Meaning of “bring sth about” in the English Dictionary

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"bring sth about" in British English

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bring sth about

phrasal verb with bring uk /brɪŋ/ us /brɪŋ/ verb [ T ] brought, brought

to cause something to happen:

He brought about his company's collapse by his reckless spending.

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  • It took hours of negotiations to bring about a reconciliation between the two sides.
  • Rampant corruption brought about the downfall of the government.
  • The invention of the contraceptive pill brought about profound changes in the lives of women.
  • The 20th century brought about revolutionary changes in our lifestyles.
  • Ten years of incompetent government had brought about the virtual collapse of the country's economy.

(Definition of “bring sth about” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bring sth about" in Business English

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bring sth about

phrasal verb with bring uk /brɪŋ/ us verb [ T ] brought, brought

to make something happen:

He brought about the collapse of the company by his reckless spending.

(Definition of “bring sth about” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)