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Meaning of BRING

Pronunciation:  bring

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  1. [v]  bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail"
  2. [v]  induce or persuade; "The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"
  3. [v]  go or come after and bring or take back; "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat"
  4. [v]  be accompanied by; "Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"
  5. [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"
  6. [v]  avance or set forth in court; "bring charges", "institute proceedings"
  7. [v]  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"
  8. [v]  attract the attention of; "The noise and the screaming brought the curious"
  9. [v]  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"
  10. [v]  be sold for a certain price; "The painting brought $10,000"; "The old print fetched a high price at the auction"
  11. [v]  of a quality, as in; "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"

BRING is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: add, bestow, bring in, contribute, convey, convey, fetch, fetch, get, impart, institute, land, lend, make for, play, take, work, wreak
 Antonyms: bear away, bear off, carry away, carry off, take away
 See Also: advance, alter, alter, alter, arouse, arrange, attract, bring about, bring back, bring down, bring down, bring forward, bring off, bring on, bring on, bring out, bring out, bring together, bring up, bring up, bring up, call down, call forth, carry, carry off, cause, change, change, change, change hands, channel, channel, channelise, channelize, church, come, come, come up, come up, conduct, conjure, conjure up, create, cut, cut back, cut down, deliver, draw, draw in, effect, effectuate, elevate, evoke, ferry, get, get down, get up, have, induce, induce, instill, introduce, invoke, issue, join, land, let down, lift, lower, make, make, manage, negociate, nurture, parent, produce, publish, pull, pull in, pull off, put down, put forward, put out, raise, raise, raise, rear, reduce, release, retrieve, return, set up, stage, stimulate, stir, take back, take down, throw in, tinsel, transfer, transfuse, transit, transmit, transmit, transport, transport, trim, trim back, trim down, tube, whisk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bring\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Bringing}.] [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.
                                               --1 Kings
                                               xvii. 11.

         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 about}, to bring to pass; to effect; to accomplish.

{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 down the house}, to cause tremendous applause.

{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
       specified object.
   (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 one on one's way}, to accompany, guide, or attend

{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
       lie 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 light}, to disclose; to discover; to make clear;
   to reveal.

{To bring a sail to} (Naut.), to bend it to the yard.

{To bring to pass}, to accomplish to effect. ``Trust also in
   Him; and He shall bring it to pass.'' --Ps. xxxvii. 5.

{To bring under}, to subdue; to restrain; to reduce to

{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.]

{To be brought to bed}. See under {Bed}.

Syn: To fetch; bear; carry; convey; transport; import;
     procure; produce; cause; adduce; induce.

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