Definition of bring something back in English:

bring something back

phrasal verb

  • 1Reintroduce something.

    ‘bringing back capital punishment would solve nothing’
    • ‘She will bring the policy back for review in about two weeks.’
    • ‘When capital starts to flee, it can be brought back by tax cuts, deregulation, privatization, etc.’
    • ‘The last state to bring back the death penalty was New York in 1995.’
    • ‘The Chief Minister proposes to bring the zing back into the capital's nightlife’
    • ‘The leader intends to bring back martial law and he makes plans for the arrest of his opponents.’
    reintroduce, re-establish, reinstall, reinstate, reinstitute, relaunch, revive, resuscitate, resurrect, breathe new life into
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    1. 1.1 Cause something to return.
      ‘the smell of the tiny church brought back every memory of my childhood’
      • ‘Not especially courageous of me, I know, but I was just not ready to bring those memories back to the surface.’
      • ‘Laughter filled the lodge as happy memories were brought back.’
      • ‘To start with Louis embarked on a policy to bring the Huguenots back to the Catholic Church.’
      • ‘It was over and I wasn't going to relive old memories to try to bring it back.’
      • ‘Pictures of Jonathon and me were hanging all over the tree house bringing the memories back harder then ever.’
      remind one of, put one in mind of, bring to mind, call to mind, cause one to recall, make one think of, take one back to, awaken memories of, awaken one's memories of
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