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" [syn: bring, convey
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"
Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area" [syn: bring, work
, make for
Bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail" [syn: bring, land
Be accompanied by; "Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"
Advance or set forth in court; "bring charges", "institute proceedings" [syn: institute
Bestow a quality on; "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" [syn: lend
Be sold for a certain price; "The painting brought $10,000"; "The old print fetched a high price at the auction" [syn: fetch
, bring in
Attract the attention of; "The noise and the screaming brought the curious"
Induce or persuade; "The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"
Bring \Bring\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brought
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian,
D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth.
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.
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.
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 back
(a) To recall.
(b) To restore, as something borrowed, to its owner.
To bring by the lee
(Naut.), to incline so rapidly to
leeward of the course, when a ship sails large, as to
bring the lee side suddenly to the windward, any by laying
the sails aback, expose her to danger of upsetting.
To bring down
(a) To cause to come down.
(b) To humble or abase; as, to bring down high looks.
To bring forth
(a) To produce, as young fruit.
(b) To bring to light; to make manifest.
To bring forward
(a) To exhibit; to introduce; to produce to view.
(b) To hasten; to promote; to forward.
(c) To propose; to adduce; as, to bring forward arguments.
To bring home
(a) To bring to one's house.
(b) To prove conclusively; as, to bring home a charge of
(c) To cause one to feel or appreciate by personal
(d) (Naut.) To lift of its place, as an anchor.
To bring in
(a) To fetch from without; to import.
(b) To introduce, as a bill in a deliberative assembly.
(c) To return or repot to, or lay before, a court or other
body; to render; as, to bring in a verdict or a
(d) To take to an appointed place of deposit or
collection; as, to bring in provisions or money for a
(e) To produce, as income.
(f) To induce to join.
To bring off
, to bear or convey away; to clear from
condemnation; to cause to escape.
To bring on
(a) To cause to begin.
(b) To originate or cause to exist; as, to bring on a
To bring out
, to expose; to detect; to bring to light from
To bring over
(a) To fetch or bear across.
(b) To convert by persuasion or other means; to cause to
change sides or an opinion.
To bring to
(a) To resuscitate; to bring back to consciousness or
life, as a fainting person.
(b) (Naut.) To check the course of, as of a ship, by
dropping the anchor, or by counterbracing the sails so
as to keep her nearly stationary (she is then said to
(c) To cause (a vessel) to lie to, as by firing across her
(d) To apply a rope to the capstan.
To bring to pass
, to accomplish to effect. "Trust also in
Him; and He shall bring it to pass." --Ps. xxxvii. 5.
To bring up
(a) To carry upward; to nurse; to rear; to educate.
(b) To cause to stop suddenly.
Note: [v. i. by dropping the reflexive pronoun] To stop
suddenly; to come to a standstill. [Colloq.]
To bring up (any one) with a round turn, to cause (any one)
to stop abruptly. [Colloq.]
Syn: To fetch; bear; carry; convey; transport; import;
procure; produce; cause; adduce; induce.
come up to,
fetch and carry,
get to do,
give birth to,
give rise to,
go and get,
go to get,
mount up to,
set one back,
total up to,
To bring about,
To bring down,
To bring in,
To bring off,
To bring on,
To bring out,
To bring over,
To bring to,
To bring under,
To bring up,
To bring a sail to,
To bring back,
To bring by the lee,
To bring down the house,
To bring forth,
To bring forward,
To bring home,
To bring into play,
To bring suit,
To bring to book,
To bring to grass,
To bring to light,
To bring to pass,
To bring to terms,
To bring to the gangway,
To bring to the hammer,
To bring up by hand,
To bring up the rear,
bring home to,
bring to bear,
bring to light,
bring to mind,
bring to pass,
To bring grist to the maill,
To bring one round,
To bring one to his bearings,
To bring up with a round turn,
bring home the bacon,
bringing close together,
To bring one on one's way,
To bring one's nose to the grindstone,
To bring up any one with a round turn
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