bring up

  1. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic (synset 201633150)
    "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
  2. Look after a child until it is an adult (synset 202545454)
    "raise a family"; "bring up children"
  3. Promote from a lower position or rank (synset 202403303)
    "This player was brought up to the major league"
  4. Raise from a lower to a higher position (synset 201978076)
    "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
  5. Cause to come to a sudden stop (synset 201863840)
    "The noise brought her up in shock"
  6. Put forward for consideration or discussion (synset 201027255)
    "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
  7. Make reference to (synset 201026199)
    "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
  8. Cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes (synset 200098100)
    "boot your computer"

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