verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
- Bring me the box from the other room
- Take these letters to the boss
- This brings me to the main point
verb cause to come into a particular state or condition
- Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence
- bring water to the boiling point
verb cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
play; work; wreak; make for.
- I cannot work a miracle
- wreak havoc
- bring comments
- play a joke
- The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area
verb go or come after and bring or take back
fetch; convey; get.
- Get me those books over there, please
- Could you bring the wine?
- The dog fetched the hat
verb bring into a different state
- this may land you in jail
verb be accompanied by
- Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?
verb advance or set forth in court
- bring charges", "institute proceedings
verb bestow a quality on
lend; contribute; add; bestow; impart.
- Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company
- The music added a lot to the play
- She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings
- This adds a light note to the program
verb be sold for a certain price
fetch; bring in.
- The painting brought $10,000
- The old print fetched a high price at the auction
verb attract the attention of
- The noise and the screaming brought the curious
verb induce or persuade
- The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well
Bring transitive verb
, AS. bringan
; akin to OS. brengian
, D. brengen
, Fries. brenga
, OHG. bringan
, G. bringen
, Goth. briggan
imperfect & past participle Brought present participle & verbal noun Bringing
- To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to be; to bear from a more distant to a nearer place; to fetch.
And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread.
1 Kings xvii. 11.
To France shall we convey you safe,
And bring you back.
- To cause the accession or obtaining of; to procure; to make to come; to produce; to draw to.
There is nothing will bring you more honor . . . than to do what right in justice you may.
- To convey; to move; to carry or conduct.
In distillation, the water . . . brings over with it some part of the oil of vitriol.
Sir I. Newton.
- To persuade; to induce; to draw; to lead; to guide.
It seems so preposterous a thing . . . that they do not easily bring themselves to it.
The nature of the things . . . would not suffer him to think otherwise, how, or whensoever, he is brought to reflect on them.
- To produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch; as, what does coal bring per ton?
Syn. -- To fetch; bear; carry; convey; transport; import; procure; produce; cause; adduce; induce.
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