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Antonyms for bring about

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bring about(verb)

    cause to move into the opposite direction

    "they brought about the boat when they saw a storm approaching"

    Synonyms:
    give rise, produce

  2. produce, bring about, give rise(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    farm, get, develop, create, acquire, raise, bring out, bring forth, produce, bring on, make, grow, give rise

Wiktionary

  1. bring about(verb)

    To cause to take place.

    The collapse of the gold standard brought about much of the economic turmoil of that era.

    Synonyms:
    provoke, induce, lead, incite, effect, result

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bring about

    Do is the one comprehensive word which includes this whole class. We may say of the least item of daily work, "It is done," and of the grandest human achievement, "Well done!" Finish and complete signify to bring to an end what was previously begun; there is frequently the difference in usage that finish is applied to the fine details and is superficial, while complete is comprehensive, being applied to the whole ideal, plan, and execution; as, to finish a statue; to complete a scheme of philosophy. To discharge is to do what is given in charge, expected, or required; as, to discharge the duties of the office. To fulfil is to do or to be what has been promised, expected, hoped, or desired; as, a son fulfils a father's hopes. Realize, effect, execute, and consummate all signify to embody in fact what was before in thought. One may realize that which he has done nothing to bring about; he may realize the dreams of youth by inheriting a fortune; but he can not effect his early designs except by doing the utmost that is necessary to make them fact. Effect includes all that is done to accomplish the intent; execute refers rather to the final steps; consummate is limited quite sharply to the concluding act. An officer executes the law when he proceeds against its violators; a purchase is consummated when the money is paid and the property delivered. Execute refers more commonly to the commands of another, effect and consummate to one's own designs; as, the commander effected the capture of the fort, because his officers and men promptly executed his commands. Achieve — to do something worthy of a chief — signifies always to perform some great and generally some worthy exploit. Perform and accomplish both imply working toward the end; but perform always allows a possibility of not attaining, while accomplish carries the thought of full completion. In Longfellow's lines, "Patience; accomplish thy labor," etc., perform could not be substituted without great loss. As between complete and accomplish, complete considers rather the thing as done; accomplish, the whole process of doing it. Commit, as applied to actions, is used only of those that are bad, whether grave or trivial; perpetrate is used chiefly of aggravated crimes or, somewhat humorously, of blunders. A man may commit a sin, a trespass, or a murder; perpetrate an outrage or a felony. We finish a garment or a letter, complete an edifice or a life-work, consummate a bargain or a crime, discharge a duty, effect a purpose, execute a command, fulfil a promise, perform our daily tasks, realize an ideal, accomplish a design, achieve a victory. Compare TRANSACT; TRANSACTION.

    Antonyms:
    baffle, come short, defeat, destroy, fail, frustrate, mar, miscarry, miss, neglect, ruin, spoil

    Synonyms:
    accomplish, achieve, actualize, bring to pass, carry out, carry through, commit, complete, consummate, discharge, do, effect, execute, finish, fulfil, perform, perpetrate, realize, transact, work out

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bring about

    Synonyms:
    bring to pass, effect, accomplish, effectuate, achieve

How to use bring about in a sentence?

  1. John Kerry:

    We need to get to the negotiation. That is what we're looking for and we hope Russia and Iran, and any other countries with influence, will help to bring about that, because that's what is preventing this crisis from ending.

  2. H.W. Mann:

    Remember, the only way to bring about the greater good, is to be the greater good.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    You will see in this campaign a lot of spontaneous activity that doesn't come from our national headquarters, people in Memphis, Tennessee and Los Angeles, California, they're going to come up with an idea, they're going to use local artists and musicians. So this is our effort to build a political movement, which will help us win the primary, help us win the general election and, in my view, it is the only way we bring about the kind of fundamental reforms we need in this country.

  4. Joel Rosenberg:

    Apocalyptic Islam doesn’t want to simply attack us, it wants to annihilate us, apocalyptic Muslims like the leaders of Iran and the leaders of the Islamic State believe that we are living in the End Times and that it’s their mission from Allah to bring about the end of the world as we know it.

  5. Jane Chen and Drue Kataoka:

    I oftentimes think great collaborations bring about great friendships, and great friendships bring about great collaborations.

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