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Dictionary Definition

bring

Verb

1 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" [syn: 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; "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area" [syn: work, play, wreak, make for]
4 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" [syn: get, convey, fetch] [ant: take away]
5 bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail" [syn: land]
6 be accompanied by; "Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"
7 bestow a quality on; "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" [syn: lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add]
8 avance or set forth in court; "bring charges", "institute proceedings" [syn: institute]
9 be sold for a certain price; "The painting brought $10,000"; "The old print fetched a high price at the auction" [syn: fetch, bring in]
10 attract the attention of; "The noise and the screaming brought the curious"
11 induce or persuade; "The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well" [also: brought]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

bringan.

Pronunciation

  • /ˈbɹɪŋ/, /"brIN/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪŋ

Verb

  1. To transport toward somebody/somewhere.
  2. To pitch, often referring to a particularly hard thrown fastball.
    The closer Jones can really bring it.

Usage notes

Nonstandard past brang and past participle brung and broughten forms are sometimes used.
to transport toward somebody/somewhere
  • Czech: přinést, přivést, přivézt
  • Finnish: tuoda
  • French: apporter, amener
  • German: bringen, holen
  • Hungarian: hoz
  • Russian: приносить , принести to carry a thing; приводить , привести to accompany a person;
baseball: to pitch
  • Finnish: syöttää

German

Verb

Scots

Etymology

bringan.

Pronunciation

  • /brɪŋ/

Verb

  1. To bring.

Extensive Definition

Bring may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accompany, accomplish, achieve, advance, affect, afford, allure, amount to, assume, attend, attract, be sold, bear, breed, bring about, bring around, bring back, bring down, bring forth, bring in, bring off, bring on, bring out, bring round, bring to, bring up, bring upon, broach, call for, call forth, care for, carry, carry off, carry out, cause, chaperon, chase after, come to, come up to, companion, comprise, conduct, consort with, contain, contribute to, contrive, convey, convince, convoy, cost, create, cut back, cut down, decide, deliver, depose, determine, dethrone, develop, diminish, discuss, disgorge, display, dispose, do, do to, draw, draw down, draw on, earn, educate, effect, elevate, elicit, emphasize, engage, engender, enlist, entail, escort, evoke, feature, fetch, fetch and carry, focus on, get, get to do, give birth to, give rise to, go after, go and get, go fetch, go for, go get, go to get, illuminate, implicate, imply, incline, induce, inflict, influence, inspire, instigate, institute, interest in, introduce, invite, invoke, involve, issue, lead, lead to, lessen, look after, lure, make known, make public, mention, motivate, mount up to, move, nurture, obtain, occasion, offer, oust, overthrow, overturn, pen up, perform, persuade, pick up, present, presume, presuppose, procure, produce, prompt, provoke, publish, pull off, put on, put out, put over, raise, realize, rear, recall, reduce, regurgitate, release, report, require, restore, resuscitate, retrieve, return, revive, run after, run into, run to, secure, sell, sell for, set forth, set off, set one back, shag, stage, submit, subsume, succeed, succeed in, superinduce, sway, take, take in, talk about, teach, tempt, throw up, topple, total up to, touch on, train, tutor, unseat, visit upon, vomit, win over, wreak, yield
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