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  • v. To cause to take place.
  • v. To accomplish, achieve.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to move into the opposite direction
  • v. cause to happen, occur or exist


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  • Coriat enumerates the types of repressed complexes in childhood which may bring about stammering as follows:

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  • So a cam paign is purposive, intended to bring about certain specific effects the Cincinnati Campaign for the United Nations failed because its purpose was so ambiguous.

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  • Prolonged exposure may even bring about death, but that would not be our immediate objective.

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  • It was a special statue blessed at the Koßciol Mariacki in Krakow, they told her, and would bring about good things for the faithful.

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  • King Hussein, who had been courageous in trying to persuade his Arab neighbors to come to terms with the reality of Israel, told me that, because of antipathy over his efforts to bring about peace, he felt threatened by Syria and its Soviet-equipped army.

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  • It was precisely the radicalism of the principle of enmity against the Tories which united its adherents with the Tories: had their anti-Toryism not been so fundamental, they would not have joined their enemies in order to bring about the fall of the Whig minister who for them was not Whiggish enough.

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  • Whatever that organization is really about, Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair has indicated that it has a definite programme, a schedule within which it intends to bring about certain concrete changes in the world at large, although their precise nature can only be a matter for speculation4.

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  • As Engel, Blackwell, and Miniard explain, problem solving refers to thoughtful, reasoned action undertaken to bring about need satisfaction.18 Customer decision-making processes typically are assumed to involve several steps.

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  • I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another: for freedom of the press, & against all violations of the constitution to silence by force & not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents.


  • Smaller, I am conjecturing, than the cost of the ‘major upheaval’ required to bring about the more elegant solution.



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