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1Produce and launch a new product or publication:‘the band are bringing out a video’
launch, establish, begin, start, found, set up, open, get going, get under way, initiate, instigate, institute, inaugurate, marketView synonyms
- ‘But the question you need to ask is why this product was brought out at all if the other was such a sure winner.’
- ‘The tune will be brought out on a CD later in the year.’
- ‘Doubtless when we're all old, grey and retired, someone'll dig it all up and bring it out on video.’
- ‘The company built a reputation for itself bringing games out for an established fan base.’
- ‘If consecutive volumes of such publications are not brought out timely, they may lose their importance.’
2Make something more evident; emphasize something:‘the shawl brings out the colour of your eyes’
accentuate, call attention to, make evident, highlight, emphasize, give prominence to, underline, accent, foreground, throw into reliefView synonyms
- ‘She was highlighted in the muted glow, bringing her features out in sharp contrasts.’
- ‘It must have been the dress that brought the colour out.’
- ‘Her eyes were like her name, two emeralds and her light green eye shadow brought their beautiful color out.’
- ‘Lauren had blue eyes anyway and she needed something neutral to bring the color out in them.’
- ‘She was still pale, and the color of her dress really brought it out.’
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