Phrasal Verbs

bring about

This page is about the phrasal verb bring about


If you bring about something, you cause it to happen or you make it happen.


make happen, cause

For example

  • bring about sth The greed of a few people in the financial world brought about the global financial crisis.

  • bring sth about The president wanted reform of the healthcare system but he wasn't sure how to bring it about.

Nouns often used as objects with bring about: change, reform, recovery, improvement, development; collapse, crisis, decline, demise, failure

Quick Quiz

The new manager wants to bring about changes because he thinks the company has been run

a. very well

b. very smoothly

c. very poorly

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