bring about

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bring about (third-person singular simple present brings about, present participle bringing about, simple past and past participle brought about)

  1. (transitive) To cause to take place.
    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'.
  2. (transitive) To accomplish, achieve.
    I hope to bring about a successful conclusion.

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