cause to move into the opposite direction
"they brought about the boat when they saw a storm approaching"
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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
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How to use bring about in a sentence?
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.
It's been a while (since Gore was awarded the prize in 2007) ... so that would boost her chances, the problem is that the principle of 'flight shame' brings her chances ... down. Shame is not a constructive feeling to bring about change.
Her murder is an act of cowardice that will only amplify Bertita's message to bring about change in Honduras and make this a better, more humane world.
If we feel like there is a good-faith chance or a desire on their side to come with a counter-proposal, we'll figure out the right forum to engage in it to bring about a solution.
We are at a point where it is not enough to protest. We have to educate, demonstrate and ultimately move our Congress to legislate, we have to bring about change.
Translations for bring about
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- bewirken, bedingen, zustande bringen, bewerkstelligenGerman
- lograr, provocar, traerSpanish
- saavuttaa, aiheuttaaFinnish
- causer, réaliser, provoquer, occasionnerFrench
- foranledige, forårsake, avstedkomme, bevirkeNorwegian
- verwezenlijken, bewerkstelligen, teweegbrengen, veroorzakenDutch
- wywoływać, powodować, dokonywaćPolish
- causar, ocasionar, provocarPortuguese
- başarmak, yerine getirmekTurkish
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