1. [ verb ] take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Synonyms: take convey

"Bring me the box from the other room" "Take these letters to the boss" also metaphorical, as in "This brings me to the main point"

Related terms: transport transit conduct return land ferry whisk tube fetch church raise lower produce produce advance land transportation conveyer conveyer_belt come
2. [ verb ] 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"

Related terms: change publish join
3. [ verb ] cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
Synonyms: make_for work play wreak

"I cannot work a miracle" "wreak havoc" "bring comments" "play a joke" "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"

Related terms: make pull_off effect induce raise stage bring_about work
4. [ verb ] go or come after and bring or take back
Synonyms: get fetch convey

"Get me those books over there, please" "Could you bring the wine?" "The dog fetched the hat"

Related terms: take_away transmit deliver retrieve come
5. [ verb ] bring into a different state
Synonyms: land

"this may land you in jail"

Related terms: change reduce rear
6. [ verb ] be accompanied by

"Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"

Related terms: come
7. [ verb ] avance or set forth in court
Synonyms: institute

"bring charges", "institute proceedings"

Related terms: make introduce
8. [ verb ] of a quality, as in
Synonyms: add contribute lend impart bestow

: "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"

Related terms: change throw_in instill tinsel addition
9. [ verb ] (business) be sold for a certain price
Synonyms: bring_in fetch

"The painting brought $10,000" "The old print fetched a high price at the auction"

Related terms: change_hands
10. [ verb ] attract the attention of

"The noise and the screaming brought the curious"

Related terms: attract
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 25761
12. [ verb ] induce or persuade

"The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"

Related terms: induce
Similar spelling:   brewing