bring about

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bring about

Also, bring to pass. Make something happen, accomplish or result in something. For example, The revised tax code brought about considerable changes in accounting. The first term dates from the 1400s, and the variant, today considered rather formal, from the first half of the 1500s. Also see bring on, def. 1.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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