bring out

verb
1. make visible (Freq. 9)
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Summer brings out bright clothes

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He brings out the best in her

Syn: ↑uncover, ↑unveil, ↑reveal
Hypernyms: ↑show
Hyponyms: ↑disclose, ↑expose, ↑excavate, ↑unearth, ↑trot out, ↑unfold
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. bring out of a specific state (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑let out
Hypernyms: ↑let go of, ↑let go, ↑release, ↑relinquish
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody PP

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Somebody ——s something PP

3. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale (Freq. 1)
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publish a magazine or newspaper

Syn: ↑publish, ↑put out, ↑issue, ↑release
Derivationally related forms: ↑release (for: ↑release), ↑issue (for: ↑issue), ↑issuer (for: ↑issue), ↑publication (for: ↑publish), ↑publisher (for: ↑publish), ↑publishing (for: ↑publish)
Hypernyms: ↑publicize, ↑publicise, ↑air, ↑bare
Hyponyms: ↑edit
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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They won't bring out the story

4. direct attention to, as if by means of contrast (Freq. 1)
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This dress accentuates your nice figure!

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I set off these words by brackets

Syn: ↑set off
Hypernyms: ↑stress, ↑emphasize, ↑emphasise, ↑punctuate, ↑accent, ↑accentuate
Hyponyms: ↑pick up, ↑foreground, ↑highlight, ↑spotlight, ↑play up, ↑raise
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

5. bring onto the market or release
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produce a movie

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bring out a book

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produce a new play

Syn: ↑produce, ↑bring on
Derivationally related forms: ↑production (for: ↑produce), ↑producer (for: ↑produce)
Hyponyms: ↑offer
Cause: ↑appear
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

6. encourage to be less reserved
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The teacher tried to bring out the shy boy

Hypernyms: ↑encourage
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

7. take out of a container or enclosed space
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Get out your best dress—we are going to a party!

Syn: ↑get out
Hypernyms: ↑unpack, ↑take out
Hyponyms: ↑winkle, ↑winkle out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

8. bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.
Syn: ↑introduce
Hypernyms: ↑introduce, ↑present, ↑acquaint
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

9. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
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The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold

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The actress won't reveal how old she is

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bring out the truth

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he broke the news to her

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unwrap the evidence in the murder case

Syn:
unwrap, ↑disclose, ↑let on, ↑reveal, ↑discover, ↑expose, ↑divulge, ↑break, ↑give away, ↑let out
Derivationally related forms:
giveaway (for: ↑give away), ↑divulgement (for: ↑divulge), ↑divulgence (for: ↑divulge), ↑exposure (for: ↑expose), ↑expose (for: ↑expose), ↑discovery (for: ↑discover), ↑revelation (for: ↑reveal), ↑revealing (for: ↑reveal), ↑disclosure (for: ↑disclose)
Hypernyms: ↑tell
Hyponyms:
Verb Group: ↑break, ↑get out, ↑get around
Cause: ↑break, ↑get out, ↑get around
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s something to somebody

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Somebody ——s that CLAUSE

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bring out [phrasal verb]
1 bring out (something) or bring (something) out
1 a : to show (something) : to cause (something) to appear or to be more easily seen

The debate brought out [=highlighted] the differences between the two candidates.

That blue sweater really brings out the color in your eyes.

Our school aims to bring out [=develop] the talents in each of our students.

A crisis brings out the best in some people and brings out the worst in others. [=a crisis causes some people to behave very well and other people to behave very badly]

1 b : to produce (something, such as a book) : to cause (something) to become available or to come out

a writer who's expected to bring out a new novel next year

2 bring (someone) out in (something) Brit : to cause (someone) to begin to have (something, such as a rash) on the skin

Eating strawberries brings me out in spots. [=eating strawberries makes me break out in spots]

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Main Entry:bring

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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