|1.||[ verb ] take something or somebody with oneself somewhere|
"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|
"this may land you in jail"
|Related terms:||change reduce rear|
|6.||[ verb ] be accompanied by|
"Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"
|7.||[ verb ] avance or set forth in court|
"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|
"The painting brought $10,000" "The old print fetched a high price at the auction"
|10.||[ verb ] attract the attention of|
"The noise and the screaming brought the curious"
|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"