to produce or publish or have published: when are you bringing out a new dictionary?
to expose, reveal, or cause to be seen: she brought out the best in me
to encourage (a shy person) to be less reserved (often in the phrase bring (someone) out of himself or herself)
British (of a trade union, provocative action by management, misunderstanding, etc) to cause (workers) to strike
(foll by in) to cause (a person) to become covered (with spots, a rash, etc)
British to introduce (a girl) formally into society as a debutante
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How to use bring out in a sentence
These scenes bring out a strange lightheartedness you would not expect going into a film with such a heady synopsis.'Rosewater' Review: Jon Stewart's Clumsy but Earnest Directorial Debut | Alex Suskind | September 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We brainstormed different props to bring out during my set including super soakers, Chinese dragons and … the RAFT.
But this issue, more than any other, seems to bring out the fundamentalist roots of the movement.
Democrats should champion ballot measures that will bring out their voting base, such as proposals to raise the minimum wage.Dems Need to Channel ‘House of Cards’’ Frank Underwood | Dean Obeidallah | March 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Magnificent sporting events, like the Super Bowl, bring out fierce loyalties and unusual modes of self-identification.Taste Off: Super Bowl State Wines From Colorado and Washington | Jordan Salcito | February 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
MacRae wasn't the man to go into detail like that unless he had something important to bring out.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
The garden walks were damp, and Edna called to the maid to bring out her rubber sandals.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The women there called Sara Lee capable, but it was to take other surroundings to bring out her real efficiency.The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
It is a grand sight; unfortunately, to thoroughly bring out its beauties, a clear sky is essential, and there comes the rub.Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
Or would that look like sham modesty, and is it better to bring out the three Roberts?The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Other Idioms and Phrases with bring out
Expose or reveal; make conspicuous. For example, His book brought out some new facts about the war, or Her photographs bring out the play of light on her subjects. [Late 1500s]
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