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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRING OUT

In these he will bring out the ordinary noble or the ordinary vicious.

They are not working it, even now, so as to bring out all there is in it.

I found I'd forgot to bring out the cover taken from the bankbills.

I then ordered them to bring out their horses, and we were soon on the road.

It goes about from hand to hand to hand, to bring out something in the play.

They bring out all their provisions to the sun, dry them, and take them back to the barns.

Some chemicals will bring out or "develop," the pictures; others will not.

The men go far into the mines to bring out the useful minerals.

Emma, go in quietly and bring out my telescope, which is over my bed-place.

There are chairs in the room you can bring out if you want to sit down.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bringan "to bring, bring forth, produce, present, offer" (past tense brohte, past participle broht), from Proto-Germanic *brenganan (cf. Old Frisian brenga, Middle Dutch brenghen, Old High German bringan, Gothic briggan); no exact cognates outside Germanic, but it appears to be from PIE root *bhrengk-, compound based on root *bher- (1) "to carry" (cf. Latin ferre; see infer).

The tendency to conjugate this as a strong verb on the model of sing, drink, etc., is ancient: Old English also had a rare strong past participle form, brungen, corresponding to modern colloquial brung. To bring down the house figuratively (1754) is to elicit applause so thunderous it collapses the roof.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BRING OUT

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verbinform oneself or another about something new
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.