bring forth

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Analytic form of the earlier forthbring.


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

  1. To produce, bear as fruit.
    Their orchard brings forth magnificent fruit.
  2. To give birth.
    Queen Anne Boleyn brought forth daughters but no male heir.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, Job 39:1:
      Knoweſt thou the time when the wild goates of the rocke bring forth? or canſt thou marke when the hindes doe calue?
    • 1911, James George Frazer, The Golden Bough, volume 3, page 295:
      When a woman is in hard labour and cannot bring forth, they call in a magician to her aid. He looks at her and says, “ The child is bound in the womb, that is why she cannot be delivered.” On the entreaties of her female relations he then promises to loose the bond so that she may bring forth.
  3. To create, generate, bring into existence.
    He has the ability to bring forth new ideas when they are needed.
  4. To adduce, bring forward.
    Against all expectations, the accused managed to bring forth convincing evidence of his innocence.


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