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1Cause something to happen:‘she brought about a revolution in psychoanalysis’
cause, create, produce, give rise toView synonyms
- ‘Well, he got involved with the actual methods of bringing this revolution about.’
- ‘Sometimes these punishments are deserved but often they are brought about by unfortunate circumstances.’
- ‘What results have been brought about by this decision-making framework?’
- ‘The important consideration is how those changes are implemented, how they are brought about and made effective.’
- ‘Some changes had been brought about in Headquarters.’
- ‘It does mean that further changes in our laws will be brought about only through the normal legislative process.’
2Cause a ship to head in a different direction:‘he brought the ship about in a stylish tack’
turn, turn around, turn round, reverse, reverse the direction of, change the direction ofView synonyms
- ‘They sailed out to sea, brought the ship about, and entered the harbour from the East.’
- ‘After flying a little way out he brought the ship about and slowed to the lowest throttle setting.’
- ‘The pilots brought their ships about and at the same time killed their thrust.’
- ‘Karen brought her ship about as Joshua said, ‘Engage at will!’’
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