bring (someone or something) into action

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bring (someone or something) into action

To cause something to happen; to entice someone into doing something. Thankfully, the mechanic was able to bring my car into action again. The protestors hope that their demonstrations will bring our elected officials into action.
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bring someone or something into action

to activate someone or something; to cause someone or something to function as intended. The threats brought the police into action. A kick in the side brought the television set into action.
See also: action, bring