
    "bring up the question of promotions";
    - raise
     
  7. Make reference to
    "His name was brought up in connection with the invention";
    - mention, advert, cite, name, refer
     
  8. Cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes
    "bring up your computer";
    - boot, reboot

Derived forms: bringing up, brings up, brought up

See also: bring

Type of: advance, create, displace, elevate, have in mind, kick upstairs, make, mean, move, promote, raise, resuscitate, revive, stop, think of, upgrade