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- (transitive) To cause to take place.
- Synonyms: effect, lead to, induce, incite, provoke, result in
- The collapse of the gold standard brought about much of the economic turmoil of that era.
- 2022 January 26, John Crosse, “When the tide turned to a safer railway...”, in RAIL, number 949, page 53:
- The catalyst was the introduction of the Health & Safety at Work Act in 1974. While it applied to all workplaces, it gradually brought about a sea change in the attitude towards death and injury. Accidents were no longer accepted as 'inevitable'.
- (transitive) To accomplish, achieve.
- I hope to bring about a successful conclusion.
to cause to take place