bring

To bring something is to carry or convey it somewhere. A trained dog will bring back a stick.

The verb bring "carries" the idea of conveying something. You might ask a friend to bring you to school, and you might bring your friend cookies as a thank you. You could bring a legal suit against someone, or bring yourself to do something unpleasant. Good fortune might bring you happiness, while a hunter might bring down their prey with one shot. The number seven is supposed to bring good luck. The slang expression “bring it” means to do your best.

Definitions of bring
  1. verb
    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    Bring me the box from the other room”
    “This brings me to the main point”
    synonyms: convey, take
    convey, fetch, get
    go or come after and bring or take back
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    fetch
    take away or remove
    transit
    cause or enable to pass through
    ferry
    transport from one place to another
    bring back, return, take back
    bring back to the point of departure
    tube
    convey in a tube
    whisk
    move somewhere quickly
    carry, channel, conduct, convey, impart, transmit
    transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
    land
    bring ashore
    ground, run aground, strand
    bring to the ground
    wash up
    carry somewhere (of water or current or waves)
    pipe in
    bring in through pipes
    bring in
    transmit
    retransmit
    transmit again
    strand
    drive (a vessel) ashore
    type of:
    carry, transport
    move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
  2. verb
    go or come after and bring or take back
    synonyms: convey, fetch, get
    convey, take
    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
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    bear away, bear off, carry away, carry off, take away
    remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
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    retrieve
    run after, pick up, and bring to the master
    retrieve
    go for and bring back
    deliver
    bring to a destination, make a delivery
    misdeliver
    deliver to the wrong address
    process, serve, swear out
    deliver a warrant or summons to someone
    discharge, drop, drop off, put down, set down, unload
    leave or unload
    consign
    send to an address
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    channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport
    send from one person or place to another
  3. verb
    be accompanied by
    “Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?”
    Synonyms:
    convey, take
    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
  4. verb
    be sold for a certain price
    “The painting brought $10,000”
    synonyms: bring in, fetch
  5. verb
    bestow a quality on
    “She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings”
    synonyms: add, bestow, contribute, impart, lend
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    factor
    be a contributing factor
    instill, transfuse
    impart gradually
    tinsel
    impart a cheap brightness to
    throw in
    add as an extra or as a gratuity
    breathe
    impart as if by breathing
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  6. verb
    attract the attention of
    “The noise and the screaming brought the curious”
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    attract, draw, draw in, pull, pull in
    direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
  7. 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”
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  8. verb
    bring into a different state
    synonyms: land
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  9. verb
    cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
    bring comments”
    “The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area”
    synonyms: make for, play, work, wreak
    act, work
    have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
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    create, make
    make or cause to be or to become
  10. verb
    induce or persuade
    “The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well”
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    cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate
    cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
  11. verb
    advance or set forth in court
    “" bring charges", "institute proceedings”
    synonyms: institute
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    create, make
    make or cause to be or to become
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