Definition of Bring

1. Verb. Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere. "They bring the people the food"; "This brings me to the main point"

Exact synonyms: Convey, Take
Related verbs: Convey, Fetch, Get
Specialized synonyms: Fetch, Transit, Ferry, Bring Back, Return, Take Back, Tube, Whisk, Carry, Channel, Conduct, Convey, Impart, Transmit, Land
Generic synonyms: Carry, Transport
Entails: Come, Come Up
Also: Bring Down, Bring Down, Bring Forward, Bring On, Bring Out, Bring Up
Derivative terms: Conveyance, Conveyer, Conveyer

2. Verb. Cause to come into a particular state or condition. "Bring water to the boiling point"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Also: Bring Out, Bring Together

3. Verb. Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence. "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"
Exact synonyms: Make For, Play, Work, Wreak
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Related verbs: Act, Work
Also: Bring Off, Bring On, Bring Up
Derivative terms: Workable

4. Verb. Go or come after and bring or take back. "The dog fetched the hat"
Exact synonyms: Convey, Fetch, Get
Specialized synonyms: Retrieve, Retrieve, Deliver
Generic synonyms: Channel, Channelise, Channelize, Transfer, Transmit, Transport
Entails: Come, Come Up
Related verbs: Convey, Take
Antonyms: Take Away
Derivative terms: Conveyance

5. Verb. Bring into a different state. "This may land you in jail"
Exact synonyms: Land
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Also: Bring Down, Bring Up

6. Verb. Be accompanied by. "Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"
Entails: Come, Come Up
Related verbs: Convey, Take

7. Verb. Advance or set forth in court. "Institute proceedings"
Exact synonyms: Institute
Generic synonyms: Create, Make

8. Verb. Bestow a quality on. "This adds a light note to the program"
Exact synonyms: Add, Bestow, Contribute, Impart, Lend
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Factor, Instill, Transfuse, Tinsel, Throw In
Derivative terms: Addition

9. Verb. Be sold for a certain price. "The old print fetched a high price at the auction"
Exact synonyms: Bring In, Fetch
Entails: Change Hands, Change Owners

10. Verb. Attract the attention of. "The noise and the screaming brought the curious"
Generic synonyms: Attract, Draw, Draw In, Pull, Pull In

11. Verb. Induce or persuade. "They bring him to write the letter"; "The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"
Generic synonyms: Cause, Get, Have, Induce, Make, Stimulate

Definition of Bring

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Bring

1. Verb. (transitive) To transport toward somebody/somewhere. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To supply or contribute. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To raise (a lawsuit, charges, etc.) against somebody. ¹

4. Verb. (baseball) To pitch, often referring to a particularly hard thrown fastball. ¹

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Definition of Bring

1. to take with oneself to a place [v BROUGHT, BRUNG, BRINGING, BRINGS]

Medical Definition of Bring

1. 1. 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." (Shak) 2. 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." (Bacon) 3. 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) 4. 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." (Locke) "The nature of the things . . . Would not suffer him to think otherwise, how, or whensoever, he is brought to reflect on them." (Locke) 5. To produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch; as, what does coal bring per ton? To bring about, to bring to pass; to effect; to accomplish. To bring back. To recall. To restore, as something borrowed, to its owner. To bring by the lee, to bend it to the yard. To bring to pass, to accomplish to effect. "Trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass." . To bring under, to subdue; to restrain; to reduce to obedience. To bring up. To carry upward; to nurse; to rear; to educate. To cause to stop suddenly. Origin: by dropping the reflexive pronoun] To stop suddenly; to come to a standstill. To bring up (any one) with a round turn, to cause (any one) to stop abruptly. To be brought to bed. See Bed. Synonym: To fetch, bear, carry, convey, transport, import, procure, produce, cause, adduce, induce. Origin: OE. Bringen, AS. Bringan; akin to OS. Brengian, D. Brengen, Fries. Brenga, OHG. Bringan, G. Bringen, Goth. Briggan. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bring

brindled gnu
brindled gnus
brine fly
brine shrimp
bring (current term)
bring a knife to a gunfight
bring about
bring around
bring back
bring down
bring down the house
bring forth
bring forward
bring home
bring home the bacon
bring in
bring it
bring it weak

Literary usage of Bring

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, Alexander Pope (1760)
"... Arm, e'er the Grecians be no more a name ; I hafte to bring the troops—The hero faid; 160 The friend with ardour and with joy obey'd. ..."

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