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bring

verb \ˈbriŋ\

: to come with (something or someone) to a place

: to cause (something or someone) to come

: to cause (something) to exist, happen, or start

brought \ˈbrt\ bring·ing \ˈbriŋ-iŋ\

Full Definition of BRING

transitive verb
1
a :  to convey, lead, carry, or cause to come along with one toward the place from which the action is being regarded
b :  to cause to be, act, or move in a special way: as
(1) :  attract <her screams brought the neighbors> (2) :  persuade, induce (3) :  force, compel (4) :  to cause to come into a particular state or condition <bring water to a boil>
c dial :  escort, accompany
d :  to bear as an attribute or characteristic <brings years of experience to the position>
2
:  to cause to exist or occur: as
a :  to be the occasion of <winter brings snow>
b :  to result in <the drug brought immediate relief>
c :  institute <bring legal action>
d :  adduce <bring an argument>
3
:  prefer <bring charges>
4
:  to procure in exchange :  sell for
intransitive verb
chiefly Midland :  yield, produce
bring·er noun
bring forth
1
:  bear <brought forth fruit>
2
:  to give birth to :  produce
3
:  adduce <bring forth persuasive arguments>
bring forward
1
:  to produce to view :  introduce <brought new evidence forward>
2
:  to carry (a total) forward
bring home
:  to make unmistakably clear
bring to account
1
:  to bring to book
2
:  reprimand
bring to bear
:  to use with effect <bring pressure to bear>
bring to book
:  to compel to give an account
bring to light
bring to mind
:  recall
bring to terms
:  to compel to agree, assent, or submit
bring up the rear
:  to come last or behind

Examples of BRING

  1. Should I send you a check? Why not just bring me the money when you come?
  2. Have you brought the money with you from the bank?
  3. She brought her boyfriend home to meet her parents.
  4. Love of adventure brought her here before taking her to many other places.
  5. This radio station brings you all the news as it happens.
  6. Can anything bring peace to this troubled region?
  7. Having a baby has brought great happiness into her life.

Origin of BRING

Middle English, from Old English bringan; akin to Old High German bringan to bring, Welsh hebrwng to accompany
First Known Use: before 12th century
BRING TO BEAR Defined for Kids

bring

verb \ˈbriŋ\
brought \ˈbrt\bring·ing

Definition of BRING for Kids

1
:  to cause to come by carrying or leading :  take along <Students were told to bring lunches.> <Bring all your friends!>
2
:  to cause to reach a certain state or take a certain action <Bring the water to a boil.> <I couldn't bring myself to say it.>
3
:  to cause to arrive or exist <Their cries brought help.> <The storm brought snow and ice.>
4
:  to sell for <The house brought a high price.>
bring·er noun
bring about
:  to cause to happen
bring back
:  to cause to return to a person's memory <Seeing him brought it all back to me.>
bring forth
:  to cause to happen or exist :  produce <Her statement brought forth protest.>
bring on
:  to cause to happen to <You've brought these problems on yourself.>
bring out
1
:  to produce and make available <The manufacturer brought out a new model.>
2
:  to cause to appear <His friends bring out the best in him.>
bring to
:  to bring back from unconsciousness :  revive
bring up
1
:  to bring to maturity through care and education <bring up a child>
2
:  to mention when talking <bring up a subject>

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