bring

verb
\ ˈbriŋ How to pronounce bring (audio) \
brought\ ˈbrȯt How to pronounce bring (audio) \; bringing\ ˈbriŋ-​iŋ How to pronounce bring (audio) \

Definition of bring

transitive verb

1a : to convey, lead, carry, or cause to come along with one toward the place from which the action is being regarded brought a bottle of wine to the party
b : to cause to be, act, or move in a special way: such as
(1) : attract her screams brought the neighbors
(2) : persuade, induce try to bring them to his way of thinking
(3) : force, compel was brought before a judge
(4) : to cause to come into a particular state or condition bring water to a boil
c dialect : escort, accompany May I bring you home?
d : to bear as an attribute or characteristic brings years of experience to the position
2 : to cause to exist or occur: such as
a : to be the occasion of winter brings snow
b : to result in the drug brought immediate relief brought tears to her eyes
c : institute bring legal action
d : adduce bring an argument
3 : prefer whether to bring legal charges against him
4 : to procure in exchange : sell for should bring a high price at auction

intransitive verb

chiefly Midland : yield, produce
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 brought home the importance of exercise
bring to account
1 : to bring to book must be brought to account for her mistakes
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
: disclose, reveal bring new facts to light
bring to mind
: recall These events bring to mind another time in history.
bring to terms
: to compel to agree, assent, or submit
bring up the rear
: to come last or behind

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Other Words from bring

bringer noun

Examples of bring in a Sentence

“Should I send you a check?” “Why not just bring me the money when you come?” Have you brought the money with you from the bank? She brought her boyfriend home to meet her parents. Love of adventure brought her here before taking her to many other places. This radio station brings you all the news as it happens. Can anything bring peace to this troubled region? Having a baby has brought great happiness into her life.
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Recent Examples on the Web These are the intimate friendships that bring us deep satisfaction. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, "The Best Friends Can Do Nothing for You," 8 Apr. 2021 Silkies Hike is one of over 60 events during the 2021 season that will bring thousands of veterans together for the purpose of eliminating veteran suicides. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, "Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike calling all veterans and active duty members," 8 Apr. 2021 The New York Fed is looking at expanding access to a facility used to influence short-term interest rates and implement monetary policy in a way that could bring smaller firms into the marketplace, an official at the bank said. Michael S. Derby, WSJ, "New York Fed Official: Fed May Expand Access to Reverse Repo Facility," 8 Apr. 2021 At Home initiative, an effort to give fans the sense of being at Camden Yards that will bring the Hot Dog Race, Crab Shuffle and other in-ballpark experiences into your home through the team’s television and radio broadcasts. Nathan Ruiz, baltimoresun.com, "What you need to know if you’re attending Orioles Opening Day at Camden Yards," 7 Apr. 2021 Developers had an easier time creating apps on a new platform that could bring them new sources of revenue. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, "Google won the battle to make API fair use, but the war will rage on," 7 Apr. 2021 Offering rare behind the scenes images of the Golden Goose world, its pages are filled with interviews and anecdotes that bring the brand to life. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, "Golden Goose Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary With Limited-Edition Sneakers, A Book, A Golden Bench And More," 7 Apr. 2021 It was aimed at his culinary peers and diners who wanted a deeper look into the thought process behind the cooking that would bring Kinch’s flagship restaurant three Michelin stars. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, "David Kinch Shows You a Foolproof Way to Cook Duck Breast at Home," 7 Apr. 2021 From a personalized wine subscription service that gets better with every order to a next-level massage tool that'll bring the spa to her couch, here are 45 unique Mother's Day gifts to shop now. Erin Parker, Glamour, "45 Unique Mother’s Day Gifts for the Leading Lady in Your Life," 6 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of bring

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for bring

Middle English, from Old English bringan; akin to Old High German bringan to bring, Welsh hebrwng to accompany

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The first known use of bring was before the 12th century

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“Bring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bring. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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bring

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bring

: to come with (something or someone) to a place
: to cause (something or someone) to come
: to cause (something) to exist, happen, or start

bring

verb
\ ˈbriŋ How to pronounce bring (audio) \
brought\ ˈbrȯt \; bringing

Kids Definition of bring

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 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

Other Words from bring

bringer noun
\ ˈbriŋ How to pronounce bring (audio) \
brought\ ˈbrȯt How to pronounce bring (audio) \; bringing\ ˈbriŋ-​iŋ How to pronounce bring (audio) \

Legal Definition of bring

: to begin or commence (a legal proceeding) through proper legal procedure: as
a : to put (as a lawsuit) before a court
b : to formally assert (as a charge or indictment) brought charges against him

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