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Verb: bring (brought)  bring
  1. Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    "Bring me the box from the other room"; "This brings me to the main point";
    - convey, take
  2. 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"
  3. Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
    "bring comments"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area";
    - work, play, wreak, make for
  4. Go or come after and bring or take back
    "Could you bring the wine?";
    - get, convey, fetch
  5. Be accompanied by
    "Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"
  6. Advance or set forth in court
    "bring charges";
    - institute
  7. Provide a particular quality or character
    "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings";
    - lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add
  8. Be sold for a certain price
    "The painting brought $10,000"; "The old print brought in a high price at the auction";
    - fetch, bring in
  9. Attract the attention of
    "The noise and the screaming brought the curious"
  10. Induce or persuade
    "The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"
  11. Bring into a different state
    - land

Derived forms: brings, brought, bringing

See also: put out, raise, trim back

Type of: alter, attract, carry, cause, change, channel, channelise [Brit], channelize, create, draw, draw in, get, have, induce, make, modify, pull, pull in, stimulate, transfer, transmit, transport

Encyclopedia: Bring