Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

bring out

bring out
Meaning(s)
1) reveal, encourage or launch
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • bring out the colour/best/product
  • Analysis

    The phrasal verb 'bring out' is usually associated with releasing something to the public or revealing or highlighting something positive. When we talk about 'bringing something out', it can mean 'to reveal or make something show a quality that it has'. With people, we can talk about 'bringing out someone's confidence' or 'bringing out their personality'. With food, we like to 'bring out' the different flavours in order to enjoy them, or we can talk about how something someone is wearing 'brings out' one of their features, like the colour of their eyes, for example. To 'bring something out' can also mean to produce, manufacture or publish something and to begin to sell it or introduce it to the market. In this context, 'bring out' is similar to the verb 'release'. You will often hear about celebrities 'bringing out a book' or a new album. Companies can 'bring out new products', and streaming platforms 'bring out new programmes' to watch.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. That really brings out the colour in your eyes.
    2. This new evidence will bring out the truth about what happened.
    3. They are the perfect couple. They bring out the best in each other.
    4. My teacher can bring out the best in her students.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Lady Gaga will bring out a new album for Christmas.
    2. Dan Brown recently brought out a new book.
    3. Apple brings out a new iPhone every year.
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