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- To elicit, evoke, or emphasize a particular quality.
- The herbs really bring out the full flavour of the lamb.
- She brings out the best in him.
2012 June 3, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992)”:
- The episode finds Springfield in the midst of a hellacious blizzard that, not surprisingly, brings out the joker in the town’s resident morning zoo proprietors Marty and Bill.
- (chiefly UK) To place (something new for public sale) on the market; roll out.
- Acme sweets have just brought out a tasty new chocolate bar.
- (chiefly UK) To make a shy person more confident.
- His new job has noticeably brought him out.
- (chiefly UK) To cause a visible symptom such as spots or a rash
- Eating strawberries always brings me out in a rash.