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.

Primary Meanings of bring

1.
v
take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
2.
v
cause to come into a particular state or condition
3.
v
advance or set forth in court
Full Definitions of bring
1

v 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
Types:
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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

v go or come after and bring or take back

“Could you bring the wine?”
Synonyms:
convey, fetch, get
convey, take
take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Antonyms:
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
Types:
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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
Type of:
channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport
send from one person or place to another

v be accompanied by

“Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?”
Synonyms:
convey, take
take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

v be sold for a certain price

“The painting brought $10,000”
Synonyms:
bring in, fetch

v bestow a quality on

“She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings”
Synonyms:
add, bestow, contribute, impart, lend
Types:
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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
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v attract the attention of

“The noise and the screaming brought the curious”
Type of:
attract, draw, draw in, pull, pull in
direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
2

v 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”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v bring into a different state

Synonyms:
land
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v 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
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become

v induce or persuade

“The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well”
Type of:
cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate
cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
3

v advance or set forth in court

“" bring charges", "institute proceedings”
Synonyms:
institute
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become

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