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.
    • 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i], page 7:
      Gon. [] Treaſon, fellony, / Sword, Pike, Knife, Gun, or neede of any Engine / Would I not haue : but Nature ſhould bring forth / Of it owne kinde, all foyzon, all abundance / To feed my innocent people.
  2. To give birth.
    Queen Anne Boleyn brought forth daughters but no male heir.
  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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