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bring out

vb. To elicit, evoke, or emphasize a particular quality.

bring out
  1. v. make visible; "Summer brings out bright clothes"; "He brings out the best in her"; "The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings" [syn: uncover, unveil, reveal]

  2. bring out of a specific state [syn: let out]

  3. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper" [syn: publish, put out, issue, release]

  4. direct attention to, as if by means of contrast; "This dress accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by brackets" [syn: set off]

  5. bring onto the market or release; "produce a movie"; "bring out a book"; "produce a new play" [syn: produce, bring on]

  6. encourage to be less reserved; "The teacher tried to bring out the shy boy"

  7. take out of a container or enclosed space; "Get out your best dress--we are going to a party!" [syn: get out]

  8. bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc. [syn: introduce]

  9. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her" [syn: disclose, let on, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, impart, break, give away, let out]

Usage examples of "bring out".

Beyond these things he seemed to know nothing, nor could the expert questioning of his interrogators bring out a single additional fact.

Will you let me ask you certain questions calculated to bring out the salient points of your public and private history?

We stopped to undo our packs and bring out the blankets, pulling them cloakwise about our shoulders.

The garden walks were damp, and Edna called to the maid to bring out her rubber sandals.

When they had washed, and eaten and drunk, he called the colonel, and told Curdie and the page to bring out the traitors and the beasts, and attend him to the market place.

But if, besides the fundamental knowledge, another judgment is required to bring out the consequence, then the conclusion is called a conclusion of reason.

The whole country was carefully policed by Provost Marshals to bring out those who were shirking military duty, or had deserted their colors, and to check any movement by the negros.

Mary panted with excitement in her effort to bring out what she had to say.

Since Miles is the master of chaos, this was a character and a setting made to bring out the most in each other, and indeed they did, both here and in later tales.

Have the people pull out every scrap of food before they left, bring out all the domesticated animals beforehand.

And when they bring out their revisionist books, it goddam well alters the state of knowledge!

The two new fleets that are being built will not be complete for another five years, so the decision to bring out the first flagship is made.

Something to look up as soon as Adele could with propriety bring out her data unit.

If they do, I would guess the odds to be roughly even that we bring out useful prisoners.

He tried to quarrel with me ten years ago, and he has done nothing but bring out the hidden benevolence of my character ever since.