What is the meaning of bring?


  • Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere.
    • usage: "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
  • Cause to come into a particular state or condition.
    • usage: "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.
    • usage: "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"
  • Go or come after and bring or take back.
    • usage: "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine"; "The dog fetched the hat"
  • Bring into a different state.
    • usage: "this may land you in jail"
  • Be accompanied by.
    • usage: "Can I bring my cousin to the dinner"
  • Advance or set forth in court.
    • usage: "bring charges, "institute proceedings"
  • Bestow a quality on.
    • usage: "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"
  • Be sold for a certain price.
    • usage: "The painting brought $10, 000"; "The old print fetched a high price at the auction"
  • Attract the attention of.
    • usage: "The noise and the screaming brought the curious"
  • Induce or persuade.
    • usage: "The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"
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APAWordNet. (2010). bring. Retrieved April 20, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/bring/definitions/1261786
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MLAWordNet. "bring" 23 October 2010. Web. 20 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/bring/definitions/1261786>
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