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1. To take something outside. In this usage, a noun can be used between "bring" and "out" or after "out." Now that the storm is over, I guess we can bring the patio furniture out again.
2. To present or deliver something, typically to people in a group. In this usage, a noun can be used between "bring" and "out" or after "out." Volunteers will bring pamphlets out for anyone who wants to sign up for the program today. You better get back to your seat—they've begun bringing out the first course.
3. To cause something to become more noticeable. That top looks great on you—it really brings out your eyes. I feel so inadequate and jealous around my sister—ugh, she always brings out the worst in me!
4. To publish something. In this usage, a noun can be used between "bring" and "out" or after "out." It's official—the publisher is bringing out my new book this spring!
5. To prompt someone, typically a performer, to come out on stage. In this usage, a noun can be used between "bring" and "out" or after "out." The cheers of the adoring crowd brought the Broadway star out several more times after her curtain call.
bring someone out (on something)
Lit. to make someone come onto the stage from the stage sides or wings. Let's applaud loudly and bring her out on stage again. Lily was brought out on stage by the applause.
bring something out (in someone)
to cause a particular quality to be displayed by a person, such as virtue, courage, a mean streak, selfishness, etc. You bring the best out in me. This kind of thing brings out the worst in me.
bring something out
1. to issue something; to publish something; to present something [to the public]. I am bringing a new book out. I hear you have brought out a new edition of your book.
2. Go to bring something out of someone.
1. Expose or reveal; make conspicuous. For example, His book brought out some new facts about the war, or Her photographs bring out the play of light on her subjects. [Late 1500s]
2. Nurture or develop a quality, as in A gifted teacher brings out the best in pupils. [c. 1700]
3. Present to the public. For example, The publisher decided to bring out this dictionary in a single volume, or Debutantes traditionally are brought out at a ball. [c. 1800]
1. To move or guide something or someone out of some place, especially to make it available or visible: He brought out some food when we arrived. Bring the horses out so we can begin our trip.
2. To reveal or expose something: These documents brought out the facts. The new evidence will bring the truth out.
3. To cause something or the quality of something to be more prominent: I don't like singing this sort of music because it brings out the weaknesses of my voice. Your shirt brings the color of your eyes out.
4. To produce or publish something: I hope my favorite author brings out another book this year. The publishing company has just brought a new magazine out.