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2 definitions found
 for bring up
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bring up
      v 1: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by
           magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured
           wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the
           mountain" [syn: raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke,
           evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put
           forward, call forth]
      2: bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" [syn: rear,
         raise, bring up, nurture, parent]
      3: promote from a lower position or rank; "This player was
         brought up to the major league"
      4: raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands";
         "Lift a load" [syn: raise, lift, elevate, get up,
         bring up] [ant: bring down, get down, let down,
         lower, take down]
      5: cause to come to a sudden stop; "The noise brought her up in
         shock"
      6: put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the
         question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic" [syn:
         raise, bring up]
      7: make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with
         the invention" [syn: mention, advert, bring up, cite,
         name, refer]
      8: cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial
         processes; "boot your computer" [syn: boot, reboot,
         bring up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  138 Moby Thesaurus words for "bring up":
     advance, advert, affront, allude, apprentice, barf, be seasick,
     be sick, brave, break, break in, breast, breed, bring before,
     bring forward, bring up short, broach, cast, cease fire, challenge,
     christen, chuck up, come up short, commend to attention, condition,
     confront, confront with, cultivate, dare, defy, develop,
     discipline, disgorge, draw up, drill, educate, egest, encounter,
     envisage, establish, exercise, face, face with, feed,
     feed the fish, fetch up, fit, float, form, foster, found, front,
     gag, groom, halt, hang fire, haul up, heave, heave the gorge,
     house-train, housebreak, improve, inaugurate, induct, initiate,
     install, institute, introduce, keck, launch, lay before,
     lick into shape, lift up, make a motion, meet, meet squarely, moot,
     move, nourish, nurse, nurture, offer a resolution, open up,
     place before, point out, pose, postulate, practice, prefer,
     prepare, present to, propose, proposition, propound, provide for,
     puke, pull up, put forth, put forward, put in tune, put it to,
     put to school, raise, ready, rear, recommend, regurgitate,
     rehearse, reject, retch, ring in, send to school, set agoing,
     set before, set forth, set on foot, set up, sick up, spew, stall,
     start, start going, start up, stem, stick, stop, stop dead,
     stop short, submit, suggest, take in hand, throw up, train,
     turn on, upchuck, usher in, ventilate, vomit
  
  

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