Synonyms for (verb) bring up

Synonyms: reboot, boot, bring up

Definition: cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes

Usage: boot your computer

Similar words: resuscitate, revive

Definition: cause to regain consciousness

Usage: The doctors revived the comatose man


Synonyms: name, cite, bring up, advert, mention, refer

Definition: make reference to

Usage: His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Similar words: have in mind, think of, mean

Definition: intend to refer to

Usage: I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France; Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!


Synonyms: raise, bring up

Definition: put forward for consideration or discussion

Usage: raise the question of promotions; bring up an unpleasant topic

Similar words: name, cite, bring up, advert, mention, refer

Definition: make reference to

Usage: His name was mentioned in connection with the invention


Synonyms: bring up, call down, call forth, invoke, conjure, conjure up, arouse, put forward, raise, evoke, stir

Definition: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

Usage: raise the specter of unemployment; he conjured wild birds in the air; call down the spirits from the mountain

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: bring up

Definition: cause to come to a sudden stop

Usage: The noise brought her up in shock

Similar words: stop

Definition: cause to stop

Usage: stop a car; stop the thief


Synonyms: lift, raise, get up, bring up, elevate

Definition: raise from a lower to a higher position

Usage: Raise your hands; Lift a load

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: bring up

Definition: promote from a lower position or rank

Usage: This player was brought up to the major league

Similar words: upgrade, raise, promote, elevate, kick upstairs, advance

Definition: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

Usage: John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired; Women tend not to advance in the major law firms; I got promoted after many years of hard work